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How to keep neighborhood dogs out of my trash

I am so sick of dogs tearing up my trash and I have to pick it up! Idc if it's lethal or not, anything but shooting them. if the owners care about their dog they would lock them up.

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You could put chocolate in the trash and when the dogs come and eat it they'll die because there body's can't digest the material.

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I'd probably just keep the chocolate for myself or my son would sneak it lol
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Plus to actually kill a healthy dog they must eat 3 times theirs body weight. Some dogs can actually even eat chocolate and be fine.
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my dog eats chocolate all the time. that's not going to kill it sorry
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Are you sure it's dogs and not raccoons? Raccoons love to get into people's trash. You can get a garbage can with a seal and lock lid (kind of like tupperware). You can also spray vinegar and water on and around the trash can this will help with dogs or raccoons.

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Yeah I ran them off last night around 2 am
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Have you tried the vinegar and water spray?
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Also try talking to the people that own the dogs. If they aren't responsive call animal control. I'm a dog owner my self and this makes me sad. Usually dogs only do this if they are very hungry or you have meat or bones or other tempting treats in there. My brother uses those glad febreeze bags and he said that helped him as well as the vinegar and water.
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Get a trash can with lockable lid.

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Call animal control or put your trash where they can't get to it

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Pepper, sprinkle it around and on the bin dogs hate pepper! Also works to keep them off furniture you don't want them to sit on and it won't harm them.
Tho its frustrating, totally understandable its not the dogs fault they know no better, it's their owners!

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Ima try this
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It's sad that you can't put your trash out because of irresponsible neighbors. Im going through the same, they put their trash in the bed of a truck and let their dogs tear everyone else's up. i chased their dog to their driveway with my car and told them i will not put up with it anymore. for the record i didn't hit it even though i wanted to. lol. I agree put chocolate, or pure cocoa in some meat with onions. Or just gather up all your torn up trash and put it on their porch or in their yard. Maybe they will get the hint to put their dogs up.

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I just got home from work I pull up and of course my trash is in the ditch
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I would be severely mad, I mean you work hard and come home to a mess. You could make police reports and after 2-3( I think) and they will fine the owners. I do know after a warning from the police to have the animal put up, the next time they go to jail.
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Put a spray bottle with a little dish soap and 2 parts water 1part beach.As you add to trash give it a squirt periodically and when its time to set it out give a few spiteful squirts to it before you close it. You can spray the outside also but the trash guy puts up with enough of peoples crap so be considerate and don't .The soap is to lube the pump and help the solution cover.... it also isn't something dogs like the taste of

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