Ok here is my problem. We have a 12 yr old Mut ( lab / sheppard ) who has been getting the trash. In the last 4 to 6 weeks been getting in the trash under the sink every chance he gets. He never did this before, but in the last few weeks when i am busy upstairs, he will get in the trash. I put one of those baby latches on the door but...we have had to renamed the little Bast***d Houdini cause he can still get in there. I have had to resort to tieing the door knobs together and let me tell you its a pain in the butt for us now. I didnt do anything about it at first because i figured it was an isolated incident. But after the 3rd time i did my "bad dog" talk and showed him the mess he made. Then i put him in the garage for a half hour. He has a doggie bed and blanket and water in there so its not really punishment. He likes to be inside though, so i figured if i associate his getting in the trash to having spend time outside he would stop. Didnt happen. he is a very smart dog but this is trying my patience. thx Andy please dont post any smart remarks about taking out the trash more. He gets into the trash when there are just a couple of banana peels in there, so its not overfilled with trash. So picture shredded banana peels and torn open Tea bags strewn all over the dining room floor. Welcome to my world.