3 – Stealing Food
This bad behavior is one of the most hard-to-break habits. Trainers call it “counter-surfing”, the puppy loves the huge edible reward when stealing! Eliminating the opportunity is the easiest way to break this bad habit. Do not leave food reachable or available. Moreover, you might use fencing or baby gates to restrict your pup’s access to the kitchen while it is left at home unattended. Of course, it is also useful to teach your puppy the “leave it” command when caught red-handed.