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Counter Surfing

Post by aulrich » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:47 pm

It seems while no one was looking, we lost the left over supper tonight. its one of his last house training things we need to get under control ( 1 year old)

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by gotpointers » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:58 am

If it was my wife's spaghetti he's a good dog to take the suffering for me. :D

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by Bberry20 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:14 am

I have the same problem with my 1 year old pup. Working on it, i think im going to have to have him wear his e collar in the house.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by Doc E » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:28 am

Appropriately placed mouse traps work very well.
It'll hurt but not injure.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by Cajun Casey » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:24 am

Doc E wrote:Appropriately placed mouse traps work very well.
It'll hurt but not injure.

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Unless the dog chews one up and swallows pieces. Putting the food away and using a crate is safer if the dog must be inside at mealtime.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by Doc E » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:33 am

Cajun Casey wrote:Unless the dog chews one up and swallows pieces.
Mouse traps should ONLY be used while you can supervise.



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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by ultracarry » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:35 am

Haha I always say, if I'm too tired or lazy to put the food away.... It was going in the trash. Might as well let the dog have a treat. I don't try to train for something that's 100% under my control.

Now finished plates on the coffee table.... Its the pre- rinse cycle.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by DogNewbie » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:22 am

If you can catch him in the act, use the ecollar. Don't say a word and shock him on high. Will only take a couple times for him to get the message.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by reba » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:39 am

DO NOT PUT FOOD WHERE THE DOG CAN GET IT.

Sort of like picking up you dirty socks and underware.

My puppy likes my wife's $80 black lace bra's.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by MonsterDad » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:52 am

stick a mouse trap on the counter, even the plastic kind that wont hurt so bad, i doubt the dog will go on counter after that

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by aulrich » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:22 am

He does not even have to really get on, he has been able to get anything off the counter since 5 months old or so, baby gates went up soon after. We are just re-abilitating him to the rest of the house again.
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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by SHORTFAT » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:43 pm

When I was a boy, our Old English Sheepdog ate 12 dozen Christmas cookies that my Mother had made for the church social... :mrgreen: She hated that dog after that! Lol... I still think my Dad had some too... :lol:

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by Munster » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:12 pm

Ha Ha, baby gates and mouse traps............kinda like the kinder gentler military :roll: . One well placed a$$ kicking and it will end. Max experienced this after eating 3 8 oz ribeyes.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by RoostersMom » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:15 am

Kinder, gentler, military, marine.... no matter what I do to him, the benefits outweigh the punishment. Counter surfing is one of the truly rewarding experiences a dog can enjoy himself. There is almost always a positive to counter surfing - even if he gets the snot beat out of him for doing it - the pizza, cookies, etc. provide instantaneous reward. My smartest dog still counter surfs - and he gets a wailing if I catch him. I've just learned to put things up. Mousetraps didn't work, e-collar didn't work, a modified "beating" didn't work...even the husband getting after him didn't work. Too much benefit in it I guess. I live with it. I don't like it, but I live with it.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by aulrich » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:39 am

I have a collar so if I can time it right i'll give him a nick, but punishment, if I catch him up, do I just do the stern No and pin him to the ground by the neck thing.

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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by Doc E » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:59 am

aulrich wrote:I have a collar so if I can time it right i'll give him a nick, but punishment, if I catch him up, do I just do the stern No and pin him to the ground by the neck thing.
The dog shouldn't associate you (as with a command) with the surfing.
The dog needs to think that it was the surfing that caused the 'punishment'.


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Re: Counter Surfing

Post by aulrich » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:03 am

So maybe, some bait , and the boy's ice fishing camera(remote viewing) and a nick when he goes up?

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