Keeping Puppies Out of Trash

Puppies are naturally curious and scent-driven, which makes your kitchen trash can irresistible to them. Keep them out by pouring a scant cap full of ammonia into the can. I only had to do this a few times for my pup. He's now 46 inches tall and walks right past it, not even taking a look!


By tahloolabelle from Ventura, CA


July 17, 20160 found this helpful

Thank u 4 this tip. Do u think this would work w/a 9yr old dog. We just acquired him from a friend. He's in retirement now & we're all in the 'gettin used 2 each other' phase. He's a very gud dog, well trained. I need 2 find a way 2 keep out of the garbage when we have leave him inside longer than we really want 2. Thank u.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 28, 2010 Flag
0 found this helpful

It just takes one stray dog to create a big mess for you. A bungie cord securing the lid should prevent trash from spilling out if an animal tips it over. As a deterrent, fill a spray bottle with ammonia and spray the outside of the can every few days. The smell of ammonia should encourage the critter to find a nicer smelling garbage can.



Keeping Animals Out of Trash

Raccoons also like to get in trash cans at nighttime, as well as bears. (05/28/2005)

By badwater

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
In This Article
Cat in Knocked Over  Trashcan
Keeping Pets Out of Trash
Pets Dogs AdviceJune 28, 2010
Raccoon in park trash bin with plastic bag in its mouth.
Keeping Raccoons Out of the Trash
A photo fo a carrot growing in a vegetable garden.
Keeping Animals Out of Your Garden
Keeping Animals Out of Your Garbage, Raccoon Scavenging Garbage
Keeping Animals Out of Your Garbage
Stuffed Easter Bunny
Refurbishing Stuffed Animals
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 20, 2016 at 2:56:14 PM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!