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Adolescence - how best to deal with dog push the boundaries

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NotMostPeople Fri 07-Oct-11 20:47:06

my lovely rescue dog would appear to have hit adolescence already (aprox 5.5 months). He's still a lovely boy, but is getting very cheeky, ignoring me at times and doing things that he knows are not allowed not to mention being very very nippy. I know he's teething, so he has chew toys that I alternate and gets it's ears, hide chews and carrots.

I just wondered if any of you have any tips of how to get through this stage?

NotMostPeople Fri 07-Oct-11 20:47:49

That'll be pigs ears

WitchesBrewIsMyFriend Fri 07-Oct-11 21:09:11

I did wonder for a second if he had been nipping the kids ears. grin

Just be consistant with training, enforce what he already knows and heap on the praise when he is good, try hard to ignore the naughty stuff.

Are you going to training classes at all? I would suggest you get some sorted out because after teething it will calm down a bit then when the hormones kick in it will get worse again.

Puppies are lovely, but bloody hard work. <speaks from experience, while watching my 'puppy' making a pillow out of an old towel>

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