Is your precious pup turning into a teenage tyrant? Not to worry, learn how to navigate the challenging adolescent phase of your dog’s life in this must-listen episode of The Well-Mannered Mutt Podcast.

Join me as I discuss the challenges of raising adolescent dogs and give insight on why your teenage dog behaves this way. I also share the differences between puppies and adolescent dogs, as well as tips for providing boundaries and guidance, while still allowing them to explore and grow. If you’re looking for advice when it comes to your teenage tyrant, here are three key takeaways from this episode:

  • When does adolescence start? I discuss the differences between puppies and adolescent dogs, shedding light on the unique challenges that arise during this time. By recognizing the signs and behaviors associated with adolescence, you can better navigate this stage with your dog.
  • Explore the common issues that arise in the adolescent phase, such as impulsivity, risk-taking, and difficulty regulating emotions.
  • I reveal the number one complaint from adolescent dog parents, and give you strategies and tips to help you maintain your sanity during this challenging phase.
  • I recommend one of my favorite toys to keep your dog entertained: the snuffle mat! This mat is a useful tool for dogs, as it can provide mental stimulation and enrichment for our furry friends.

By understanding the developmental changes happening in your dog’s brain, you can foster a stronger bond and create a more harmonious relationship. Remember, adolescence is a temporary phase, and with the right knowledge and approach, you can help your dog grow into the well-mannered mutt you’ve always dreamed of!

Thank you for taking the time to help your dog become a more well-mannered mutt! Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive more training tips, canine wellness advice and fun activities for dogs and their owners!

If you have questions about today’s episode, or if there’s a topic you want to learn more about, come connect with me on Facebook and Instagram at @mannersformutts. If you enjoyed this podcast, head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review – I’d love to hear what’s been helpful for you and your canine friends. Talk to you next time!

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