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Old 11-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It took Rosco til he was just about 2yrs old. He would often get distracted and not listen but it wasnt so bad, maybe your baby is just going through the adventurous phase...it's like at that stage they're always on a mission to seem out new smells and find out just what they are!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My Patch matured early on and we barely saw " teenage angst" from him at all. Pumpkin on the other hand is just now coming out her her teenage behavior at almost 3 years old. The Pumpkin Patch litter as a whole are just now entering their teenage period. Their behaviors are ranging for all of them from Button who's calm, collected and goofy to the fawn girls ( Flash and Blaze) and Square Dog Jr. who are collectively driving me nuts! Our white girl Tag is on and off behavior wise, sometimes sweet and gentle to little terroir. To combat this I make them go through their paces every time I interact with any of them. The difficult part has been getting hubby and son to follow suite. I personally think this is the stage where you really have to enforce all prior training or it tends to get lost.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Sally is scared of nothing except flapping curtains, but other dogs are sometimes scared of her, she is a little too crazy for some of them... but those are the one the owners admit haven't been well socialised.
Nikki was afraid of a stuffed dog in her agility class. It was funny, she jumped on the table( she was suppose to) but there was a stuffed dog with a witches hat on that freaked her out and she froze on the table. I guess she never noticed it before. So we brought it over to show her it was a stuffed toy, now when the instructor uses it for a demo Nikki gets all excited and wants to play with it. It's close to her size. So cute.
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And then there's Tucker....almost 5 years old and only now beginning to have brief (VERY brief) moments of calm. He's very ADHD and OCD. He's more exhausting than the other ten all put together.
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LOL Poor Tucker...gotta love him though
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And then there's Tucker....almost 5 years old and only now beginning to have brief (VERY brief) moments of calm. He's very ADHD and OCD. He's more exhausting than the other ten all put together.
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LOL Poor Tucker...gotta love him though
Poor Tucker - just a big kid through and through
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thank you all for sharing your stories and experiences! I certainly had some laughs reading them!! Boxers.... you either love them or they will drive you crazy!
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We are still stuck in the teenage phase and patiently (sometimes lol) waiting for it to pass! Mylo is so stubborn.. we will tell him to get off something and he will just test us until we come over to push him off... He also will randomly just start barking and whining at me for no reason! Can't wait till he grows out of this!
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Stanley's 1-1/2 years old now and I have noticed a major change in his behavior. He's a lot calmer now, and his attention spam is much better than before.
I'd say training and patience are the key, but it should get better!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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My trainer told us it takes about 2 years... Puppy or rescue.. For training and bonding to be complete and one day you wake up and realize your dog was actually paying attention all this time


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