Hi guys, I need your help!
After almost three months of living in a new house where the kitchen is the central room and unavoidable for my pup to be in there, he is still jumping up on the benches to steal food!!!
He will not do it when I'm in the room, but as soon as I'm gone he'll jump up with his front paws on the bench and nose in whatever's available.
I have tried my 'ahhhhh' noise which he learned as a negative at dog obedience and have put him outside, but it's not working. Often I have to drag him off the bench, then he happily runs to the door ready to be put outside for his 'punishment.' He seems completely oblivious to the fact that he's in trouble and if given a chance, will repeat the activity two minutes later.
Loud noises don't seem to deter him, neither does yelling 'no.' I haven't yet tried a water sprayer because he is a water dog and absolutely loves water so I don't think it will be much of a deterrent.
I have also had him lie down and put food around him and told him to 'leave it' which he happily does- as long as I am there!
Please help, I'm at my wits end!!