We are frustrated! Our 8 month old pup has become a kitchen terror. He will NOT stay down off the counters (jumping up with two front paws on counter, using paws to reach across counter for food in middle of counter and dragging it toward him) and will steal my kids' lunches and dinners off the kitchen table daily. We hired a $500 dog trainer ($125/session) and all he can do is sit, stay, and down if we have a treat in our hand - he doesn't listen at all if we don't have a treat, and even if we do he prefers stealing off the table and won't listen to us if that's a possibility. He also won't stop jumping up on people. I asked the trainer about an ecollar because we are at the end of our rope with this issue (not here to debate the merits of the ecollar, I understand it's an issue people have strong feelings about) and he said it would be another $950 to learn how to use it. I don't know what to do! Jonesy is a sweet dog but we can't keep him if he is going to act like this for the next 13 years. Can anyone recommend a book? A website? We really want to be committed to him but we have tried a lot already. We spend tons of time with him. He goes on five 30+ minute walks per day and we take him to the dog park almost every day, despite trying to homeschool 5 kids! We are committed to him but we really have already invested more time and money than we ever dreamed necessary for a dog - we want to make this work. Any advice would help. Thank you!