Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Teenage time?

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by NicoleW, Mar 31, 2011.


  1. NicoleW

    NicoleW PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,953
    Likes Received:
    68
    Duke's 11 months now, when would I expect to see his teenage problem phase?
     
  2. reddogs

    reddogs PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    11
    any time now :rolleyes::

    good luck



    sorry realised - so not a helpful post
     
    #2 reddogs, Mar 31, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011
  3. new westie owner

    new westie owner PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    Messages:
    12,093
    Likes Received:
    3,571
    Not all dogs go through it :)
     
  4. NicoleW

    NicoleW PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    3,953
    Likes Received:
    68
    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
     
  5. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    20,846
    Likes Received:
    509
    Bella isnt allowed one, just tell Duke that he isnt allowed one either ;).
     
  6. RobD-BCactive

    RobD-BCactive PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,401
    Likes Received:
    29
    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.
     
  7. shibby

    shibby PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,280
    Likes Received:
    63
    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.
     
  8. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    17,372
    Likes Received:
    10,234
    Oscar hit his at about 6 months and never grew out of it :rolleyes:

    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.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice