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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:30 PM
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How do I keep some STUPID neighbor's dog out of my trash?!
They're gone alot, and I swear they never keep this dog on a leash or in their house, and no matter what I do, it gets into my trash can and tears through my garbage, flinging it all over my yard. I woke up with a sore throat and wretched body aches this morning, and then I look outside and find that the dog had gotten to my trash AGAIN, despite the fact that I'd piled a big rock on top of the lid, last night. I am getting SO pissed off. Idiot people.
:mad:
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:31 PM
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1. Bear Trap?


:P
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:31 PM
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2. You can buy trash bins that latch securely
with latches that animals cannot open. They're big, and kind of expensive, but it may be worth it.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:33 PM
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5. I should tell my parents about that.
Every week we end up with garbage scattered due to bears, coyotes, or raccoons. I think they like to take turns on whose week it is.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:40 PM
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16. My friends in Buffalo all have them.
To keep out the racoons and some stray dogs that live in the area. The apparently work very, very well.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:31 PM
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3. Call Animal Control.
They're not allowed to let their dog roam free.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:32 PM
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4. What will they do with the dog?
Animal control, that is.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:34 PM
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7. They will put it down.
I would threaten to call animal control even though I couldn't really do it.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:36 PM
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11. That's what I'm afraid of...
I don't really blame the dog, I'm pissed at the owners, and while I'm not really a pet person, I don't want to see a animal unnecessarily euthanized.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:35 PM
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8. Around here the owner will get a warning and a citation.
So it will cost them some money. Of course, if the owner claims they don't own the dog, animal control can seize the dog.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:33 PM
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6. Well, I would be having a talk with the neighbor
and threaten to call animal control if you see the dog running loose. I think most areas have leash laws. At least my county here in Georgia does.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:35 PM
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9. Depends. Who's stupid, the neighbor or the dog? -nt
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:38 PM
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14. The neighbor, for sure.
The dog, I've no idea, but we just had a stare-down in my yard, and he lost. :P Problem is, he's tearing through my trash at night, when I can't catch him and stop him.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:36 PM
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10. Kung Pao Puppy.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 01:29 PM
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45. Heh heh... you're evil.
:spank:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:36 PM
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12. mothballs
maybe just put some in the bottom of the can and a couple on top. They really hate the smell of mothballs and it will probably cover up everthing else in the trash.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:37 PM
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13. There is a humane nonaerosol spray called "Scram!" that is safe to use
in areas like that. It's all natural with cayenne pepper oil in it, and it keeps wild animals and dogs and cats away from wherever you spray it. Animals don't like to go near it, and if they do actually get in it for some reason, it just makes their paws tingle a little with no harmful effects. We got it at a pet supply store a few years ago at the recommendation of our vet, and we've used it on our freshly planted garden to keep Vicki (our curious mutt) out of there. It works great! We also used it to keep rabbits from eating our squash blossoms too. :)
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:39 PM
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15. Ooh! I will look for that!
Thank you!
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:42 PM
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18. You're welcome!
:hi: There are some other brands too, so as long as they have cayenne or another type of hot pepper in them, they'll work just about as well in case you can't find "Scram!". :)
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:41 PM
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17. Cinder block in the bottom of the trash can
Depending on the size of the dog, he/she may not be able to knock it over. With a big rock on top of it, he shouldn't be able to flip the lid off, either.

Your trashman isn't likely to try tossing the entire bin into the truck (thereby costing you some cinderblocks), but will rather pull the trash out by the handles (assuming, I know) with that excess weight in there.

Caveat: you'll have to draaaaag the trash to the streetside or what have you.

THEN, problem solved, talk to your neighbor anyway. Dogs shouldn't be roaming free at night. Nasty things can happen to them, and at times, they can do nasty things to people and their property.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:45 PM
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19. We had a problem with a neighbor's dog
taking its morning dump in our backyard, every morning. We have spoken to the neighbors but to no avail... it may not be their dog. As a desperate measure we pulled out the high-frequency sound machine we bought years ago to deter wild animals from digging in our garden. It didn't work for the wild animals back then, but it worked like a charm on the dog. The poop just stopped appearing.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 01:53 PM
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20. Here ya go.
http://www.stacksandstacks.com/html/101602_trash-recept...

Give the bill to the stoopid neighbour.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:12 PM
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21. Ah-ha!
That's also more aesthetically pleasing than my current option. How have you been, hon'?
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:28 PM
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28. Oh the usual,
bit of the flu, crazy busy workload, school's back in session. Too busy having a life to get a life.

:hi:

How 'bout you?
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:15 PM
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22. Shoot it
If your far enough out of the city in Cloquet
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:16 PM
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24. Wow...you sound almost as bad as another dog shooting DUer.
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:17 PM
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25. I didn't say kill it
I was just kidding....anyone shoots my dog....they are next
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:29 PM
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29. Yeah, wing em! Just a nice flesh wound.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 11:58 AM
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39. you can get tranquilizer guns
or maybe a taser
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 01:31 PM
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47. BB gun.
Non-lethal, but stings like hell.
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:15 PM
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23. I can't vouch for this method, but I know the person who uses it.
He pees on the trashcan. Claims he marks it as his "territory" and dogs don't bother it. Have fun. :)
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:21 PM
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26. Well, There are baby diapers in the can, and I'm sure he can detect
the scent from those, but that hasn't deterred him. I also made the mistake of leaving the cover off the kids' sandbox one night, and the neighborhood cats wasted NO time in using that as a litter box. :eyes:
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 02:27 PM
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27. An asshat neighbor used to let his dog out in the A.M to crap on all the
Edited on Tue Sep-26-06 02:28 PM by zonkers
lawns in the neighborhood. Fed up, I lured the dog into my garage with food and let him come in the houes. He watched football on TV with me all day, asleep at my feet while my neighbor freaked out searching for him. I let him out at dusk. Neighbor never let his dog out again off leash. Of course I would never advise you to kidnap your neighbors dog.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 04:28 PM
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31. well
there's one way to take care of that problem...

:rofl:
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Trailrider1951 Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 04:24 PM
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30. Just sprinkle some cayenne pepper on your garbage
under the lid. It won't do any permanent damage to the dog, and he will sure remember the snootful of pepper he will get when he comes sniffing around.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 05:49 PM
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32. dognap and adopt the dog for you!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 07:24 PM
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33. This worked for me....
Pour a couple of big splashes of ammonia on top of the trash before you put on the lid. If the dog gets the lid off, he will get a snoot full of the ammonia smell and leave it alone.

If that doesn't work, try anti-freeze.
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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 07:37 PM
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35. No, not antifreeze.
It's toxic to dogs and cats.
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Rosie1223 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 12:20 PM
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43. I think that was the point
sarcastically, I'm sure.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 07:35 PM
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34. Cayenne pepper powder
sprinkled liberally over the trash, and around it.

It will not hurt the animal, or the environment. It will wash off with the first rain, and it is dirt cheap.

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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 07:37 PM
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36. A big rat trap - one snap to the nose and I bet you don't see him again
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 12:12 PM
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42. that's what i was going to suggest
My Grandfather successfully trained his dog to quit digging by putting mousetraps in half dug holes.
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-26-06 08:55 PM
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37. Go to the dollar store
I got tired of the "wild" dogs and when I was in the dollar store I looked for the most stinkedist(?) thing in a can. I ended getting some generic toilet bowl spray. I stinks a lot and works too!
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book lady Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 11:57 AM
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38. keep your trash can in your neighbors yard :)
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 12:03 PM
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40. LOL!
Best post of the thread. :thumbsup:
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 12:04 PM
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41. secure the perimeter of your LZ
with trip wire, rig up some flood lights and loud sirens that will go off in the event of hostiles coming under the wire.

configure m-60 bunkers every 12 feet around the perimeter and give everbody a radio so they can coordinate action in the event hostiles attack.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 01:25 PM
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44. I think the "pee on the trash can" option sounds easier,
and hence, more appealing.
:rofl:
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 01:29 PM
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46. a BB gun works nicely.
One good clean shot to the but-tocks and you won't see that dog near your garbage again.
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SoyCat Donating Member (660 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 01:41 PM
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48. Tabasco sauce works well for that. *Most* dogs don't like it. However,
I did have a schnauzer who loved hot food. It's not expensive so, you might give it a try.
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