What is the best way to stop this behavior when absent? The kitchen is where we keep him when we are gone and at night. Right now, there is NOTHING on any of my counters. I’d like to be able to put my toaster back 🙂 I don’t really need alternative suggestions. He barks all night in the kennel, and we have NO other room where he can go. Really, we don’t. My husband runs with him every night, so it’s not that he’s not exercising.
I have heard of pads to put on the counters, but have never seen them – all I hear is people saying they exist. I have never heard an actual testimony from someone who has had success with them.
He is a dane/pointer, so he can reach the entire span of our counters, and lately, he will grab anything that is left there. Last night he had an accident and I cleaned it up (when my husband noticed it at 4:30 on his way to work), forgot my cleaner on the counter (I was very tired) and this morning the bottle was on the floor with a hole – it was vinegar, so it didn’t hurt him, and he didn’t do more than that one hole, but I’d like this to stop happening. From time to time the kitchen is going to have SOMETHING on the counters.