What to expect as puppy matures?
Are there any general regular changes I should be ready for as Jupiter (currently 5 months) ages out of puppyhood? Here is what I've picked up so far:
1. tends to be less accepting of people
2. becomes more territorial at the house
3. tends to become more aggressive with people
Jupiter had a pretty intense but short landshark phase (10-15 weeks maybe was the worst, but he's really settled down). He is very food motivated, and does great during training--very smart and focused. When I don't have food, he does his own thing! Naughty. He learned how to fetch very quickly, but has recently started to get "lazy," bringing it back only part of the way. He used to hate being kenneled, even for short periods during the day, but has gotten much more patient about that. He hasn't really chewed up any furniture or shoes or anything, but that's probably mostly because I watch him very carefully in the house.