We’ve got a bit of a problem… Charlie has become quite the thief! Anything that he can get that he knows isn’t his, he will help himself to. His favourites tend to be tea towels and oven gloves, whenever we leave them on the edge of the kitchen counter. He knows he is being naughty, as he goes up the counter and slowly pulls it, trying not to get our attention, then runs off under the table with his treasure.
Recently this has progressed to anything he can get hold of, usually from a surface higher than him. He thinks there is some kind of pot of gold (or pigs ears) on any surface that he has to stretch up to. I’ve read the phrase ‘counter surfer’ which seems to be the perfect description!
Last weekend we went to a BBQ party. There were a few other dogs there, so lots to keep Charlie entertained, but he couldn’t help himself giving the burgers a lick before they went on the BBQ. Luckily everyone else there were ‘dog people’ so didn’t mind, but I was mortified!
This is an appeal for help, any tips you have to stop him jumping up at surfaces, or stealing, please please share!