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At 10months

your canine companion is considering himself independent, a teenager looking for adventure, seeking to explore his environment, especially if he is not de-sexed.


Some breeds may be almost fully grown, others have a way to go.

His place in the pack should be well established at ten months. You are the one to provide structure and direction for him to follow. Your firm and fair set of dog rules should be in place.

He should be ready for more learning, whether it’s our Basic Obedience Course or our next level Control Class, or our Agility training program, the decision is entirely up to you.

Mental stimulation through training and exercise will assist in channeling his energy into positive outcomes. Tired, satisfied dogs.............sleep!

Assist your dog through this sometimes challenging period and you’ll be rewarded with a happy well adjusted family member, proud to be a part of the local community.

Ten months is generally the time when a number of people will surrender their dog, they feel there is no hope for the dog, or they feel they have failed.

Don’t wait until your dog has reached this stage to join our Basic Obedience Course, its there that we can work through any negative behaviours.

As your dog matures, behaviour changes can manifest:-

     He may feel it’s his right to

     Barge through the doorway first

     Eat his meal, without permission

     Hop onto the couch when he feels the urge

     Jump up on every house guest

     Chase and jump on the kids

     Pounce on the cat

     Challenge your authority.

You MUST be the pack leader, your dog can NEVER take up this position, ever.

Around this stage of development, he may go into another chewing phase. This is the result of his molars moving into his jawline. Ice cubes in the water bowl, pine cones for chewing-these are great boredom busters, frozen kongs work well.

 Think Abouts:-

Return back to your basic commands of, sit, stay, drop and come, practice as often as possible, especially on your walk.

Don’t allow frustration, or anger to creep into your training program, your dog wants you thinking clear and giving firm fair instruction

Reinforce your dog house rules.

Have a doggy dictionary on your fridge, with the commands and hand signals. This way every house member is on the same page.

If your training is not going to plan, think about a less disruptive environment. Being consistent and in control, whether at home or on your walk will have you and him surviving this developmental stage.

Physical boundaries, (jumping, barging past) and behavioural boundaries, ( lunging forward, lip curl walking in front ) may be tested at this stage.

Off leash dog parks should be off limits, as, just one, negative encounter at this stage can set him back for a l o n g time.

Consistency in your daily training will see positive results.

Your morning walk would be a good place to start



Dogs want to engage and be a part of the family. Praise and positive reinforcement for good behaviour, not only encourages loyalty and obedience,  along with the willingness to cooperate.


written by Lee Hettiger

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