Many dog owners have a four-legged robber in their Walworth County home. 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 number one and paper products second. We’ve even heard of pets that can pick pockets!
Robbery happens from cocktail tables and sometimes even grabbing food from someone’s hand. Another favorite is robbing shoes and toys or anything else on the floor or slightly higher.
There are some interesting 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 into garbage with what the canine considers “goodies.” When it comes to a yummy Walworth County garbage can, its best to put them where the dog can’t get at it.
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