Is There a Thief in Your Vernon Home?
Many dog owners have a four-legged thief in their Vernon 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. Some pets steal from the kitchen counters with food being most important and paper products second. We’ve even seen dogs that can pick pockets!
Robbery happens from end tables and sometimes even snatching food from someone’s hand. Another favorite is stealing 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 patience and consistency. Similar training can be done to stop counter surfing or garbage rummaging, however any dog will go into garbage with what the dog considers “goodies.” When it comes to a yummy Vernon garbage can, its best to put them where the dog can’t get at it.