There is nothing on the counters that's interesting. That's what kills me. I literally have nothing on my counters that's even edible. He's a basset hound which means that being low to the ground he can't see what's on the counters, but being a longer dog he can easily jump up and put his head up there. When he does his paws don't even reach the countertop and his head barely reaches over the top. He can't really get into anything up there, but I don't want him jumping up on the stove while I'm cooking for obvious reasons.I have seven dogs, and they are all individuals when it comes to training. What I rely on most is proper management. There is no point in training for desirable behaviors, only to allow the dog to rehearse undesirable behaviors when you're not around (especially those as self-rewarding counter surfing, for example). That means the house is puppy proofed to the max (trash cans are put up and away, nothing of interest is left on the counters, things are picked up off of the floor, wires are well hidden, etc.) and some of my dogs are crated or baby gated when I cannot supervise them.
As far as training, I've been putting him on a long leash and giving him leash corrections when he looks at the counter and clicking/treating when he chooses to sniff the ground, chew a rawhide on the floor or anything else like that.