Evening Lecture: "From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog"

Friday, June 7, 2013 — Evening Lecture: "From Maddening to Maturity: Understanding & Helping the Adolescent Dog"

Do you wonder where your once wonderful puppy went? And why has he turned into a sometimes maddening, unpredictable, maybe even out of control adolescent? Relax — you're not alone. "Teenage" dogs are everywhere, and sometimes, driving their owners crazy. For many dog owners, the 2-3 year long period of adolescence is problematic. Sadly, a majority of dogs are no longer with their original owners by time they are 1 year old.

This evening lecture will help you better understand what adolescence means for your dog, for you, and for your relationship. Even with a great start in puppyhood — classes, socialization, play dates, training — many dogs hit adolescence and become frustrating, unruly. While puzzling to many owners, this is a natural progression.

  • Did you know that adolescence begins around 20 weeks of age?
  • That a year old dog is roughly the equivalent of a 14 year old human?
  • That adulthood in the dog begins at 2-4 years of age?
  • That the most annoying teenage dogs are usually geniuses?

The lecture will help you:

  • understand why angel pups become annoying adolescents
  • recognize the warning signs that you need to make changes
  • how to use effective, humane Relationship Centered Training™ techniques to rebalance the relationship
  • avoid raising a "trust fund baby"
  • guide your dog safely through teenage years into marvelous maturity!

When you understand your adolescent dog better, you can settle into the work and joys of helping them grow into a wonderful adult dog. The kind of adult dog that makes people say, "Oh, I wish I had a dog like that!" while you smile and wonder if they knew him as a teenager.

For complete information, please see the Canine Chaos website.

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Type Live
Year 2013
Topics No
Author Suzanne Clothier
Presenters No
Location Sidney, BC
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