I have two dogs 8 mo old that were house broken and fence trained. Now all of a sudden they lost all there manners. Any
on Jan 3rd 2013
in House Soiling
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they r going thru adolescents
Charlie Brown Cocoa Puffs answered on 1/3/13. Helpful? / 0
They are teenagers and will test you repeatedly. Stay consistent and reinforce what you want. You may need to retrain them.
Obi answered on 1/4/13. Helpful? / 1
Obi is right. Good news is..this will pass. You will need to continue with consistent, daily training. Even on commands they were previously great with.
For the house breaking..if they are regressing, do a vet check to make sure there is nothing physical. Then go back to basics..tether, crate, potty parties.
Just like human teens..they need this time to test their limits & boundaries. They want to ensure they can still trust you to be consistent & be able to protect them.
Keep at it...be patient & positive & you will have some amazing dogs when they come through this phase.
There are 2 outcomes... the ideal..where people say "wow. what great dogs. i would get a dog if he was like that!' The second outcome is not so rosy.."Look at those ill behaved dogs." Or, God forbid.. "I can't take this...take my dog please!"
The choice is yours.
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