Zen Dog's Dunbar-Southlands Teenage Dog Training

Decode your Teenage Tyrant - in Dunbar-Southlands.

Just when you’ve finally got the hang of the puppy phase in Dunbar-Southlands, thinking you can breathe easy with the nibbling, potty accidents, and daily drill all sorted…bam! You’re hit with the teenage years.

The Adolescent Dog

Suddenly, your once-angelic fur baby morphs into a lanky creature that seems to have forgotten every rule! Your mornings might now start with unexpected excitement or a bit of sass instead of peaceful walks. That solid recall you bragged about? It’s turned into a spirited game of tag. All the brilliant training you’ve poured your heart into is now met with a gaze as vacant as a ghost town.

Yes, welcome to the doggie teen years.

The truth is, while most of us brace ourselves for puppyhood with its sleepless nights, carpet mishaps, and the odd sacrificed shoe to those needle-like teeth, very few are mentally prepped for the whirlwind that is adolescence. This phase, kicking off around the 6 to 8-month mark and stretching till about 2 or 3 years depending on the breed, often catches folks off guard.

What The Adolescent Dog’s Training Needs Look Like

Adolescence can be the breeding ground for behaviors that stick around for life, unfortunately making this the period when many young dogs find themselves in shelters. The training that worked wonders for the puppy and will eventually suit the adult doesn’t quite fit the teenage terror, who’s stuck in a limbo between hormonal upheaval and social finesse.

At Zen Dog Canine Training in Dunbar-Southlands, we’ve tailored a class specifically for these teenage rebels. Our program zeroes in on the typical antics seen at this age, tackling issues like independence, impulse control, and fluctuating focus levels. These youngsters are also navigating fear phases and learning to assess risks, all while needing a boatload of sleep.

Dunbar-Southlands Teenage Tyrant Dog Training Class

Zen Dog Canine Training’s “Teenage Tyrants” is a bespoke course aimed at smoothing out the bumps of this turbulent time. Unlike your average Dunbar-Southlands dog training sessions, our private course reassures you that this rollercoaster will indeed come to a stop, revealing your mature dog in all their glory. “Teenage Tyrants” will keep your training on track, ensuring these temporary tantrums don’t become permanent traits. You might even grow to appreciate this phase as you watch your adult dog start to shine through.

In “Teenage Tyrants,” your journey begins with a Zoom session where we’ll craft better management strategies, hone in on impulse control, and spice up your training regimen with games and choice-driven learning. Following this, we’ll have two in-person lessons focusing on wherever you’re finding the most trouble, be it navigating distractions outdoors or fostering better behavior indoors.

What Zen Dog Canine Training Will Provide

We’ll guide you on giving your teen the freedom they crave without compromising on safety. We’ll show you how to teach them to make smart choices, relax when needed, and build confidence through body awareness exercises.

“Teenage Tyrants” is customized to your dog’s unique needs, ensuring you stay the course, even when the going gets rough. And we’re always here to lend an ear; sometimes, a simple chat can work wonders. As part of our dedication, we offer ongoing support via phone and email throughout the course. Plus, extra lessons are always an option if you need them.

Zen Dog Canine Training breaks away from the traditional in “Teenage Tyrants,” focusing instead on forging that all-important bond between you and your dog.