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Pascua the teenager!
« on: July 30, 2006, 10:34:10 am »
Pascua and his dad when to training class this morning and it seems like today he was the class troublemaker - he's usually pretty good - well yes on Wed. he did wander off to the creek while off-leash training in class. Today he was trying to get the other dogs to play (esp. a 10 month old rottweiler) , barking (he's not a barker), whining, ignoring his dad (all with a smile on his face).

I could kinda tell beforehand that he had some mischievous energy - course I didn't help when I was trying to get him to howl with me :) .  We took him on a trail for a good romp after class.  Ah it's nice to have a tired pup. 

So is there an average to how long adolescence lasts for a bigger dog? or is it always the case that behavior fluctuates? 

thanks1 - first time parent of a bigger dog



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Re: Pascua the teenager!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006, 11:13:22 am »
Pascua and his dad when to training class this morning and it seems like today he was the class troublemaker - he's usually pretty good - well yes on Wed. he did wander off to the creek while off-leash training in class. Today he was trying to get the other dogs to play (esp. a 10 month old rottweiler) , barking (he's not a barker), whining, ignoring his dad (all with a smile on his face).

I could kinda tell beforehand that he had some mischievous energy - course I didn't help when I was trying to get him to howl with me :) .  We took him on a trail for a good romp after class.  Ah it's nice to have a tired pup. 

So is there an average to how long adolescence lasts for a bigger dog? or is it always the case that behavior fluctuates? 

thanks1 - first time parent of a bigger dog





I personly think you can expect a big paw to be puppyish until they are 2.  After that age, and all the puppy energy is out, you will get a better feel for the dog's personality.  Whatever you see in the pup will be muted in the dog, but the personality will still be the same. 
The problem is that some puppies have SO much energy that it makes them nutty, so it can be hard to tell how the dog will be as an adult if that is the case. 
Good luck, and keep the pics coming! 

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Re: Pascua the teenager!
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 11:55:46 am »
With many of our young "kids" it goes in stages- one week they are hellions, the next week good as gold.  Maybe exercising before class will tone it down enough that he will cooperate in class?
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Re: Pascua the teenager!
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006, 12:59:10 pm »
With many of our young "kids" it goes in stages- one week they are hellions, the next week good as gold.  Maybe exercising before class will tone it down enough that he will cooperate in class?

Yes good idea - we were running late this morning but next time we'll give him the chance to run around before class. thanks!