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03-06-2014 02:29 AM
llombardo This post is for those that posted about people allowing , rewarding, and all the negative stuff, etc. I know I don't allow it when I'm there to stop it, my dog is not stupid because he counter surfs, and I am not correcting him for something I didn't see him do. Mine knows he is not suppose to do it and like all of his other training he is getting it. He used to eat wood chips, that stopped. He used to grab shoes, that stopped. As seen in the picture I posted he didn't bother with the raw bones that were there, he grabbed a can and brought it to me. He doesn't counter surf for any food, it's always objects and objects that he brings to me. One day he brought me my phone, a credit card, and my shoe and all within in a minute of each other, it was like he wanted to go to the store and grabbed everything I needed to go. I think I'm going to go the route of training him to bring me things, because he is that smart and he is a retriever.
03-05-2014 10:20 PM
gurlonfire2004
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Originally Posted by igottabecrazy View Post
I keep a squirt bottle nearby. She hates the squirt bottle. It's helping her with her cat-chasing as well - the cats are starting not to run as much.
My pup loves water. She would probably think she was doing something right if I squirted her with some. lol
03-05-2014 09:25 PM
3dognite
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Originally Posted by wolfy dog View Post
..or get a Corgi
You're right, I have one of those and he doesn't counter surf. lol

Our ever-hungry, ever-opportunistic Brittany has cleaned a plate of leftover pancakes off while it was on the table (unseen by us) and left the plate unmoved. But he's never actually swiped stuff off the counter.

As said, we'll be trying some traps and see if we can convince him not to do it. To those who've said to tell him "no", I don't believe in correcting a dog for an action that I didn't witness him doing, WHEN he was doing it. Since he's a sneaky countersurfer and I have teenagers who aren't great about A) cleaning up after themselves on the counter and table and B) putting up the kitchen gate, he isn't always observed...he is a SNEAKY puppy and oh so busy!

Thanks for the feedback.
03-05-2014 09:21 PM
3dognite
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Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
My almost 9 month old golden does this. He loves my phone, he even gently takes it off the charger. He brings it to me all the time. Mine generally brings me his finds. He did eat my sunglasses a couple days ago. He also trades his ball for items..he'll take something and leave his ball in its place. For example in the picture I attached he took a can of cat food and left his ball...


This was hysterical...

Our obedience teacher recommended paper plates and pop cans (empty) made into traps... we'll give it a try.
03-05-2014 12:13 PM
igottabecrazy I keep a squirt bottle nearby. She hates the squirt bottle. It's helping her with her cat-chasing as well - the cats are starting not to run as much.
03-05-2014 11:34 AM
MichaelE
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Originally Posted by dpc134 View Post
Because of training her or because she just decided on her own?
Training starting at eight weeks before she was tall enogh to reach the counter.

OFF and NO were two of the first commands Lisl learned. And she learned very young. But she's a bright girl too.
03-05-2014 11:03 AM
wolfy dog ..or get a Corgi
03-05-2014 10:47 AM
dpc134
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Lisl has never done the counter surfing bit.

I leave bread, cupcakes, etc. on the table and counter and she has never touched anything.

Before she had whole house privilages she used to like to get my pot holders and play with them. She doesn't bother anything any more.
Because of training her or because she just decided on her own?
03-05-2014 10:44 AM
dpc134
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Originally Posted by boomer11 View Post
lol you guys are telling counter surfing stories like you're proud of them. smh

if you're saying no a 100 times a day then the word loses its value. clearly the dog didnt care the first time you said no.
Agree.
I don't understand why people let their dogs do this and then reward them for it. But, its your house, your rules.
My dog counter-surfed once, I commanded "no", she stopped. Then 1 minute later, she did it again, so I physically corrected her and told her "no". Never happened after that.
03-05-2014 09:36 AM
MichaelE Lisl has never done the counter surfing bit.

I leave bread, cupcakes, etc. on the table and counter and she has never touched anything.

Before she had whole house privilages she used to like to get my pot holders and play with them. She doesn't bother anything any more.
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