Hello. I am hoping you can give me some information on this. I have a Jack Russel Terrier X Dachshund named Sadie. She has a problem with jumping up on the table and stealing food. I left a basket of eggs on the table today, along with a can of tuna, and she got up on the table and broke and ate the eggs and cut her mouth on the tuna can, which was open. This has happened multiple times and the behavior is getting very annoying. This mostly happens when I am not around. Like when we went to the store today. But she is getting bolder and will jump up on the table when I am standing right there. I have started acting very disappointed, and smacking her bum with the palm of my hand, but now she acts like she doesn't like me, and is continuing with her bad behavior. I would use a crate/kennel to control her when I am not around, but my parents are really stubborn and do not agree with kennels, which is the dumbest thing I have ever heard in my life. Many professionals use kennels. Sadie is exactly the kind of dog that would probably benefit from spending time in a kennel. But my parents stupid answer is: "Dogs are not cage animals. Kennels are for lazy people." I don not intend on CAGING Sadie, just using the crate for when I am not around. So, I was wondering what I should do. Sadie is no longer my buddy, and she is just a badly behaved dog that is getting more and more annoying by the day. I have watched every video and read every website on how to stop this behavior and nothing helps. PLEASE HELP ME. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THIS THREAD WITHOUT GIVING A LITTLE BIT OF ADVICE, AS I A DESPERATE HERE. I MAY HAVE NO OTHER OPTION OTHER THAN TO GET RID OF SADIE!