Features November 2014 Issue

5 Ways to Manage an Adolescent Dog

Adolescent dogs, those from about six to about 18 months old, are playful, energetic, and full of curiosity. Try to enjoy this phase while it lasts!

5 Ways to Manage an Adolescent Dog

Your dog’s adolescence can be trying – to you! Here is how to get through this stage with grace.

Is your once cute, cuddly, and well-behaved pup suddenly acting out? Is your dog ignoring you, taking off if he sees something interesting, and chewing on everything in sight? Did his once perfect “sit,” “down,” “stay,” and “come” seemingly disappear overnight? Are his friendly, social ways being replaced with rowdy, over-the-top greetings? Is he sometimes cautious or even suspicious? Does he occasionally look at you as if he hardly knows you?

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