Is There a Thief in Your Hartland Home?
Many dog owners have a four-legged thief in their Hartland home. Those of you with pets 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 most important and paper products number 2. We’ve even heard of pets that can pick pockets!
Robbery happens from cocktail tables and sometimes even snatching food from someone’s hand. Another favorite is robbing shoes and toys or anything else on the floor or slightly higher.
There are some interesting ways to end this behavior but it does take a little time and consistency. Similar training can be done to stop counter surfing or garbage rummaging, however any dog will go through garbage with what the dog considers “goodies.” When it comes to a yummy Hartland garbage can, its best to put them where the dog can’t get at it.