how to manage counter-surfing
The first step in preventing counter-surfing is removing temptation by blocking off access to the kitchen or keeping the counters clear of any food items. However, since managing the environment is not always possible, it is helpful to teach physically incompatible habits such as the “go to place” behavior. In this video, KPA CTP Chelsea Murray is rewarding her dog for relaxing in a designated area of the kitchen. It won’t take her dog long to learn that no matter what is happening in the kitchen, staying relaxed is a much easier way to earn treats than jumping up on the counters!
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