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    Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    How should I teach my dog not to hop atop my kitchen table?? She doesn't do it when I'm in the kitchen, but when I say "sit" she waits till I leave...then she jumps up looking for food.

    I have a 8 month australian shepherd

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    Re: Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    Well, you could try a booby trap. Set up a bunch of empty aluminum cans in a big, fragile stack that will come crashing down when she jumps on the table. You may have to do it more than once (depends on your dog) to convince her that jumping on table = big scary noise.

    Worth a shot anyway.

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    Re: Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    I would be sure that there is NEVER food left out for her to discover. And you can leave a can with some pennies precariously perched on the edge of tables and counters, that will fall when disturbed by the dog. It may startle her enough to break the habit. Some people also put loose foil on counters (dogs don't like the feeling or the crinkling noise), balloons ready to burst, or lace some "bait food" with a tiny bit of hot sauce.

    We had a friend with a dog that would climb onto tables in search of food scented candles, like blueberry or apple pie spice scents. Remember that dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell and may be attracted to other non-food items.
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    Re: Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    My basset is a garbage hound I actually went out and bought one of those door alarms for Arcadia doors so that children can't wander off (they have 2 metal connectors that when they are seperated they make this horrid loud beeping/howling sound) My basset got the lid off the trash once, and has left it alone...
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    Re: Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    Quote Originally Posted by ACampbell View Post
    My basset is a garbage hound I actually went out and bought one of those door alarms for Arcadia doors so that children can't wander off (they have 2 metal connectors that when they are seperated they make this horrid loud beeping/howling sound) My basset got the lid off the trash once, and has left it alone...
    Haha, I actually thought of you and your basset when I was recommending a booby trap, and thought that it's just fortunate he wouldn't easily be able to climb up on the table in the first place, because a few stacks cans or a can of pennies wouldn't even slow him down

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    Re: Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    We use carpet runners spiky side up to discourage cats and dogs from getting on things that we dont want them too. Works like a charm
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    Re: Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    Quote Originally Posted by ACampbell View Post
    My basset is a garbage hound I actually went out and bought one of those door alarms for Arcadia doors so that children can't wander off (they have 2 metal connectors that when they are seperated they make this horrid loud beeping/howling sound) My basset got the lid off the trash once, and has left it alone...
    Ha ha! I was wondering if that worked for you!


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    Re: Best Way To Teach Dog Not To Jump On Table??

    Yes, no trash digging for awhile...the booby trap has worked (but is still set up on the trash can just in case...)
    Just other nasty habits have come to surface instead of digging in my garbage, to include growling at the baby, peeing on my floor (more than before) and howling while being crated (solved by being put in the laundry room and ignored...well, kind of, I sleep with the pillow over my head)

    I love the idea of the carpet runners! That's great! As for jumping on tables, I've been using that "KEEP OFF" stuff... though they just pee over where I spray it on the floor so I'm not sure how effective it really is.
    But, I think I have curbed the food stealing from the counters...nothing a little jalapeno juice in something awfully tempting didn't solve...
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