Practical Labrador Tips: Stop Counter Surfing Labrador Love, Labrador Tips 6 It’s a Lab Thing Labrador Tips The Practical Guide to Raising a Lab 6 Responses Andrea August 12, 2013 No food on counters, ever. Our Black Lab Barney, 1, is actually very good… but he will try his luck on occasion! Rebo January 28, 2014 I see some good answers here. Where are the tips? Or are the answers the tips? That is the correct way to train no countersurfing. I was just curious if there was an article. Ann November 19, 2013 My Black Lab is good, but I sure would NEVER leave any food on the counter.. As it is, he comes and stands right beside me while I cut up his Apple for his Kong and smells everything I let him!!!! Nope, no food on the counter…EVER Kathy November 20, 2013 I have a black Lab named Jada. She’s extremely agile & gets things from places that I wouldn’t think that she could. She’s pretty big for a bitch (24 inches tall) so she has a long reach. I can’t leave anything out unless it’s in a sealed container. But I love her & would never part with her. Cookee December 19, 2013 Honey never touches anything – even coffee table height, I leave her in the room with cheese on the table and she might drool a bit but never touches a thing! Missy January 28, 2014 We joke that our lab has a “switchblade opposable thumb” he whips out to open Tupperware containers! He ate 3 dozen Christmas cookies by opening a plastic container on the counter. Nothing is safe!