I also have a Papillion and i agree with you on them being smart. My dog don't jump on the chairs but when there is food around it's like you stuck him with a hot poker. He gets so excited and shakes and whines, i am afraid that he is going to have a heart attack. Then if we leave something out and we go to bed he keeps going back out in the kitchen checking on what was left out. They are a one of a kind.My Papillion (small lap dog) is smart. He likes to steal 'people food' off the table by jumping on a chair then onto the table. So I rolled (the chairs are on casters) all the chairs far away from the table. While in the kitchen I thought I heard something and when I looked my little dog had rolled a chair back to the table, used it to get on the table and was happily finishing a hamburger. His little tummy was bulging, I was still hungry. Guess Im trained.