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If your dog is getting on the table or counter and stealing food, you are not alone. The topic of counter surfing is one that I get a lot of questions about, and it’s frequently requested for me to cover on my podcast. Your dog taking things from the counter is a big frustration, and we’re looking at how you can turn this around.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • The three ways you could deal with a dog who surfs the counter.
  • Why dogs start stealing food, and the gradual climb to the crime.
  • Where the reinforcement is for your dog, and why it might not be what you think.
  • What you might be doing that rewards your dog’s counter surfing.
  • How to recognise a behaviour chain.
  • Games to fix counter surfing and the steps for food theft prevention.

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Episode Transcript