My standard poodle puppy, Jet, is almost 9 months old. He's a very agile dog, but I was not expecting to see him casually jump up onto the tall dining table like it was no big deal. It's about the same height as my kitchen counters, so he could now jump onto those, too, I suppose.
I already keep surfaces clear of tasty and interesting things to prevent counter-surfing, but I'd welcome any suggestions about how to discourage him from playing intrepid explorer now that he's realized he's part mountain goat. I mean, he hopped right down when I said "#$%@! Off!" but obviously I can't have him jumping up on to the table AT ALL.
Staying one step ahead of this little monster is an ongoing challenge. From now on I'm only getting clumsy stupid dogs.