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Adolescent Puppy Information


You’ve made it to puppy adolescence with your furry friend! Keep up the great work with continued positive experiences and explorations with your pup! Below are some ideas on how to continue socializing your puppy.
Also included below are some wonderful links to help you on your journey with information on adolescent fear periods, confidence building, and training. Please send an email or give us a call if you have any questions or would like more information. Keep scrolling down to find out more about Left Hand Animal Hospital Happy Visits. We’d love to help!

Kindly, The LHAH Team

Left Hand Animal Hospital Happy Visits:

Happy visits are a great way to help pets associate vet visits with fun! It’s an opportunity to bring your furry friend into our office to be loved on by our staff and rewarded with treats! No poking, nail trims, or vaccines at these visits. It’s all about positive experiences, toys and tasty treats. These scheduled appointments last about 10-20 minutes and are with one of our fabulous technicians or team members. Our goal is to help your pet enjoy coming to the vet. Here’s some more helpful reading…

How to Make Vet Visits (Almost) Stress-Free for Your Dog

If you’re noticing your pup has become more worried as they’ve reached adolescence, here are some really helpful articles on puppy/adolescent fear periods. What is it, when is it, and what does it look like?

Puppy Fear Periods: Why Is My Puppy Suddenly Afraid? – American Kennel Club

Fear Periods in Dogs: A Survival Guide – Peach on a Leash

10 Ways to Build Confidence in Shy and Fearful Dogs – Veterinary Partner

Puppy Adolescence – How to get through the teenage years

Angst with your adolescent dog. How to increase the odds that you and your dog survive the trying teenage times

Trainers and Class recommendations:

Caring Behavior dog training with Amelia Weiber


Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt,MLA, CDBC, CPDT

The Cautious Canine-How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia B. McConnell