Is There a Thief in Your Colgate House?
Many clients have a four-legged robber in their Colgate home. Those of you with dogs that are more than 6 inches off the ground probably don’t worry about what we call counter surfing. Dogs steal from the kitchen counters with food being number one and paper products number 2. We’ve even seen dogs that can pick pockets!
Robbery happens from cocktail tables and sometimes even grabbing food from someone’s hand. Another favorite is robbing shoes and toys or anything else on the floor or slightly higher.
There are some unique ways to end this behavior but it does take patience and consistency. Similar training can be done to prevent counter surfing or garbage rummaging, however any canine will go through garbage with what the dog considers “goodies.” When it comes to a yummy Colgate garbage can, its best to put them where the dog can’t get at it.