I had almost convinced myself that Champ really was THAT well behaved, that he just knew better than to try to get food off the counter (I can be a bit delusional at times )
I bought hot dogs to try for his high-value training treats (we started obedience classes last week), and cooked up the first one last night. I accidentally left the rest of the hot dogs on the counter. So I'm sitting in the living room, watching TV, when I hear "scratch, scratch, crinkle, plop" - and when I go in to investigate, Champ has pulled the bag of hot dogs off the counter and started to dig in.
So now I guess I'll be keeping the counters a lot cleaner.
On the bright side - I know he really, really loves his new training treats ;D