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"Adolescent" dogs

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medicalmumof4 Fri 31-Mar-17 18:00:19

I've seen lots of people talk about the teenage stage with their dogs - at around a year old ish?

We've just taken on a 12 month old lab. Just hoping for some pointers of the sort of things we should be expecting in terms of her potential rebellion grin


Noitsnotteatimeyet Fri 31-Mar-17 18:23:44

With mine adolescence kicked in at about 8 months and manifested itself in a sudden inability to understand simple commands, starting to pull like a train and previously good recall going to pot. He also went through a very nervy period as well so things which had not been a problem before suddenly became Very Scary Indeed...

We just had to go back to basics and be really consistent and reward every bit of good behaviour (even though at times it didn't feel like there was much to reward hmm). I got a trainer in for a couple of sessions to help as well

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