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Anyone have good training advice for this problem? We are currently telling her no, and/or surprising her when we catch her and pulling her back...but she seems relentless and is likely to try and jump up whenever she manages a free second.

Having gotten our other golden when she was 14 months, we've never had to deal with this one.

On a positive note, house training is done, her nipping is getting much, much better, and she is responding well to sit, and stay.
 

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Use the commands that she knows already (sit and stay) as a way of getting her to do what you want. When she goes to jump up on the table, put her in a down/stay or a sit/stay. You can reward her at regular intervals (but not with table food) or at the end of a meal if you want. I don't reward Jupiter until we are done. He is only 6 months and he is in a down/stay or a sit/stay for almost the entire meal.

The first couple of meals that you try this will be difficult. You will be using the sit/stay and down/stay commands A LOT. But it will get better. Persistence is the key. Best of luck!
 

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You might also check out threads on counter surfing. Some of the methods of detering that are placing a pyramid of empty cans on the counter (table) and waiting. The noise will startle the dog and he won't try it again. Double sided tape on the edge of the counter (table) has worked for many as the dogs don't like the feel of the sticky tape.
 

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You might also check out threads on counter surfing. Some of the methods of detering that are placing a pyramid of empty cans on the counter (table) and waiting. The noise will startle the dog and he won't try it again. Double sided tape on the edge of the counter (table) has worked for many as the dogs don't like the feel of the sticky tape.
That's something to try. It's not so much when we're eating, as she knows we will stop her and/or correct her. It's off times, when we're in the family room, adjacent to the kitchen...she'll hop up just to investigate what might be available, food...or any other misc. thing she's not supposed to have.
 

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I think the cans lined up to startle her when she jumps up, is a good idea.
 

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With a 5 month old puppy, supervision and management is really key. Your pup should not have free reign out of your sight at this point. There are numerous ways to accomplish this from baby gates to tethering to simply being wherever your dog happens to be.... but it is the answer to any number of behavior issues that are sure to pop up as your pup continues to explore her environment. In this way, you will be able to stop your dog from developing annoying/dangerous/destructive habits before she is able to find the intrinsic rewards of stealing food or chewing on inappropriate objects (just as examples). Otherwise you'll find yourself constantly trying to react to the newest problem and falling further behind. Set your pup up for success and you'll soon have the perfect golden companion you imagined when you first picked up that little fuzz-ball. Good luck!

Julie and Jersey
 
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