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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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A later rebellious stage?

Another member posted a topic about the "teenage phase" of GSDs and I was just wondering what is everyone's opinion on the age that they go through this? When I adopted my girl at 8 months, I started training her and teaching her obedience and getting her socialized, and she did perfect with it and listened to me (most of the time) for the year that I've had her. Now at almost two years old she is not wanting to listen to me as much and acting like a younger pup again wanting to do what she wants to do and not what I tell her to do; often times completely ignoring me. Is it possible for her to go through the teenage phase at this age? Or does she just need more training?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 01:43 PM
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I do think there is more than one time in a dog's life where they test and push boundaries. I'd definitely continue with training, and perhaps consult a trainer as well. Of course, you should have already ruled out anything medical with the vet just in case.

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