Tawzer Dog | Terrible Teens - Canine Adolescence 6 months to 2 1/2 Years

Terrible Teens - Canine Adolescence 6 months to 2 1/2 Years

Video Description:

This is the most comprehensive presentation on dealing with adolescent dogs age 6 months to 2 ½ years. Trish includes as part of the lecture presentation, high quality video footage shot as demo footage to compliment the slides and lecture. She also incorporates live case study consultations, problem solving and dog demos.

Many people acquire their dogs when they're adolescents ... or they think they don't have to train them until they're older .... or they think they remember how to train them themselves! This session is about those dogs the untrained, overly-excitable, bullying, suspicious, fearful, or shy adolescent and how to help owners teach them to be compliant, happy companions.

This seminar concentrates on practical tips -improving management, developing a relationship, handling techniques and deciding which exercises might be most appropriate for those teenage dogs. Most people hire trainers or get into class because they have an adolescent. The majority of the dogs surrendered to shelters are adolescent because they are too hard to handle; too energetic; too rough or un-trainable. The seminar is broken down for easy understanding of a particular issue


  • Surrendered dogs (problems for concern)
  • Nature is very powerful (inherited tendencies)
  • Friendly and Social Puppies (be able to recognize)
  • Feral Puppies (overly assertive)
  • Guardians and understanding their role
  • Adolescents without guidance
  • Prevention of adolescent problems
  • Developing dependency
  • Exercise for the adolescent
  • Training games
  • Practical long term advice
  • Intolerant Puppies
  • Adolescence a time of change
  • Different breed types
  • Function of roles in adolescent behavior
  • Males/females and roles
  • Aggression begins in adolescence
  • Socializing the adolescent
  • Establishing a relationship
  • Impulse control exercises
  • Dog parks (be careful)

Presentation by: Trish King CPDT-KA, CDBC

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Presenter Bio:

Trish King established the Canine Behavior Academy at the Marin Humane Society for new or interested trainers, which covers dog handling, evaluating, learning theory, training techniques and solving problems, as well as teaching people.  Several hundred people have attended both levels of the Academy.  Trish has taught and continues to teach workshops and seminars on behavior, canine management, temperament assessment, and handling difficult dogs. Trish King’s speaking engagements have included numerous conferences presented by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Humane Society of the United States, and the American Humane Association, as well as California Animal Care Conferences, private training groups, webinars and teleconferences. She has also written a critically acclaimed book for dog owners, Parenting Your Dog (TFH Publications), as well as numerous articles about dog and cat behavior for local  and national newspapers and magazines. 

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This video qualifies for 6.5 trainer CEUs