Tips For Surviving Your Dogs Adolescence

As a trainer I find that many students become very frustrated with their puppies during their adolescents.  Students are confused as to why their puppy, who was eager to please and looked to them for direction a week ago have now turned into this ball of energy who appears to have forgotten what they have learned.  I’ve even seen this in the star obedience students!  This confusion by pet owners is very common and the best answer I can give dog owners at this time is it’s their dogs age.  Do you remember your adolescent years?  I sure do, my body was going through so many changes and many times I didn’t want to be seen with my parents let alone listen to them! As in humans, your dog has critical stages of development, which are: Neonatal Period Birth – 14 days Most critical time for sensory development Transition Period

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