My dogs cannot get into this!
I bought this because my Husky was able to get into EVERY other trash can I tried; even electric ones. He could just lift the lid on any can (he's prehistorically large for his breed, can rest his whole head on the dinner table with no effort). This trash can has a heavy enough lid because of the mechanism, also I think the rectangular shape helps, that he cannot lift the lid. I've come home and the entire trash can has been moved a few feet, facing a different direction, but he can't get in it. SUCCESS! There is a log for the lid as well, so it's a double win. I find I have to turn the automatic feature off all the time, because I'll catch my Austrian Shepherd licking the sensor to get it to open, and with the toggle lock on, the can continues to try to open which I read can ruin the motor. All in all, turning it off then on when I need to use it is a small price to pay to not have to pick up trash that has been strewn across the downstairs. It also has a nice looking finish.