ah ha, here we go..... teenage dog suddenly.
Pohm is a 9 month old rottie x dogue de bordeaux. Very people dog. Very obedient till 2 weeks ago.
Firstly, we noticed her taking a shot at the title with our GSD (failing miserably of course, but was insessant in her attempts to best him/get his food etc.
then last week, she started to 'guard' so will now bark at people going past. But she is in an enclosure so cant get to the back fence.
this week, she's taken to not coming when called, but when she's good n ready.
So i have been thinking. As most dogs go through this stage, i have previously handled this with increasing obedience work. Drilling almost. Lots and lots of repetitious/reward training.
We have recently moved house, this may be contributing to behaviour change, it might not be development of teen?
She is left on her own during day for 6 hrs with Bernie the GSD. They rumpus play together a lot. Have plenty to occupy themselves with on the property. Loads of space. Then she's walked/trained in morning, and swims in evening. so not under exercised in any way.
How have others handled this particular phase of puppy development? when your beautifully obedient dog starts going apparently deaf when you call it grrrr
bernie would also like a bit of peace too i reckon. He's taken to putting her in her place when she's going on and on at him. Which she then cries and whines and sucks up to him, but the moment he allows her to lick his face, she then wants to rough and tumble again.
We leant her to my son, who had some bad news last weekend. So i dropped her off fri to sun. she is a very cuddly dog, and gives a lot of love n cuddles. When i popped around on sunday, i noticed she was on the sofa! sleeping on the furntiure, had slept in his bed. And has been jumping up since her return. that is now sorted. She's still jumping, but does not make contact. Perhaps, on reflection, allowing her to live somewhere lenient for 3 days was not the way to go right now. But needs must. she did a excellent job of getting my son off his sulking butt, and walking her.