Methods for dealing with counter-surfing, please!
The newest guy in the house is a counter surfer. The kitchen is around the corner from the dining and living room areas, so he occasionally gets out of eyesight. I hear him and I'm on top of it, but I'm tired of corrections. They're not working. I'm very careful to never leave anything on the counter, so he's never actually "benefited" from his surfing (until tonight, anyway), but keeps doing it.
Tonight was the FINAL straw. I was sitting at the computer desk around the corner. It was too quiet in the kitchen. I peeked around and Tucker was ON the counter, all fours!, chowing down some kitty food in a bowl. I cannot believe that big dog got ON the counter without any noise or commotion!
Agh! I do have a gate I can put across to keep him out of the kitchen, but I want a method, not just management.