We adopted two pups about three weeks ago... brothers, now ten weeks old. They are usually well-behaved and obedient, but we have a point of contention. The kitchen. The floors are unfinished in there, and I do not want the dogs in there as they may mess or find something to hurt themselves on. So, I rigged a makeshift barrier, and we tell them no when they try to get in. Archer gets it, and wil sit just outside the kitchen and peer woefully in, but Bowie tries to be sneaky. Whenever he thinks we're not around, he dives over it. I scruff him, take him back out, put his paws up on the barrier, scold him, swat his rump, and he slinks off under the couch. Hubby does the same. He KNOWS he shouldn't be in there, when he gets caught in the kitchen, he makes submissive movements. If we see him about to go in, and tell him no, he stops immediately and will usually go find something less naughty to do. I know he's still a little baby, but he knows better, and this defiance of the humans thing is something I'm not too cool with; he's going to be BIG, so he really needs manners! Suggestions?