Any ideas on how to stop my 7 month old G Shepherd jumping up to the work surfaces in my kitchen? She stands on her hind legs and with her front paws or her jaws pulls anything off within range. I was thinking of installing a metal strip on the edge of the work tops all the way round and connecting it to the mains. I am sure this'll work if a little extreme, any ideas?
Any ideas on how to stop my 7 month old G Shepherd jumping up to the work surfaces in my ... the way round and connecting it to the mains. I am sure this'll work if a little extreme, any ideas?

This is important. It is dangerous to have a dog who helps herself to things on the counter. Dishes fall off and break. Things can be eaten that can make your dog very sick. A blender falling off and landing on the toe of even a big dog is dangerous. Your dog doesn't understand these things so YOU have to protect her.
First, remove anything from the counter that she wants. Otherwise it's self-rewarding to jump up and help herself. You may be able to put things back eventually or you may not. Assume not. Think of all those parents who baby-proof the house when the kid starts crawling. It's the price you pay. I have trash cans with heavy lids but otherwise I don't make any adjustments for my dogs. I've been fortunate that I've never had to. Others, good trainers and good dogs, may have to always address the possibility. You will not be the first person to have to keep the bread in the microwave to keep it from the dogs.
Then the answer starts with basic obedience training. Do not allow the dog to be in the kitchen when you are not there. Work with the dog in the kitchen training a very solid "sit". The dog cannot be sitting and still taking things off the counter. I'd also have a leash on the dog at all times when she is in the kitchen. If you are standing on the end of the shortened leash, she can't jump up. As the dog gets better trained, you can graduate to having the dog loose in the kitchen - supervised - and stop the first inclination to counter-surfing with an uh-uh.

Take a class. You may think that you can do it without the class. Once you have taken a class, you will understand that you were wrong about that. The class trains you how to train your dog. You and your dog need a basic obedience class. I'm sure that you are very busy - we all are - but the class will only be once a week for a few weeks. And if you do it right and put in the effort, you will have the reward of a better behaved dog for the rest of her life. I can't say enough how much it's worth it.

Judy
Any ideas on how to stop my 7 month old G Shepherd jumping up to the work surfaces in my ... the way round and connecting it to the mains. I am sure this'll work if a little extreme, any ideas?

My friend used a trick with her springer spaniel that worked well. He was doing the same thing.
She bought mouse traps, the spring action metal ones. She'd set them, put them on the counter and waited. When they went off, he was big enough that they didn't hurt him, but they scared him enough after the first attempt that he stopped doing it. If he would start to eye the counter, she'd put the traps, not set, out on the counter and he would stop.
As a note, as we discovered, don't do this with kiddos or unobservant partners in the house. My daughter set one off on her finger, (she was okay) and her husband got one to the elbow when he wasn't paying attention and tried to reach for something behind them. (That one made us laugh because he'd been warned to leave the cookies alone until after dinner and tried to sneak one...)

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