Adorable and opportunist pug finds his way into his owner's trash (VIDEO)

Nov 18, 2015 at 3:05 a.m. ET

We love our pet pooches, but they're sometimes just a bit too eager to get their paws on some extra grub.

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And a Montreal man's pug is especially devious when it comes to food, because he loves to raid the garbage bin. When the adorable pug's owner came home to a massive mess in the kitchen, with pieces of rubbish scattered across the floor, he immediately realized his pet had been in the bin, and proceeded to look for him to teach him a lesson.

But upon finding the pooch, the man's heart melted, as he was both impressed by the dog's determination and worried about him — because he found him trapped in the garbage bin.

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The sweet pup was unharmed, but this bad habit can prove to be a massive headache for owners. Luckily there are a few tips to help keep your pet out of the garbage. According to PETA, you should get a trash can with a lid that latches, and do the same for all your recycling bins.

Chasing Dog Tails provides some other suggestions:

  • Train your dog to stay away from the trash.
  • Keep your trash inside a cabinet, under the sink or behind a door or a baby gate.
  • Place your trash in a place that is out of your pet's reach.
  • Or create a deterrent for your dog: According to blog Dogs a Fun Times Guide, you can use ammonia to deter your pet, or cayenne pepper, which will leave a bad taste in your dog's mouth — your pet will then associate the trash can with a bad taste. But please ensure you never use something poisonous or harmful for your pet.

Or you could put weights in the bottom of your bin so your pet is unable to knock it over, as shown in this helpful video by HowToWith GEO.


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Do you have any other advice for pet owners to help keep pooch away from trash? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.