Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California's Central Coast
Sounds like you have a wonderful, very cute companion. Our dog went through a very short phase of paws on the counter, we told her "off" and moved physically moved her. I know my dog is very curious about all the wonderful smells in the kitchen, so I often show her or let her smell the things I'm handling in the kitchen. My trainer offered a harsher correction, but this was not necessary for us.
Welcome, and keep us posted on how things are going. I'm sure your parents are relieved and happy you have such a naturally protective girl.