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I have quickly came to realize that my 6 month old female GSD is in her chewing stage. When will she be out of this? I have to keep her in a kennel when we're outside because I get busy doing yard work. I hate it for her! I know she is an excellent dog, it's just that she is being a typical puppy.
 

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Can you just tether her to you? Teaching her to "leave it" on the things you don't want her to chew? Think of the awesome-ness that will produce in her :)
 

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here are the stages:

>>> lack of training stage.
>>> i don't watch my pup stage.
>>> lack of consistency stage.
>>>> blame the pup stage.
 

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here are the stages:

>>> lack of training stage.
>>> i don't watch my pup stage.
>>> lack of consistency stage.
>>>> blame the pup stage.
I "agree"-ish. However, puppies go through stages for sure. And later months can turn very rebellious.

Even with the best of training I've never had a 100% reliable 6 month old puppy. If im in a certain room or outside my puppy is with me or kenneled. You can teach them "leave it" and redirect until you're blue in the face but it does no good if you're not right there to correct.

My rule, any dog under a year is NEVER left unattended unless crated.

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1>>>> my new favorite word "agree-ish".

2>>>> the crate takes care of all the "stages".
the crate is a real "stage buster". lol.

here are the stages:

>>> lack of training stage.
>>> i don't watch my pup stage.
>>> lack of consistency stage.
>>>> blame the pup stage.
1>>>> I >>>> "agree"-ish.<<<<


However, puppies go through stages for sure. And later months can turn very rebellious.

Even with the best of training I've never had a 100% reliable 6 month old puppy. If im in a certain room or outside my puppy is with me or kenneled. You can teach them "leave it" and redirect until you're blue in the face but it does no good if you're not right there to correct.

2>>>> My rule, any dog under a year is NEVER left unattended unless crated.

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Well then please tell me your secrets for a perfectly behaved 6 month old pup that has free roam of the house and doesnt destroy anything

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Nobody can say that they have a well behaved dog at 6 months. It isnt due to lack of training, or that I leave her unattended. A pup will eventually go through a stage in their life that will be rebellious. Just like a kid, there is a time when your child starts to missbehave. For instance, people always say a child goes throught that stage at two. So no, you cannot tell me you have a well bahved dog at 6 months of age. Regardless of the training, at 6 months of age a dog is still considered a baby.
 

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the secret to a well behaved 6 month old pup is watching the pup closely
and when you can't watch the pup closely crate the pup.
Ok I apologize then. I thought you were putting down my use of a crate to "solve all problems"

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