Why does my dog get in the trash and chew my shoes?!?

United States
May 28, 2009 11:58am CST
This annoys me! I have a 3 year old Pitbull. She is very well behaved and for the most part she stays ot of trouble. I have managed to train her well. However, there are 2 things that I have not been able to get her to stop doing. When I leave the house, sometimes I come home to a mess all over the floor from her getting into the trash can. Also, she knows how to open the door to let herself in the house. Sometimes when I let her out, she will sneak back in and sneak one of my shoes outside and chew it up. What I don't understand is that she KNOWS it is wrong because when I come home, before I even see the trash on the floor, I will know that she was in it because she will hide in the corner and shake out of fear. She pretty much tells on herself! So if she knows it is bad to tear up the trash and chew up my shoes,and she knows she will get in trouble for it..WHY ON EARTH DOES SHE STILL DO IT???? and how can I get her to stop!