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Puppy jumping on the table

Hey there, our 6 month old havanese loves to jump on the table when we are done eating to see what we he can scrounge up. We've moved the chairs backwards, removed the food from the table and generally he stays in his pen while we are eating. When he does this, I put him on a time out but it doesn't seem to be working.

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how exactly does he get on the table?

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I utterly failed in this area. Link is the first dog that CAN and does jump on the dinner table (using a dinner chair). And we usually have food on the table. So now he will check the table whenever opportunity arises. He knows better than to do it when someone is around, only when people are absent.

I personally push in all chairs all the time, but I am unable to train any other humans in my house to do the same. Also unable to train my mother to not put food on the table.

So I continue to push in chairs as often as possible, and have baby gates to keep the dogs in the room I am in majority of the time. Just try to do the best I can.

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Just wanted to wish you good luck with this. Silly boy!

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Cassie believes that failure to push a dining table chair back in is an invitation for her to check out whether any food is available. She has never actually jumped on the table, but checks the place setting to see if anything for her. However, she does understand the command to get down ("off" with finger pointed to the floor) and complies immediately even if it means leaving something behind untasted.

Since she is a dog and checking for food is a dog thing, I have resolved this is a area for human retraining to push in the chairs. If your puppy is able to reach the table without a chair boost, you have my sympathy!
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Brookie took advantage of every opportunity to climb on the table. Keeping chairs pushed in was an absolute necessity in our house! Milo would never think of doing that.

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Leo did this for years and has only stopped over the last few months. I never wanted him to jump off the table so I would just calmly lift him off and set him on floor. Never really acknowledged him vocally. I donít really know why he has lost interest in getting on the table but I am glad that he has stopped.

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Kosmo jumps on the table and when I voice a complaint I get a black lipped smile, and a leap off. Jumping off furniture can lead to joint problems, so I am going to do as does Leo's mom. Of course, keeping chairs pushed in is always elegant behavior.

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