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We have been to several positive only puppy classes. Charlie is almost 9 months old and has now learned that if he jumps on people we say off and he gets a treat, if he jumps on sofa we say off and he gets a treat, if he tries to get stuff off counter we say off he gets a treat, if he noses at something on ground we say leave it and he gets a treat. We have tried ignoring bad behavior as well as time outs to no avail. Positive only has definitely worked for obedience. He sits, downs, stands extremely well. Commands are great but behavior not so much. Has positive only backfired for teaching acceptable behavior and manners? Any ideas on what we should be looking at to do now?

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You've created what is known as a behaviour chain. In his mind, part of the "off" cue encompassing hopping up first.

Here are a couple links about behavior chains:
Behavior Chains
Accidental Behavior Chains

A couple of things I might try are being proactive. So before he jumps on someone, click and treat. If he jumps, have the person walk away and then try again. He ONLY gets rewarded if he keeps all four paws on the floor. No rewards at all for jumping and getting off. For the counter surfing, stand near the counter with something yummy up there. If he jumps up, cover it with your hand. Wait until he sits, un-cover it. He has to sit, look at it, and NOT jump for it. Then give him a reward.
 
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