Tuesday, March 22, 2016
A Bear in the House
We've grown accustomed to Riley's foraging instincts so we no longer leave food within his reach. But the thing we haven't been able to figure out is how to keep him out of our bathroom trash cans. There is never any food in those trash cans, but Riley seems to be attracted to balled up tissue when we leave him home alone. He will shred it all and leave a trail from the bathroom into the hall.
I solved the issue in the main floor bathroom by buying one of those trash cans with a pedal you have to step on to open it. Don refuses to do that in all the bathrooms. He doesn't like those kind of cans.
So now I empty the trash cans daily before I leave the house, and hang the garbage bag from a high hook on my closet door.
We can't train Riley to stop this behavior because he only does it when we are gone. I know, I know...he's trained me once again.