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.
The lecture will help you:
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.