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Canine Adolescence can be a Trying Time for Dog Parents

If you find yourself with a 6-18 month old puppy who seems to be regressing in housebreaking and behavior, it’s not your imagination. Did you know that dogs are “teenagers” for a period of time, just like humans? During this time, depending on breed, (larger breeds tend to have longer and later periods of adolescence), you might find your previously well-behaved pet exhibiting frustrating behaviors like chewing inappropriate items, eliminating indoors, and digging. Adolescent dogs are the age group most