Most teenagers undergoing puberty or adolescence are difficult to communicate and deal with. Just like doggo, once they are on that stage, they also become difficult.
– Adolescent dogs are reportedly like human teenagers.
– A new study found that dogs in this age group are more likely to disregard or disobey their humans.
– Dog owners must understand this phase of doggos because…
Dog owner Virginia Morell shared that when their dog, a Scottish collie, reached adolescence, she no longer obeyed their commands. Their vet said the dog owners should not worry because she is a teenager and “She’ll grow out of it.” Recently, the vet’s statement was backed up by a study. Lucy Asher, a behavioral ethologist at Newcastle University and lead author of the study, said that dog owners should not beat themselves up when puppies reach adolescence because during this time, they tend to really disregard and disobey their owners.
Dog owners must understand this because during this time, many dog owners either ignore their dogs, punish them, or even send them away. Per the study, this age group of doggos are most likely to end up in shelters in the United States.
Read the full informative study from the story of Virginia Morell at – https://www.sciencemag.org/