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Jake has become one of the most dedicated trash monsters I have ever known. He not only goes in when we are in the living room (the next room) he tries to go in while we are WATCHING him!!!! Last night was the final straw. He came in my room with a panicked look on his face and I thought he had to go out. He jumps off the bed and then imediately pukes a large wad of unchewed pizza crust that was stuck in his throat.:yuck:

Any good ideas of breaking him from this disgusting behavior?

He gets fed twice a day and recieves a cup and a half each time. (Diamond Brand Lamb and Rice Large Breed). He also recieves cheese for his crating times (when I got out or to work) and he gets plenty of odds and ends that my son :mad: gives him.

Any ideas are welcome!!
 

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I gave up on this many dogs ago.

Anything "good" - food related, bones, etc. either goes directly in the garbage pail outside, or we keep a small trash bag in the sink that goes out in the garbage periodically during the day, like when we leave the house or after the meals.

I have spent a lot of money on trash receptacles, and Brady and my past dogs have always found a way to get into them. It never happens when you are in the kitchen with them.
 

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Wish I could help, but trash tastes better than any other treat out there... whether they're hungry or not. I think it has something to do with a dog's instinct to forage for food, their nose tells them where to go and find it... lots of good smells in a garbage can.

The only thing I could suggest is to get a garbage can with a lid that closes well. I have mine in a drawer type cabinet that pulls out, and Duke has figured out how to slide it open! I'm going to need a child safety lock if he doesn't get out of the habit.
 

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I caught Tailer with his head in the trash once and scared the Hell out of him...:nono:...never been in there since! We also have a compost bin on the floor and he got in there for a corn cob once...:eek:...scared him again, not been in there again. Once he was counter surfing...:nervous:...again I scared the crap out of him and never again!

I can sneak in any room and scare the crap out of him if I want...jump Hubby too sometimes by my stealthy behavior!:hide: :)
 

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Wish I could help, but trash tastes better than any other treat out there... whether they're hungry or not. I think it has something to do with a dog's instinct to forage for food, their nose tells them where to go and find it... lots of good smells in a garbage can.

The only thing I could suggest is to get a garbage can with a lid that closes well. I have mine in a drawer type cabinet that pulls out, and Duke has figured out how to slide it open! I'm going to need a child safety lock if he doesn't get out of the habit.
Oh wow! I was going to suggest the drawer type garbage thinking that it would be impenetrable, but I guess not! Flora has never shown much interest in our kitchen garbage, but I always figured that was because of the way the garbage was stored.
 

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:--sitnky:When Buddy was a puppy I told him he was too GOOD to eat garbage. It worked. You can leave a bag out and he won't bother it.
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