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Old 05-14-2014, 04:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Apsel Bear, I've not heard of the scat mats before. Will have to look into that!
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I've never used one, but seems to get decent reviews, and the video reviews on amazon looked enterta... I mean promising.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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a solution that won't cost $$$.

Put a chain tightly around the fridge and lock the ends with a padlock. Get a lightweight chain from the big rolls they have at the hardware store. Probably cost $10.

I'm serious. Not a joke.
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Put a chain tightly around the fridge and lock the ends with a padlock. Get a lightweight chain from the big rolls they have at the hardware store. Probably cost $10.

I'm serious. Not a joke.
While you are on point, the only thing I'd worry about is the dog destroying the seal over and over. He's learned its an easy snack and will do his best to get back in. If she can find a training method, that's going to pay off a little more and be worth a few extra bucks.
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While you are on point, the only thing I'd worry about is the dog destroying the seal over and over. He's learned its an easy snack and will do his best to get back in. If she can find a training method, that's going to pay off a little more and be worth a few extra bucks.
Oh, yeah. Didn't think about the seal.
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I like the simplicity of your idea though Brightspot. Sadly I think ApselBear is probably right about the seal.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:25 PM   #17 (permalink)
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We used to have the same problem and we ended up removing the handle from the fridge and our problems was solved But if your dog is more persistent that our was that may still not be enough.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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DinaBlue, glad to know I'm not alone! lol. Although Finder doesn't use the handle at all to get in. He just paws at the side of the door until he gets it to pop open. Meanwhile Cafall, my GSD, stands back and waits while Finder does all the dirty work. Cafall just eats whatever is made available, he'd never actually actively get INTO trouble.
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Can you stage it for training? Leave but come back in a few minutes to correct him? Any way to sneak up on Finder? He is impressive. That'd make me proud if my dog is that smart... but I guess that comes with a price in this case. :-)

Or can you make something fall that will make a huge noise when he tries to touch the fridge? Like setting a can of coins on the edge of the top fridge door and as he moves it the can will fall and surprise him? Meanwhile you wait outside the door to hear it and rush in to correct?

If you can't keep him out then the only other option is to get creative on how to catch him in the act.

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Hmmm. You have a nanny cam. Set up the husky for a real surprise. Watch him from another room. When he starts to open the fridge, run into the kitchen screaming "No! Bad Dog!" or bang on pots to startle him. Blow an air horn. Make it worse than any goody could ever be.

This is sort of a joke, but maybe you could work with this idea depending on his personality.
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