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Old 11-02-2004, 11:20 AM
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My 5 mos Airedale keeps raiding the garbage, and trys to steal food off our coffee table. Does anybody have some good training methods to put an end to these things? Thanks a lot

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Old 11-02-2004, 06:14 PM
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Small mousetraps. Make sure they're not strong enough to actually damage his/her(?) foot. A few nasty snappy things going off tends to do wonders, and the dog equates the unpleasantness with the place, not you giving punishment. Plus, it works when no one's around - when this usually happens.
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Old 11-03-2004, 10:22 AM
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How can i tell if it is too strong? I'm not about to test it with my finger! Good idea though

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Old 11-04-2004, 03:48 PM
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Get the smallest ones you can find, and you can tell about the pressure by pulling on them with your finger. Also, try using a small carrot to trigger it. If the carrot gets smushed, it's too strong.

It's actually rare that they actually get caught in the trap; it's the nasty snapping that turns them off, but it's better to check to make sure little paws don't get harmed.

I actually tried putting habaneros on the counter that Shiva steals from, but she just ate them.
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