Zen Dog's Downtown Teenage Dog Training

Decode your Teenage Tyrant - in Downtown.

Just as you begin to revel in the calm after the puppy storm, thinking the tempest of teeth and accidents is behind you, and you’ve finally found your stride with routines…bam! The adolescent dog saunters in, turning your world upside down again.

The Adolescent Dog

Suddenly, your cuddly puppy morphs into a lanky, wild-eyed creature! For the first time, you might witness bursts of environmental excitement or unexpected reactivity. Impulse control seems to vanish in thrilling situations, and that reliable recall transforms into a maddening game of tag. All the obedience and manners you’ve painstakingly instilled are now met with a perplexing gaze of indifference.

Yes, welcome to the rollercoaster ride of adolescence!

Honestly, many of us brace ourselves for the puppy phase, anticipating sleep-deprived nights, a few carpet casualties, and perhaps sacrificing a beloved shoe or two to those needle-like teeth. We eagerly enroll in puppy classes and devour the recommended reads. However, few are truly prepared for the whirlwind that sweeps through somewhere between 6 to 18 months, with this turbulent phase extending up to 2 or 3 years in some breeds.

What The Adolescent Dog’s Training Needs Look Like

Adolescence is the prime time for potential lifelong behavioral issues to take root. Tragically, this is also when many young dogs find themselves surrendered to local shelters or breed-specific rescues. The new, challenging behaviors are often viewed as permanent, leaving owners feeling overwhelmed and unprepared. What worked for the puppy and will eventually resonate with the adult dog doesn’t quite fit the bill for the teenage canine stuck in the throes of hormonal and social upheaval.

In Downtown, our lineup of dog training services includes a specially crafted course for your rebellious teen. We recognize the unique behavioral hurdles of this age: a newfound sense of independence, struggles with impulse control, fluctuating attention spans, bouts of fearfulness, and a dodgy risk assessment meter.

They might show a lack of motivation in training sessions and struggle to remain focused on tasks. Plus, they’re in dire need of copious amounts of sleep!

Downtown’s Teenage Tyrant Dog Training Class

Zen Dog Canine Training’s Teenage Tyrants is a bespoke course aiming to smooth over the rough edges of this developmental phase. We equip you with strategies and tools to steer through adolescent antics, ensuring those hair-raising habits don’t become lifelong traits. Unlike typical Downtown dog training programs, our one-on-one approach reassures you that this chaotic chapter will eventually close, giving way to your dog’s social maturity. Teenage Tyrants is here to help you adjust your training sails and stay the course, making this transition not only bearable but enjoyable as you witness the emergence of your well-adjusted adult dog.

Your journey with Teenage Tyrants begins with a Zoom session, where we lay down foundational management tactics, introduce impulse control and focus exercises, revisit your current training regimen, and delve into the power of games and choice-based training for effective learning.

We then bring the training to your doorstep, with subsequent lessons tailored to your most pressing challenges, whether they lie in outdoor distractions or cultivating better manners indoors. Often, these fronts are interconnected.

What Zen Dog Canine Training Will Give You

We guide you in granting your adolescent dog the liberty they crave without compromising on safety. We’ll show you how to navigate the tricky waters of reinforcement, encouraging your dog to make wise decisions that respect their budding independence. We’ll teach your dog to find their zen, relaxing when needed, and building confidence through enhanced body awareness.

Tailoring Teenage Tyrants to your dog’s unique needs, we’re here to support you through the thick and thin of adolescence. We’re not just trainers; we’re your listening ear, ready to talk through and tackle any issue. As part of our commitment, we offer ongoing phone and email support throughout the course, with the option to add more lessons if needed.

Zen Dog Canine Training breaks away from traditional obedience in Teenage Tyrants, focusing instead on fostering that crucial connection between you and your adolescent dog.