Join Date: Mar 2010
Is it an age thing or what?
Shadow our female GSD is now 14 months old and lately she has been testing everything. Testing her position in our dog pack (we have 3 older little dogs). Testing my sons authority ie not responding immediately when he tells her to do something. She actually reminds me of a rebellious teenager (she's being a butt head)
We've stepped up the discipline and are much more consistent than ever, it's working but it's hard work!
When she annoys the little dogs (one in particular) and he growls at her, we were telling him off in front of her, she would get reprimanded to, but it's like that was just egging her on. Almost like, ha ha ha your in trouble, now I'm going to have a go at you as well. We have now stopped telling the little one off, we stand between Shadow and the little one and she is put into a sit or a down and a stay. It seams to give everyone enough time to pull themselves together and calm back down.
Is this all just a normal age phase that we have to work threw?