Handling Challenging Behavior from Disobedient Dogs and Puppies

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With some training your puppy should respond to her name and basic commands such as “sit” and “down”. However, as hormonal changes occur, she may seem to rebel and forget recently developed obedience skills. If you notice her becoming a disobedient dog:

  • Do not teach any new commands.
  • Remain calm and patient, simply reinforcing commands she has learned.
  • Be consistent and firmly but gently reinforce the boundaries set.
  • Be prepared to ignore your puppy for a short period until she behaves.
  • Do not attempt to teach new commands or routines.
  • Consider spaying/neutering to minimize aggressive behavior, marking and the risk of pregnancy.