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    Newa LustiNewa Lusti
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    Hi everyone
    I would like to bring up a new topic to this growing community. Timur is now 8 months old and in his puberty for a while. He loves other dogs and likes to play with them. Ever since he was little he tries to dominate other dogs when he realizes that the other one is a shy dog. I know that the climbing on the back of the other dog is a typical puberty issue and I always forbid that kind of behavior. I read in a dog guidebook that castration isn’t the best solution, because it can easily happen, that your dog still does that. The guidebook says, that one has to educate his/ her dog not to do that. I want to ask you what you do/ did when your dog does/ did that.
    I am looking forward to your advices!

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    Chantele & Ross BartlettChantele & Ross Bartlett
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    Hi Newa and Timur,

    puberty can be such a challenging stage in a dogs life but it is always important to remain calm and not get upset with your dog.  Castration we believe doesn’t really help in any way, it’s a myth when people say it will calm your dog down, sometimes it can make the situation worse. We’ve been quite lucky and haven’t had any dominant dogs through the years but my advice would to be calm and assertive, set rules, limitations and boundaries. I’ve read it’s all about Timur realising that your the pack leader and not him. Hope this helps in any way 🙂

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