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Well, it's safe to say the teen years have definitely kicked in for Stanley.
It feels like every bit of training I've ever done has completely gone out of the window.
Walks are difficult again, lunging at other dogs (to play- not aggressively)
Jumping up at people.
Not listening when I call him over "here".
Just been generally mischievous. It's exhausting.
He's ten months old.

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I was dreading this phase. He's cute though, so i can't stay mad at him.


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Well, it's safe to say the teen years have definitely kicked in for Stanley.
It feels like every bit of training I've ever done has completely gone out of the window.
Walks are difficult again, lunging at other dogs (to play- not aggressively)
Jumping up at people.
Not listening when I call him over "here".
Just been generally mischievous. It's exhausting.
He's ten months old.

馃槾馃槾馃槾馃槾

I was dreading this phase. He's cute though, so i can't stay mad at him.


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Just keep doing what your doing all your hard work will pay off for sure although it might not feel like that just now xx I remember it well walks were anythin but pleasurable 馃ぃ馃ぃ he's too cute xx
 

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Honestly, everyone who I walk by that Stanley insists is his new play friend I'm apologising like a mad woman. I must look like a mad woman. 馃檲馃檲
My friends 10mobth old is still such a well behaved puppy, I'm praying cos our teenage phase started earlier that it will be over quicker. 馃ぃ馃ぃ
Honestly it's lucky he's a sweetheart 60% of the time and he has those beautiful brown eyes 馃檪馃檪馃槀
 

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Honestly, everyone who I walk by that Stanley insists is his new play friend I'm apologising like a mad woman. I must look like a mad woman. 馃檲馃檲
My friends 10mobth old is still such a well behaved puppy, I'm praying cos our teenage phase started earlier that it will be over quicker. 馃ぃ馃ぃ
Honestly it's lucky he's a sweetheart 60% of the time and he has those beautiful brown eyes 馃檪馃檪馃槀
Lol we've all been there he'll be back to being a well behaved boy again soon ha ha worse than weans 馃ぃ馃ぃgood luck n don't beat yourself up 馃憤馃憤
 

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Mine is 7th Months old now and i am noticing changes in her, in the park she steals other dogs tennis balls and wont give them back, no treat will entice her, but at home she will drop anything for a treat. I'll be known over our park for being the ball thief. is 7months too young for teenage phase? she was golden at 6months and before. Too damn cute to get cross at though... It does happen that they play up right? like all my training wont have gone out the window?
Shes like Stanley by the sounds of it, she will go and play with any dog, she has no fear! I'm always apologising too.
 

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7 months old is definitely not too young for teenage. They start to push the boundaries and now is the time to step up training and management - if they get away with it they will continue to behave like this so you might need to go back to using a long line if recall goes out of the window and carry toys to swap stolen toys with to give back to their original owners
 

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7 months old is definitely not too young for teenage. They start to push the boundaries and now is the time to step up training and management - if they get away with it they will continue to behave like this so you might need to go back to using a long line if recall goes out of the window and carry toys to swap stolen toys with to give back to their original owners
Thanks, that's good to know it might be the teenage phase. cheers for the advice, unfortunately toys / treats (ones she does anything for at home) don't tempt her to give up the stolen ball, she just wants to play. Stepped up training again, so hopefully we wont lose all the good traits she had.
 

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She has learned that she gets a better game with stolen stuff than her normal toys so you need to reverse that - I would put her on lead anywhere near other dogs playing with toys for now while you work on it as that is going to become ingrained behaviour otherwise. You can then work on "her toys = good game and great fun" - "stolen toy = ignored and no fun at all" - set her up with a friend and a toy she can steal
 

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She has learned that she gets a better game with stolen stuff than her normal toys so you need to reverse that - I would put her on lead anywhere near other dogs playing with toys for now while you work on it as that is going to become ingrained behaviour otherwise. You can then work on "her toys = good game and great fun" - "stolen toy = ignored and no fun at all" - set her up with a friend and a toy she can steal
Thanks so much, gonna get her back on the training lead around dogs playing the park, upgraded treats to sprats (they are rank), thanks for responding, hopefully with better training i can get her good behaviours back
 
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