|Barked: Thu Feb 26, '09 11:16am PST |
|Oh chase, welcome to our house! with four dogs, one of which loves anything found in a trash can, and one that can open doors to get the kitchen trash, I know what you are going through!!
we have to keep our kitchen trash can in a locked closet HA
Boo is really into bathroom trash, very annoying and not good for him. I have started to train him though that it is not good for him.
I take a hair brush and a full trash can, full of his favorite things.. I put the trash can in front of him, wait until he starts to stick his head in it, then I bang my hairbrush on the trash can.. As soon as Boo backs his head out and looks at me, I praise him!
I do this a few times with every trash can that he can get to. Then i stick my hairbrush in my pocket and go about my morning routine.. If I know Boo is heading to a trash can, or if I catch him in one, I bang the brush on it.
This is teaching him conditioned responses.. I learned about it in my psych class this week! He is learning that trash cans are not allowed!
Try something like this, and then move on to just the dirty diapers, set one in front of him on the floor, when he moves to sniff it or pick it up, hit your brush on something hard to associate loud scary noise with dirty diaper..
Boo is a fan of q-tips like Chase is of diapers.. the loud noise will distract them from the object of interest, then you praise them lavishly for leaving it alone, they connect the two and yay no more poopy diapers for chase!!
Hope it works!!
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