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Put an End to Countertop Stealing

Startling but harmless devices will deter your dog.

There are several ways to stop countertop (or tabletop) stealing. Put several pebbles in an empty soda can and attach it with a bit of thread to a piece of hotdog. Set it up so the dog can see only the treat. When the dog steals the bait, the soda can will come crashing down. (Self-correcting entrapment!) Or you can be more modern. There's a harmless "mousetrap" on the market called the Snappy Trainer, which creates a scary noise and visual flip to deter the dog. Set up any one of these entrapments when you will be at home, but in another room, so you will know how it works on your dog.

Author(s): McLennan, Bardi
Publication: Dog Fancy
Issue Date: January 1993

Canine Library: General