They must be smarter up here in Yankee territory. I used to have the old fashioned galvanized metal cans with the two handles on the sides. I used a bungee tied around the top handle, then hooked on the side handles. The bastards figured out how to pull the hooks off the handles in a couple of weeks. As I made them tighter and tighter, they just chewed thru the bungee.
Gave up and put the garbage in the pole barn, stink and all till I made a dump run.
2- Neighbor's dogs
Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.