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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Females are less "crazy" during adolescence?

Some people at the dog park were saying that female dogs, in general, are far less crazy and wild during adolescence, and that it's mostly the male dogs that lose their heads for a while.

They almost seemed to think female adolescence is not a big deal at all.

Is this true? (Hoping it's true)
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 06:22 PM
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Hmm... I don't know. My girl just just rounded 5 months and she's a handful...lol. It's been a while since I have had a male dog, but I seem to recall that it isn't all that different.

It seems to me that the key is to keep working with her; don't let up and don't give up. Even through the rough times I can definitely see the fruits of my labour.

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Hah! My male was always very mellow. My female, however, is heck on wheels at 9 months.
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Lol they haven't met Carm
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My male was WAY easier through adolescence - had no marking, was not a punk with me at all, never really changed other than he liked the ladies more when they were in heat.

My female - oh dear lord, I nearly sold her...every week...LOL She was nuts, disobedient, testy, did everything she could think of to outsmart you - absolute nightmare!

Totally dog dependant - not sex dependant...
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My male was WAY easier through adolescence - had no marking, was not a punk with me at all, never really changed other than he liked the ladies more when they were in heat.

My female - oh dear lord, I nearly sold her...every week...LOL She was nuts, disobedient, testy, did everything she could think of to outsmart you - absolute nightmare!

Totally dog dependant - not sex dependant...
That is good to know. My males (WD and D) were challenging while the current female, Deja, is as mellow as pie. Because of the males I almost decided not to get another male GSD in a few years.
Unfortunately I had to part with the males before the end of their adolescence due to their health reasons, just as I was getting them where I wanted them to be.
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Nope. My 14 mo old female is INSANE right now. My male was a breeze compared to her.
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I don't think there is any truth to that. It really depends on the dog not the gender.
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I dont know about the girls but my boy is gonna be 6 mos in a week and he been very easy. I notice the changes but still very easy.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 08:24 PM
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I don't get into conversations with people who make blanket statements like that based on limited knowledge or experience. My females have all been more challenging than the males. If there was no mischief to get into they made their own at that age. My males have all been easier and calmer.

In my experience it depends on the dog's temperament more than gender.
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