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depends on the dog....
I have hated adolescence in my labrador and staffie x but the terriers were worse as babies!!

the biggies were b oisterous chewers and the smalls were house pee'ers for ages it felt!!
 

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The adolescence stage with Finlay was awful and by far worse than the puppy stage!! He was a nightmare with a mind of his own up until about 20 months old haha
 

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The adolescent stage is not something I have ever noticed or even heard of till I came on here. Apart from one dog who completely lost her recall for a while they have all grown out of puppyhood and behaved the same till they grow up at about 3 and steady down. None of my many dog friends have ever seemed to have a problem.

But I do not particularly enjoy puppyhood!
 

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Neither.

I don't suppose my answer is of much help to you, but I just wanted to say that both stages proved to be as equally fun and adventurous.
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There's two months difference between Zara and Oscar. Zara being the eldest.
 

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I'm not sure I found one harder than the other.
With Zipper being my 1st dog I'd say I thought I had this perfectly trained pup - walked nicely on lead, came back when called etc who seemed to disapear over night for no reason and I was taken very much by suprise :eek:
I'd never heard of doggie adolescence and wondered what was going on.:yikes:

I think even though we'd never had dogs before (even as children) we went into puppyhood with open eyes expecting the worse and were pleasently suprised :)
 

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I am finding adolescence difficult with Barney, my 2 year old Newf. He appears to have forgotten all his training which is frustrating for me. But, I just keep on going with it and hope that he will settle down as he gets older.

in contrast, puppyhood was easy. Barney was housetrained quickly, he was eager to learn so training was a pleasure and everyone loved him as a bundle of fluff.
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Neither so far. Shadow was a horror as a puppy and adolescent, Wolf was a dream through both. Rupert was well past puppyhood when I got him, probably past adolescence too although he did go through a phase about 18 months after I got him that was exactly like adolescence. Didn't have Spen as a small puppy either but he's most certainly going through adolescence now. He's honestly not too bad, especially considering there was no solid foundation training in place before it hit.
 

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Pixie was the perfect puppy, but a horror in her adolescence. I can't wait until she is out of it.

When she was under 6 months, she didn't chew, she house trained quite quickly, happily slept in her crate, didn't jump up at people, slept a lot, etc.

Then, she hit about 7 months, and suddenly, the demon within came out! She is 10 months now, she spends most of her time scaring people in the window and doing time trials from the front to back door. Apparently she will calm down around 15-18 months. Fingers crossed!

I wouldn't change her for the world though, her crazy antics give us a lot to laugh about. She is absolutely adorable.
 

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I take the bad with the good. I think thats the only way to take it. Louie was a lovely puppy and lovely growing up, we had a few hiccups but nothing that was unable to be ironed out with a bit of training.

Pennie was an absolute gremlin with me, she still gets excited from time to time and mouths my hand - pretty hard but we're getting over that. She's just turning 8 months and whilst her recall when the other dogs (mine) are about is a bit iffy, she's brilliant for now. She ignores most dogs, will give the odd one a hello, but mainly just walks past them. She does have to say hello to people but because she's a springer sized lab that can't say hello without nearly putting her hip out she's swinging it that much from side to side, she gets forgiven, however if I call her she will come away. She is scared of a lot of things - however they seem to be the right things to be scared of. Instead of wandering up to cows and horses, she stays clear - one less training session for me :D

So maybe I've been lucky and they're not as bad as they could be, or maybe I can just handle their problems better than what a lot of people could?
 

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It would be the puppy stage as neither did adolescence, although my yorkie is nearly 10 months so who knows with her. Even then puppy stage wasn't that bad as they were both so cute and once I got used to them I enjoyed it. My Lhasa/poodle stopped nipping pretty quick when I did time out and slippers stopped my yorkie bothering me as she did it for a lot longer! The worst part for me has been the reaction of my first dog when I introduced my puppy and lots of people found that easy.
 

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Well I got Oscar at a year so missed the puppy stage but he was in the adolescent stage, however other than having shocking recall and always whining for attention he really wasn't too bad.

Sam on the other hand his puppy stage was pretty easy but his adolescent stage has started and I am counting the days until its finished. I think this is purely as he can reach everything and likes to launch himself at you and nip and hump. But in all honesty he's not that bad either :)
 

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Puppies are just starting out in life and learning what they can and can't do, they don't really know when they are been naughty.

Adolescence I felt as if I was :mad2: from 7 months until 18 months I really wondered what on earth we had living in our house, now his 2 years 9 months and we are nearly though it "I hope" well at least he's listening to us now and most of the time he does as he's told.
 

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Neither! :eek:

I love the whole puppy stage, people think I'm mad but I really do! I love everything about it...bonding, house training, socialising, teaching commands the list goes on and in return you are rewarded with a their trust, love and puppy breath. :laugh:

I haven't had an adolescent stage tbh, they seemed to get more laid back with age although the last couple of nights Willow has started having zoomies in the living room again. :rolleyes:
 
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