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    Default Whys is she stealing from the Garbage?

    Hi, everyone Blossom has started getting into the garbage and stealing stuff out of the garbage can. She has taken the plastic wrap from hamburger meat, yesterday she grabbed and ate some orange peels, and today, she grabbed a whole piece of bread. She has never done this before, so I don't know why she would just start this out of the blue. Does anyone else have a bully that gets into the garbage?
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    Shy , and my parent boxer "Brutus" had this problem
    I've heard that a dog conducting food orientated destruction in the kitchen/ or garbage could be part of 2 things
    if your dog was put on the diet - in my case i had to slim down and she would raid anything for food
    Varying your dogs diet can help reduce his hunting for different foods. I don't mean changing his food altogether, but ad a handful of some meat to a mix ins everyday
    Keep the bin (garbage) somewhere she can't reach it is the easiest solution. She is getting mega rewards for raiding it so can't see an easy way of dissuading her., ive tried to give her treats to reinforce her positive behavior (not eating anything that does not belong to her), but since she got a free "tasty" food from my bin that did not work-so we changed our bins with a locked lids , and if you cant do this cut the access off
    We used to have a boxer who raided our fridge .... we had to instal few child locks high enough so she wouldn't be able to chew it lol
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    Monica my boxer Roxie has just started doing this too, but what's funny is that I saw Marcus hitting the pedal so now the lid goes up. I think that they BOTH have realized how much fun it is to get in the trash can… YEAH!!! LOL

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    None of mine get into the garbage, they'd have to knock it over to do so as it's tall and has s flip lid. Emma does, however, like to into into the bathroom trashes and steal the tissues.
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    Well-because they CAN!!!! When my Malanois was living, she would flip the lid up with her nose! So, I have always had my trash can backwards-and it is tall for the bullies, so they have never thought of it! I have seen them "eye" the bathroom trash-but I "warned" them-but I mostly keep THAT door closed! Once they start their "tricks", you just have to out do them! Get a stronger, taller trash can! As @JeannieCO mentioned-I know if mine fell over-the girls would be at it!!! They are Vultures!ha!ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    Well-because they CAN!!!!
    I was going to say the exact same thing.

    Totally my fault, but I had a big trash bag hanging off one of my kitchen drawers instead of using a can and I went to the bathroom. Came out and I see Finn laying quietly on his stomach with an empty bag of popcorn next to him which i just threw away. Took me a couple seconds to realize he pilfered thru the trash bag and in his mouth was an entire chicken breast bone. He had his mouth clamped shut, the little stinker! I pryed his mouth open and took out the whole bone and thank God he did not swallow any of it. Good thing i only used the bathroom for a minute b/c if i was taking a shower and that happened…well, i don't even want to think about it.




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    Sheldon sniffs the trash cans in the living room and accompanies me to the trash can in the kitchen but the trash in the kitchen is in a pullout and he hasn't figured out how to open it yet. When he sniffs the cans in the living room I catch him so he doesn't really get into the trash.

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    Henny-You sure were lucky! I think mine would have swallowed, and I wouldn't know what happened-UNTIL>>>>>>>>>
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    If she had the oppurtunity, Banks would, no doubt about it. It was just becasue it was there and she smelled food
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    If we leave a plastic bag of trash accessible to Angus, it's going to get strewn all over the place. If we leave a shoe/slipper accessible to Angus, it's going to get chewed up. Pillows or stuff toys - the same. Neither Bullie nor Gizmo does this. Only Angus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    Well-because they CAN!!!! When my Malanois was living, she would flip the lid up with her nose! So, I have always had my trash can backwards-and it is tall for the bullies, so they have never thought of it! I have seen them "eye" the bathroom trash-but I "warned" them-but I mostly keep THAT door closed! Once they start their "tricks", you just have to out do them! Get a stronger, taller trash can! As @JeannieCO mentioned-I know if mine fell over-the girls would be at it!!! They are Vultures!ha!ha!

    Definately have to out do them. We keep the rooms blocks off now and the doors closed at night for the bathrooms. Emma is very sneaky that way. She'll go to bed and then sneak back downstairs and either steal a napkin off the coffee table or knock the bathroom trash can over and eat away.

    Time for a big NO and a taller trash can.
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    Ruthie is scared of trash bags and trash cans, so she would never try to get into one. My friends dog LOVES the garbage can and eats everything he could out of it, tissues, dirty female things...etc. it's so gross, she had to end up hiding all her garbage cans in closets.

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