Garbage and Food

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  1. K1LOS

    K1LOS New Member

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    Hello,

    My 5 mos Airedale keeps raiding the garbage, and trys to steal food off our coffee table. Does anybody have some good training methods to put an end to these things? Thanks a lot

    Geoff
     
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    Small mousetraps. Make sure they're not strong enough to actually damage his/her(?) foot. A few nasty snappy things going off tends to do wonders, and the dog equates the unpleasantness with the place, not you giving punishment. Plus, it works when no one's around - when this usually happens.
     
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    How can i tell if it is too strong? I'm not about to test it with my finger! Good idea though

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    Get the smallest ones you can find, and you can tell about the pressure by pulling on them with your finger. Also, try using a small carrot to trigger it. If the carrot gets smushed, it's too strong.

    It's actually rare that they actually get caught in the trap; it's the nasty snapping that turns them off, but it's better to check to make sure little paws don't get harmed.

    I actually tried putting habaneros on the counter that Shiva steals from, but she just ate them. :eek:
     

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