Jumping up on counter/table

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  1. Relly

    Relly New Member

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    I have a 9 month old lab pup named Guinness. He is fairly well behaved and learns stuff pretty quick, but I have a problem with him jumping up on the kitchen counter and kitchen table. And quite often he finds something and takes it, and the chase begins.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to stop him from jumping up?
     
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    First off, keep anything "fun" OFF the table! He is getting rewarded every time he gets something good off the table, and the more he gets rewarded the harder it will be to stop the behavior.

    Second, don't chase him when he takes something he's not supposed to have. The chase itself is also a fun game for him. So, he could steal something off the table he doesn't really want, but since he knows it will start a chase "game" with you, he's gotten rewarded anyway.

    Besides that, the only thing you can do is to supervise him constantly and prevent him from jumping off the table.
     
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    ^^^ agree , when my Grandlab is here ...nothing is within reach !
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Squirt bottle. Works like a charm. Especially when he doesn't know you are there.
     
  5. PREVENT PREVENT PREVENT!!!!

    Keep EVERYTHING off table and countertops.

    Allow the dog ZERO unsupervised time near table or countertops.

    Keep him out of these areas when you cannot supervise by using baby gates, crates, etc.

    Make him a toy box, and keep it stocked with very interesting and irresistible items for chewing and playing.

    Give more exercise, both physical and mental (TRAINING!!)
     

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