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Dog Proof Trash Can Comparison – Plus How to DYI

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My large dog like most others loves garbage and it drives me crazy to have trash all over the kitchen every time I walked in the door. It seemed like he hits the garbage every time I would turn my back. We ended up putting our trash can in the garage for almost a year before I broke down and figured there had to be a better solution. I was amazed when doing research looking for a dog proof trash can, that there were not as many options as I thought there would be. So to save you time, I wanted to list the dog proof trash can that we selected and a list of the other options out there. But, before we get to that, I want to cover a couple things that may help you solve the underlying issues. If you are in a hurry, I have put...
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Puppy Proofing Your Home

Deciding to bring home a furry new family member should be considered just as seriously as having a new baby of the hairless variety. Puppies are fun, adorable and endlessly amusing, but they can also be loud, messy and mischievous. Plan ahead by teaching everyone in your household what is expected of them when your new pet arrives. From a dog’s eye view there are “goodies” and “toys” to explore in every room, many of which pose health risks to a curious pup. The Living/Family Room: This is where we do most of our, well, living. Areas where we congregate tend to collect most of our human debris. Loose change, junk food scraps, and electronic equipment scattered on the floor and between couch cushions could cause intestinal blockages and potentially serious illness. Instruct each family member to pick up their belongings and secure them safely out of puppy’s reach. The...
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List of Dog Proof Cat Litter Box That Actually Work

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There are a lot of great dog proof litter boxes out there. Typically the best option for those looking to keep those pesky pooches out of the kitty litter will want to find a top entry litter box. There are several other options out there though that are side entry with a smaller hole or something similar. They tend to be a touch more expensive though. How will you know which one to get though if there are so many on the market? We are going to list some of the best dog proof litter box available and talk a little bit about them so that you can make an informed decision. Let’s keep those pooches from making your kitty litter a mess. CLEVERCAT TOP ENTRY LITTERBOX Clevercat has come up with a great option to keep your dog out of the litter box. This top entry litter box has...
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Looking for a Dog Proof Soccer Ball?

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The bottom line is that dogs love balls, this includes your kids soccer balls. If it is round and can be kicked or thrown, chances are he thinks it is his to do with it as he likes. Unfortunately, some larger dogs love to puncture inflatable toy balls. This includes soccer balls. A dog’s soccer ball puncturing habits can become very annoying and pricey, especially with size 5 soccer balls costing ten or more dollars. Although there are no true dog proof soccer balls in size 5, or in any other size, there are a few alternatives that can give you and your sharp toothed friend a reliable ball to play with. One of the options is to purchase a special ball made for dogs. These can come in sizes roughly up to the size of a soccer ball, but are typically made of solid rubber. Such an option is...
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Dog Proof Gate

Whether inside or out, dog proof gates are often a necessity for many dog owners. Outside gates ensure that an owner’s dog does not escape, while inside gates keep dogs away from mischief. Below are a few tips to help dog owners find, purchase, and install the perfect dog proof gate. To get you started, check out what Amazon has to offer here with the following tips in mind. Tip #1- Measure twice, read thrice, buy once. Every gate has different dimensions. Not only are some higher than others, but some are capable (or incapable) of expanding to be seamlessly installed into current gate setups or hallways. Be sure to read the gate’s description and measurements to ensure that the dog is not able to squeeze between the design and/or jump over the gate. Also make sure that the gate is scratch resistant if being installed inside the home, as...
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Dog Proof Cat Feeding Station

Dog Proof Cat Feeding Station
Owning a dog and a cat at the same time presents a whole slew of problems. While most problems are behavioral, some are simple, everyday problems. Perhaps the greatest everyday problem is separating dog food from cat food, and ensuring that the right animal gets the right food. Since dogs tend to be more territorial, however, cats should stay away from their food. Most dogs, on the other hand, would love to get their paws on some cat food. Pet owners stuck in this classic scenario should invest in a dog proof feeding station like the Feed-Safe Feeding Station. There is also furniture sations like the ones you can find here. Before investing in a whole specialized station though, be sure to check out other options. If the cat likes to roam around outside and the dog does not, then try keeping the cat’s food and water bowl right outside the...
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Why Chew-Proof Dog Beds are Worth Every Penny

Have you heard of a chew proof dog bed? If not, this is for you. If so, see below for a couple reviews of the best I have found. If you have large, nervous dogs like I do, you know that at any time of the day, you might be in danger of discovering something has been chewed up. We have a large German Sheppard mix and a smaller, but more nervous blue-heeler/St. Bernard mix, both of whom like to get their teeth into things. Luckily, my dogs have been trained to the point that they usually only chew the little plastic ends off of shoelaces, however, especially if I have to leave them home alone during the day or sleep through their yipping in the morning for breakfast, there is still the possibility that their old habits will return and I will find something chewed to pieces. One of...
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My Top Picks for a Dog Proof Trash Can

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My large dog like most others love garbage and it would drive me crazy to have trash all over the ground every time I walked in the kitchen. It seemed like our puppy would hit the garbage every time I would turn my back. We ended up putting our trash can in the garage for almost a year before I broke down and figured there had to be a better solution. I was amazed when doing research on dog proof trash cans that there were not as many options as I though there would be. So to save you time, I wanted to list the dog proof trash can that we selected and a list of other top cans out there. Your Choices Simplehuman The simplehuman 50 liter/13 gallon trash can is the one we picked for our house. To be honest, the reason we picked this one over the...
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