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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by NicoleW, Mar 31, 2011.
Duke's 11 months now, when would I expect to see his teenage problem phase?
any time now :
sorry realised - so not a helpful post
Not all dogs go through it
I hope he does go through it
He was uncrated at night and had free roam of the house since he was about 18 weeks old, never chewed, barked, nipped, mouthed, never hyperactive bouncing off the walls, has never been really playful where he'll come and bring you toys to play with, never played tug (as soon as we tug at a toy that's in his mouth he lets go).
I think I've got a defective puppy
Bella isnt allowed one, just tell Duke that he isnt allowed one either .
It may be subtle.
12 months, I've seen one attempt to remain in park, rather than be leashed and leave and a few signs of "independance". An aloofness for a while to other male dogs, which now seems to have passed and healthy greeting behaviour is the normal again. He's generally much more choosy about which dogs he plays with.
Ours started when he hit 11 months. We've had to go back to reducing distractions and keeping him on lead, continuing with training and practicing recall etc.
Oscar hit his at about 6 months and never grew out of it
Alfie never had one. He's a little angel tbh. I think i got a defective Staffie when i got him; never pulled, never run off, a dream to train, hates tugging games, and thinks he's a gundog.