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.
- Podcast Episode 11: The Power of Permission in Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 16: The Thing Before Your Dog’s Thing
- Podcast Episode 20: Bridging the Gap Between Blame and Kindness in Dog Training
- Podcast Episode 27: Do Dogs Need Rules?
- Podcast Episode 32: 20 Easy Ways to Exercise Your Dog at Home
- Game: Learn how to play ItsYerChoice (IYC)