Any tips for training puppy to not put paws on worktop?

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bbcessex Sun 12-Aug-18 10:54:57

Hi all

Puppy use 5 month old lab.. big already and big to get bigger!

We are training him and he’s pretty good but he does continually jump up when we’re prepping food in the kitchen.

It’s an open plan kitchen / family room so there’s plenty of space away from the counters &we don’t really want to shut him out. plus want to work on a way to solve the problem .

Any suggestions gratefully received!

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bbcessex Sun 12-Aug-18 10:55:45

Puppy ‘is’ - not use!

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mellongoose Sun 12-Aug-18 11:09:02

Push him back down without looking at him. Have treats/scraps ready to reward him when he's sitting been nicely. Be consistent.

If you have his bed in the kitchen make him sit in his bed and reward him for that instead.

Good luck!

bbcessex Sun 12-Aug-18 12:05:35

thanks Mellongoose - good suggestion to have treats to hand. Yes, I think ours are too far away in ‘the dog box’ which makes it too late / not relevant by the time we get to them

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mommybunny Mon 13-Aug-18 18:57:48

Following with interest. Ours isn’t a puppy but an adolescent rescue who hasn’t been trained not to do this. Our table is some distance from the counters and she will go surfing while we are having our meal. Sometimes if it is really bad we put her on the lead to keep her in one place but I would like to stop that.

LilCamper Thu 16-Aug-18 16:27:11

Deny access to the kitchen during food prep. Keep sides clear of food. If a pup is rewarded for counter surfing by finding food they are more likely to try it again.

Don't push him off. Just lure him down with something nice then reward his 'off'.

Bubblysqueak Thu 16-Aug-18 16:41:10

We had a similar problem in that ours used to trip me up when I was preparing food or getting it out of the oven as he used to always be right behind me.
We bought a rug and trained.him to stay on the rug in another part of the kitchen while I was cooking. We did this by getting him to sit and stay on the mat whilst giving treats, with the time getting longer and longer.
It also came in handy when the door bell rang as we would get him to sit on it then too.


geekone Thu 16-Aug-18 20:12:12

Our pup is 6 months and has been able to do this since 3 months cause he is huge and greedy. We went for no and putting down. Now I just have to say a firm NO! When he looks suspiciously like he is going to jump and he stops and turns like it wasn’t even in his mind grin

EastCoastDamsel Fri 17-Aug-18 20:43:19

We are struggling with this exact problem at the moment. It is exhausting, especially when I have spent most of the day in the kitchen as I have done today.

I have gone for "No" and treating when he is on all fours. We have a little late for him in the kitchen too and he does know that he gets a treat when he calms down on

adaline Fri 17-Aug-18 21:15:17

We have a beagle who will most likely do this all his life 😂

We have a stair gate so he can't access the kitchen while anyone is cooking and we've vaguely trained him to go to his spot while we eat. He will try and steal food when you sit down (he's a hound - we're never going to train him out of it) but after one or two "downs" he gives up and slopes off now!

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