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16 May 2023
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As a dog owner, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers that can arise when bin men are collecting your bins. Many dogs are easily spooked by the loud noise and unusual activity, which can cause them to become agitated and run out of the house. This can lead to all sorts of problems, including dog attacks, traffic accidents, and even injuries to the bin men themselves.

So, what can you do to protect your furry friend from harm when the bin men come around? 

  1. Keep your dog inside – One of the simplest ways to ensure your dog’s safety during bin collection is to keep them inside the house or in a secure room away from the front of the house. This will prevent them from running out of the house and into harm’s way.
  2. Use a lead – If you need to take your dog outside during bin collection, make sure to keep them on a lead. This will allow you to keep them under control and prevent them from running off. It’s also a good idea to use a harness instead of a collar, as this will give you better control and won’t hurt your dog’s neck.
  3. Expose to noises – If your dog is easily spooked by loud noises, start by exposing them to similar loud noises in a controlled environment, such as playing a recording of bin collection sounds at a low volume and gradually increasing the volume over time.
  4. Communicate with your bin men – Finally, it’s important to communicate with your bin men and let them know that you have a dog in the house. This will help them to be more careful and considerate during bin collection.

In conclusion, securing your dog during bin collection is essential for their safety and well-being. By following these simple tips, you can help to protect your furry friend from harm and ensure that bin collection runs smoothly and safely.