Adolescent Dog Class

Online Adolescent Dog Training

Guiding Your Teenage Pup: Personalized Online Training for Adolescent Dogs

During the adolescence period in dogs, there are various physical and emotional changes that take place as they transition from puppies to adults. These changes are a result of hormonal fluctuations, growth, and the maturation of various body systems & can impact their behavior. It’s a time when many dogs experience a temporary increase in certain behaviors that might be challenging for their owners.

While this phase can be challenging, it’s also a crucial time for continued training, socialization, and positive reinforcement. Consistency, patience, and positive training techniques are key to managing and guiding your dog through this period.The Adolescent Dog Online Course helps you address just that.

When Is Online Adolescent Dog Training Needed?

Behavior changes in dogs during adolescence can be quite diverse and are a result of the combination of physical, hormonal, and neurological development. While not all dogs will experience the same changes, here are some common behavior changes that might occur during the adolescent period:

  1. Selective Hearing: Dogs may seem to have “selective hearing.” This is often due to distractions and a heightened interest in exploring their environment.
  2. Increased Independence: Adolescents tend to become more independent. They might be less interested in constant attention and cuddling and more focused on exploring and doing things on their own.
  3. Playfulness and Energy Bursts: Adolescents often have bursts of energy and playfulness. They might engage in exuberant play, sometimes getting overly excited or even displaying rough play behaviors.
  4. Impulsivity: Adolescents can become more impulsive, which might result in behaviors like jumping, nipping, or stealing items they’re not supposed to have.
  5. Social Behavior Changes: Dogs might experience shifts in their social interactions. Some become more interested in playing with other dogs, while others might show less patience with dogs – bark & lunge.
  6. Fear and Anxiety: Some dogs may develop new fears or anxieties during adolescence. This could be triggered by changes in their environment or past experiences.
  7. Mood Swings: Hormonal changes can lead to mood swings, causing some dogs to be more reactive or easily agitated.
  8. Regression in Learning: Dogs that were previously well-responsive might seem to forget their training during adolescence. Consistency in training and patience is important during this phase.
  9. Increased Vocalization: Some dogs might become more vocal during adolescence, either in the form of barking, howling, or whining.

It’s important to note that the intensity and duration of these behavior changes can vary widely from one dog to another. Positive reinforcement training techniques, continued socialization, and maintaining routines are crucial during this period to help guide your dog through these changes. Consistency and patience on the part of the owner are key to successfully navigating the challenges of dog adolescence. If you’re having difficulty managing your dog’s behavior changes, WE CAN HELP!!

How Our Online Course Can Help You and Your Adolescent Dog

Navigating the tumultuous teenage phase of your dog’s life doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Our specialized Online Adolescent Dog Training course is designed with the unique challenges of this stage in mind. Here’s how our course can be the guiding light for you and your adolescent dog:

Expert Guidance

Our experienced trainers understand the intricacies of adolescent behavior. They’ll provide you with the knowledge and strategies to effectively manage common teenage dog challenges.

Customized Solutions

Our course recognizes that Every dog is different. We offer personalized solutions to address your specific dog’s needs, ensuring a tailored approach to training.

Building a Stronger Bond

Adolescence is an opportunity to deepen your bond with your dog. Our course focuses on correcting behaviors and strengthening your relationship with your furry companion.

Practical Techniques

We believe in equipping you with practical tools that work in real-life scenarios. From leash reactivity to boundary challenges, we’ll show you techniques that yield positive results.

Convenience and Flexibility

Our online format lets you learn quickly, fitting training into your schedule. No need to rush or attend in-person classes; we bring the training to you.

Continuous Support

Our course includes ongoing support to ensure you’re never alone. Whether you have questions or need advice, our instructors are here to assist.

Transforming Adolescents into Well-Behaved Adults

By addressing and correcting behaviors during adolescence, you’re setting the foundation for a well-behaved adult dog. Our course helps you lay the groundwork for a future filled with harmony and companionship.

Don’t let the challenges of adolescence strain your relationship with your dog. Enroll in our Online Adolescent Dog Training course, and together, we’ll navigate this exciting phase with confidence and positivity. Unleash the full potential of your adolescent dog and forge a bond that lasts a lifetime!

Course Content Overview

This comprehensive course covers crucial topics for successfully navigating your dog’s adolescent phase, building a stronger bond, and equipping you and your pup with valuable skills for a harmonious life together.

Week 1 – Understanding

In this foundational week, we delve into understanding adolescence in dogs, how they learn, and the concept of trigger stacking. You’ll gain insights into managing chewing behaviors, fostering appropriate play, and breaking up any concerning play behaviors. We explore touch sensitivity, the importance of scent, and establishing routines to create a positive foundation for new behaviors.

Week 2 – Set Up For Success

Get ready to set your pup up for success! We help you discover what motivates your dog beyond the traditional food bowl, transforming mealtime into an enriching experience. Become an epic pet parent by identifying your dog’s outlets, lowering arousal levels, and mastering the art of positive interrupters. We cover treat delivery techniques, understanding dog toys, and the crucial management concept.

Week 3 – Building Your Relationship

Strengthen your bond with your pup through tricks, luring techniques, and creative exercises. We introduce exciting tricks like spins, twists, and the Crazy 8s while building a trick routine and playing engaging games like Hide and Seek. Explore Sniffari Adventures, a treasure bag journey, and even bond over creative canine cuisine. Hand feeding and positive interactions become a way to enhance your connection.

Week 4 – Building Confidence

Confidence-building is key during adolescence. We introduce shaping behaviors, address sound sensitivities, and engage in body awareness activities like Cavalettis. You’ll learn how to handle collar and harness grabs, navigate obstacle courses, and teach essential commands like paw targeting—scavenger hunt scent work, introducing ramps, car trips, and water exposure safety round out this week.

Week 5 – Building Confidence (Continued)

This week is all about refining your communication with your dog. We dive into marker training, perfecting market timing, and teaching essential cues. You’ll learn how to regain your dog’s attention and manage distractions, ensuring your pup responds reliably even in challenging situations. Walking positions, focus techniques, and recall exercises are the highlights.

Week 6 – Building Calmness

Learn how to manage arousal levels, capture sits, and teach the “Settle” command. We focus on essential manners, such as leaving items alone, developing polite door behavior, and mastering safe stair manners. You’ll enjoy bonding over picnics and honing figure 8 walking skills, all while ensuring your pup learns to remain calm and well-behaved.

Week 7 – Core Skills

In this week, we delve into core skills that every well-behaved dog should have: master recall, hand target recall, release cues, and walking etiquette. You’ll practice the “stop-start” game, perfect the “around to position” command and reinforce attention checks even amidst distractions. Learn how to teach your pup to catch, fetch, and drop items reliably.

Week 8 – Teaching Alternative Behaviors

Address common behavioral challenges like counter surfing, jumping up, and teaching your dog to settle during your workout sessions. We introduce cues like “Go to Spot” and “Go to Your Bed” and practice the ping pong recall. These alternative behaviors replace unwanted habits, creating a harmonious environment at home.

Week 9 – Advance Your Skills

Take your training to the next level by handling distractions in duration and distance, mastering reward placement, and improving default hand positions. Learn advanced recall techniques, practice changing walking paces, and even walk backward. These skills will solidify your dog’s responsiveness in various scenarios.

Week 10 – Train in the Real World

It’s time to put your training into real-world scenarios. Engage in urban agility exercises, practice escaping techniques, fade out management, and embrace responsible off-leash park experiences. Teach your dog practical behaviors like recycling items and enjoy the journey of training your adolescent pup to be a confident, well-mannered companion in various environments.

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The adolescent phase of your dog’s life doesn’t need to be stressful. With our experienced trainers and comprehensive Online Adolescent Dog Training course, you can navigate this stage with confidence and positivity. So, what are you waiting for? Join today, and let’s tackle the challenges together!

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Kelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppies (Group Class Client)
“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation for a successful long term relationship with the pup.”
Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy (Group Class Client)