Is There a Robber in Your Harvard Home?
Many clients have a four-legged robber in their Harvard house. Those of you with dogs that are more than 6 inches off the ground probably don’t worry about what we call counter surfing. Some pets steal from the kitchen counters with food being most important and paper products second. We’ve even heard of dogs that can pick pockets!
Robbery happens from cocktail tables and sometimes even grabbing food from someone’s hand. Another favorite is stealing shoes and toys or anything else on the floor or slightly higher.
There are some unique ways to end this behavior but it does take patience and consistency. Similar training can be done to stop counter surfing or garbage rummaging, however any dog will go through garbage with what the canine considers “goodies.” When it comes to a yummy Harvard garbage can, its best to put them where the dog can’t get at it.