Adolescent Angst!

Your Challenge

Your adorable puppy who never put a paw wrong seems to have disappeared and you’re left with a dog that lurches from as sweet as pie to a horrible maniac in the blink of an eye. You had thought that you had successfully trained your puppy and he was the star of training class only now you wonder whether someone has swapped your dog when you weren’t looking. He appears to have forgotten everything and you’re exasperated by the backslide just when you thought you were making progress.

The Solution

Specific, specialised, course to help you navigate what can be a difficult period for both you and your dog. Activities designed for teenage brains and bodies to support development through this stage.

Teenagers! – Who’d have ’em?

You loved your beautiful, perfect puppy so much but now you’re wondering if you made a horrible mistake. Everything you spent so long teaching seems to have fallen out of his  head.

The adolescent period is difficult for your dog and everyone around them. Teenage bodies are growing fast and they may need help learning how to use them all over again. Not to mention teenage brains! There’s a lot going on there which requires patience (oh, so much patience……) but specific activities can help support their development at this time.

This is not the age to allow them to practise “wildness” – what they learn now will stick. This course will help you make adjustments to avoid lifelong mistakes that you will have to live with.

It is possible to survive this period and come out the other side with your relationship with your dog intact and a dog that is a joy to be around. This course will help you do just that.


Focused on development

This isn’t the class to teach your adolescent canine specific behaviours (see our Behave! courses for that). This course is designed support your dog’s development with activities to help teach body awareness, impulse control, focus and more. Each week has a new concept to introduce to your teenager.


Small classes, professional tuition

Qualified, experienced instruction makes all the difference. You can be confident that with no more than 4 in a class you’ll get the individual attention that you need to reach your goals.

Woman and dog enjoying a loose lead walk together through the woods
Woman and dog enjoying a loose lead walk together through the woods

Online access

Sometimes you need a reminder of what you’re supposed to be doing. I’ve got you covered with online access to comprehensive, printable notes and demo videos to recap each class.


Hands-off, dog-friendly methods

I only employ and teach dog-friendly methods, no yanking or shouting here. Learn how to use food, toys, play and praise as effective reinforcement and rewards – no bribery!

Sign up for Adolescent Angst! now

Designed specifically with dogs aged 6months – 2years in mind, but any age will benefit

£100 for 6 week course, held at North Hall, Loxwood

Upcoming start dates:

26 Sept – 7 Nov (no class on 17 Oct), 7.30-8.20pm

North Hall