If you are very diligent in managing the trash and solid waste in your home, then this is a habit that you will definitely want to keep up as this will result in a home that is neat and clean. However, if you have a pet dog around, then it is possible that all this effort that you put in to make sure that you get a home that is free from trash and related mess will be for naught.
This is due to the fact that dogs have the habit of being quite curious about and interested in the trash can. It is possible that the different odors from the food and other materials that are coming from the trash can attract your pet to it. What usually happens then is that your dog will probably climb up the trash bin and rummage through the many different pieces of trash that can be found in your home. Not only can this give the area around your trash can or maybe even the different parts of your house a messy look due to the different pieces trash pieces that your dog may scatter around but it is also quite possible that this activity that your dog does can also release the odors that should be trapped inside the trash can, making your kitchen, living room, or wherever your trash may be quite the uncomfortable place to be in not only for your but also for your family, friends as well as guests that may visit your home.
There are a number of ways that you can remedy this problem. One is that you can try and train your dog to not rummage through the trash can. While this may be effective, a drawback for this solution is that this can take a long time, even years on certain situations, so you will still have a lot of cleaning up to do after your dog.
A much better way to tackle this problem would be for you to focus on doing some modifications with regards to the trash cans that you will be using. What’s great about this is that it is possible for you to solve the problem right away without having to wait a long time for you to see results, which is the case should you only rely on dog training.
One way to ensure that you get dog proof rubbish is for you to use dog proof trash cans. What’s great about these specially designed trash cans is that they have a number of features that will make it very difficult for your dog to get access to the trash. First and foremost, these trashcans are heavier that conventional ones, which makes it very difficult for your dog to tip them over. Also, these trash cans feature special lid mechanisms that only open when certain buttons or levers are pressed. This means that your dog will not be able to rummage through the trash bin, ensuring that mess from your trash can will not scattered inside and around your home.