Tip #4 – The Emergence Of The Adolescent
Out of nowhere, your dog may start to act like a total stranger. This is what happens when he becomes an adolescent. As long as you know it’s coming, you can be prepared! The period of adolescence lasts about 8 weeks. Each week, you should teach him a new lesson. That will give him time to learn each lesson. It’s just like teaching kids the alphabet first and then teaching them how to spell. Puppies and people both go through puberty.
I’m sure we all remember the emotional craziness of that time. Puppies go through this along with the idiosyncrasies of breed specific tendencies. A dog bred to hunt is going to want to hunt. All these hormones will lead to quite a bit of chaos in your house. So if you think your dog is acting like a teenager, he probably is.