Change in behaviour - 5 month old female
I'm at a bit of a loss. Winter's behaviour has suddenly changed a little. Around other dogs she seems to keep trying to climb on top of them, not in a mounting kind of way but just overly playful. Before she just used to run around with them but now she is constantly pawing at them and climbing up. Also she is snapping and mouthing at them, again in a playful way, but much more confident than she has been in the past. Perhaps over-confident? I had to leash her today as I could see the owner of the other dog was concerned, even though the dog seemed happy enough. She is also snapping a lot more at home. I know she is really getting into teething now and I noticed she has lost a canine just now, so I'm assuming that explains her snapping at home. She's probably in some pain, right? And needing to chew? (She has lots of chewies)
Also, male dogs have taken a huge interest in her this last week. She had a crowd of 5 boys at the park around her today, sniffing her and trying to mount her. So either, it is teething, or could she be starting to mature sexually?