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    Bristol is now ten months and it is nice to see him start to calm down a bit.

    However around the eight month mark, he seemed to have resorted back to some really annoying puppy behaviours we thought he had grown out of. Examples:

    1. He has been mouthing and nipping quite a bit all of a sudden. We thought he had grown out of this as there were a couple months that he completely stopped mouthing that I thought we finally had this under control. Well... it's back....

    2. When he was a pup, everytime we were on a walk and were starting to get close to home, he would all of a sudden turn on us and starting jumping and biting at the leash and pulling the leash away from us. It was like he was throwing a fit because he didn't want to go home. Well that had also stopped for a couple months, and now he does it again. At least with this one, I can tell him to stop and he mostly will, but he'll keep trying to see if I changed my mind haha.


    Did anyone else's pup seem to resort back to some annoying puppy behaviours later in life that you thought he had grown out of? Is this normal? Or why do you think he is all of a sudden acting like this again?

    I thought we survived puppyhood and it's back!

    The many faces of Bristol.

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    No advice but your pics crack me up!!

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    Haha thanks. He's not so great at portrait taking

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    Ugh, Mandy I so feel your pain. At around 5 months, Malone started doin the same! ! Drove me NUTS! IN fact those 2 things are my pet peeves with him!

    I really suspect that when our pup gets overtired- that's when he starts to pull on the leash, bite jump around and act crazy. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe maybe that's why Bristol is doing this near home time - cuz he's hitting a wall? No idea.

    Anyways, no real advice, just letting you know you're NOT alone!:P


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    Yup, Gracie still at age 2 resorts back to naughty puppy behavior....just go back to the familiar corrections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestGirl View Post
    No advice but your pics crack me up!!
    I was thinking the same thing - everytime I see your siggy pic, I can't help by giggle. The facial expressions are priceless -- he looks like such a character!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkeizer View Post
    I was thinking the same thing - everytime I see your siggy pic, I can't help by giggle. The facial expressions are priceless -- he looks like such a character!
    haha well he certainly doesn't lack a personality to say the least! But don't be charmed by those cute facial expressions..... there's a whole lot that comes with those if you know what I mean....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BristolsMommy View Post
    2. When he was a pup, everytime we were on a walk and were starting to get close to home, he would all of a sudden turn on us and starting jumping and biting at the leash and pulling the leash away from us. It was like he was throwing a fit because he didn't want to go home. Well that had also stopped for a couple months, and now he does it again. At least with this one, I can tell him to stop and he mostly will, but he'll keep trying to see if I changed my mind haha.
    Saba used to do that a lot. As if to say: Hey mom, I'm not ready to go home yet! Sometimes the little bugger would lie down on the ground turning around the other way, and there was no way I'd be able to make him move. He's pretty stuborn (but all in all a super good dog). So what I did, which is probably NOT the best idea, but everytime we came home from a walk nicely, he'd get a little treat. And I mean tiny little piece of carrot or apple or dog treat. Yup, I bribed him. It worked. I no longer do that obviously since he's 5, but he's got my mom wrapped around his little paw and when she walks him he still comes home, goes to sit right on his bed and waits. and waits. And she rewards him because "he's just such a good boy". Ugh. Grandmas...

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