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« on: April 29, 2005 06:50:54 AM »

Semi-craft related: I have a bloodhound who loves to get in the trash and pull out whatever smells good. And with her awesome sense of smell, pretty much everything smells intriguing to her. She is very good at opening lids, and I think she would even figure out the kind that you step on. I need to either come up with some sort of a cover for our current trash can, maybe with a zipper opening, or find a pup-proof store bought can. Has anyone else solved the problem of curious dogs getting into their trash? If so, I would love to hear how. We currently keep our can on top of the washer in our off-the-kitchen laundry room, but we are moving soon and will no longer have a closet to hide it in.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2005 06:56:32 AM »

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OmG! the only way i can keep my BIG DOG~~~

out of my trash is hot sauce....i keep a bottle by the trashcan on a shelf...the sent keeps him out...he doesnt even have to lick it..he just smells it and he is OUT OF THERE!  it is the only thing that works for me?? ive heard chili powder also...sounds cruel but the sent does it not the taste!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2005 07:18:56 AM »

Use a diaper pail.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2005 10:38:33 AM »

We have a step can with a very heavy lid... I think it came from Crate and Barrel or the Container Store.  It costs more than similar-looking ones from Target, but the extra heft is great for keeping animals out.

The other thing that many of my dog-owning friends do is to keep the trash can under the kitchen sink, behind the cabinet doors.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005 02:24:54 PM »

We keep our kitchen trash in a small can under the sink in a cabinet. We those cabinet locks for baby-proofing on them. You get used to unlocking it to open the cabinet. We keep our other trash cans high enough where our dogs can't reach them. Like on top of the toilet or mine is on top of my desk. We also have a larger trash can in the laundry room, between our kitchen and out garage and we always keep the door closed.
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