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Old 02-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My puppy Charlie is seven months old but doesn't seem to be showing any sign he is going through puberty mentally. He is really well behaved at the moment and has never tried to hump other dogs, I often get told they are terrible during this time??. Could he just be a late developer? I'm not worried, just curious .
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If Charlie is a big pup, you may still have a few months grace before puberty sets in. It could happen any day now.
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If Charlie is a big pup, you may still have a few months grace before puberty sets in. It could happen any day now.
I get told he's pretty big. I better enjoy the good days while i have them . Thanks.
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Why would you WANT your dog to hump other dogs?? Such an obnoxious trait, regardless if it's sexual or dominance. Not all males hump, if yours doesn't then consider yourself lucky because attempting to hump other dogs can lead to serious fights. I'd say if he's well behaved and listens then that's a sign he's maturing mentally.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We were at training with the police master trainer today and I was told 18 month od Beau was really just starting to show signs of "being a testosterone riddled teenager" - We had a little craziness at 7 months and going through more now. Mainly trying to blow me off and me having to assert myself. FWIW nothing to do with humping anything. He does not get to play with other dogs but is baslcally normal in the social regards.

I asked if he thought he was particularly dominant or "rank" and he said - no - typical working male but that 18-24 months was going to bring some more challenges. Another one said the same thing.
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