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Dog Training Essentials: Jumping & Counter Surfing Workshop

$ 9.00 USD

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Teach your dog what to do instead of jumping up on people

Learn how to set up your home to prevent jumping or counter surfing from happening

Teach your dog how to greet people politely

Avoid common mistakes that encourage jumping...and much more

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Learn how to stop and prevent your dog's jumping or counter surfing!

Does your dog jump on you or other people? Do they grab food or items off your countertops? Our Dog Training Essentials: Jumping & Counter Surfing workshop is for you!

With lifetime access to curriculum, videos, and training tips for a variety of lifestyles, you'll get the dog training help you need. Taught by certified dog trainer and behavior consultant Cathy Madson.

Plus, students receive a discount code for live virtual sessions additional support.

Our Essentials Workshops cover topics often missed in group classes, making them a perfect supplement to your dog's training program.

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Dog Training Essentials: Jumping & Counter Surfing Workshop

$ 9.00 USD

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Many of the videos I reviewed on this site seemed to encourage exactly the type of behavior we are training to discourage. Example, you are cooking with the dog in the kitchen with you, feeding the dog treats from you in the kitchen! Several times the dog was ‘rewarded’ after jumping up for treats and attention. Very counterintuitive in my opinion.
You also never talked about how to successfully discourage dogs who counter surf for other than food items. My large dog searches for everything, not just food, tho I know where it started …boyfriend cooked bacon and left it on counter while he showered… now, pencils, paper products, rings, needles, wallets (where she steals credit cards and cash). My dog is smart, we do lots of obedience training, walk nearly ever day, she gets plenty of attention and is the naughtiest immediately after play time stops.
The more she gets (attention, etc) the more she wants! She’s actually better the less attention she gets. Can that be real?
She’s an Old English/Standard Poodle cross, 3 yo.

Hi Dinna,
Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you aren't satisfied with the course content. If I'm correct in which video you are referring to, it's covering how to capture wanted incompatible behavior with jumping on the counter in the kitchen. As described in that module, 'This is her first session of practicing Sit in the kitchen while I prepare food on the counter. I’m not asking her to Sit, I’m waiting for her to offer it, clicking, and then treating. At the same time, she's learning that jumping on people doesn't get her anything. Do you see how she starts to offer Sit faster and hold it longer as this short training session goes on? ... My expectations in this session are low, and my goal is just to focus on rewarding the sit. Her owners don't mind if she's in the kitchen while they cook, which is why I'm not focused on teaching her to stay out of the kitchen altogether. Just remember that you should train for your expectations and goals — every family is different in what they want from their dog's behavior.'
It certainly can look counterintuitive but what's important to remember here is the timing. Dogs need reinforcement or correction within one to two seconds of the behavior. With the dog in the video, I'm starting easy, just rewarding the sit and ignoring the jumping. Once a dog has a reinforcement history for an incompatible behavior, then I might address and potential behavior chain that a dog has learned.

The process for addressing non food items vs. food items on the counter is the same. I would also recommend lots of enrichment for dogs who like to 'forage' for non food items.

Great question about attention – it certainly is a reinforcer for many dogs. If she finds that 'misbehaving' gets her attention, then it can make the behavior happen more. Ignoring unwanted behavior is a technique that can be used for jumping on people, but is not very effective without also focusing on teaching incompatible behaviors. I would not use the ignoring technique for counter surfing because of the inherent reinforcement of finding items or food on the counter and the potential danger of ingesting something.

I am always happy to answer these questions within the course in the comments section for each module, which can be especially helpful so we know which videos or section you are referring to. That way you can get personalized feedback for each step of the training process. Again, thank you for sharing your experience. Best — Cathy

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Meet Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Cathy Madson MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP

Dog Trainer Cathy Madson and Sookie her Welsh Cardigan Corgi

Cathy offers expert guidance for dog owners through virtual courses, one-on-one virtual coaching, and in-person dog training and behavior consultations in the Seattle, Washington area. She teaches group dog training classes at Seattle Humane in Bellevue, Washington.

With over 15 years of experience working with dogs in shelters, dog daycares, grooming salons, group classes, and private dog training, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs and on a wide variety of behavioral challenges. She believes that preventive and proactive training is key to helping dogs live a happy, well-adjusted life with their family.

She has appeared on a variety of local media, such as Q13, King5, Evening, and New Day NW, and frequently interviewed for print magazines and online content as a dog behavior expert.

Cathy is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, earning both the CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA designations. Cathy is a Family Dog Mediator (FDM), Fear Free Certified Certified Professional (FFCP), a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and Dog Writer's Association of America.

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