I gotta say, I raised Xavier by using your techniques in Puppies for Dummies.
I bought the book at a St. Vincent de Paul, kind of as a joke, but the very first time I used the “bad trash can! Bad, bad trash can!!” method to teach him not to get in the trash, I was convinced you were awesome.
Xavier never once got in the trash again. He’s over 5 years old and the trash is fully accessible to him. It doesn’t even have a lid.
Everything else worked too, of course. He’s a wonderful companion and I get compliments nearly every day on what a good boy he is.
I tell everyone I learned those techniques from you!!
Thank you!