The rebellious teenager stage

Reforming The Rebel

Pulling on the lead


From rebel to saint

If your dog is between 6 months and 2 years of age, then you may have found that they’ve developed a somewhat rebellious streak! If your dog has suddenly decided;

  • Coming back when called is a bad idea
  • Barking is a lot of fun
  • New things are scary and to be avoided
  • Pulling on the lead gets them where they want to be fast
  • Biting, nipping and chewing aren’t just for puppies

Your dog’s not broken, you’ve simply entered the teenage phase. Teenage dogs are not so different from human teenagers. Their hormones are surging, their desire to push boundaries and explore is flourishing and their ability to listen has taken a nosedive. The good news is that with the right approach, your teenage dog can tame their unruly behaviour and be reformed into an upstanding civilised member of society!



If it’s not fun, I’m not doing it!

Through the power of play, we harness your dog’s desire to learn… and your desire to train!

Let’s be honest, we all put things off that aren’t much fun, in favour of choosing something more appealing. If you find dog training a chore then you’ll put it on the back burner and nothing will get any better.

The same goes for your dog! If it’s fun to listen to you and choose to engage with you over something else, they’ll be gung-ho and ready to enthusiastically do as they’re asked.

Play is a powerful way to learn, so we use games to harness your dog’s natural desire to learn new skills.

When it's no fun


Won’t my dog just grow out of it?

Unfortunately not. Practice makes perfect and if you leave your dog’s troublesome behaviours untackled, they’ll only become deeply entrenched.

Every time your dog practises ignoring you when you call them, pulling on the lead or jumping all over people, they become experts at those bad habits!

The longer a tricky behaviour is ignored, the harder it is to repair. That’s not to say you won’t be able to change it, just that it’ll take a lot more patience, effort and hard graft on your part to undo it.

Let’s get on top of it now and turn it around, so you can take the easy route to a happy life together!


We are Game Changers

Training can be fun and relationship building, with cleverly designed games we teach dogs to think and make good choices, and we encourage them to work with you.


Empowering owners and dogs alike!

The most rewarding part of being a dog trainer is providing people with the tools that will make a difference during life’s rougher spots. When that happens, it’s a big win for everyone.

Our passion tends to be contagious. Once dog owners understand that what we’re doing is more than just training, it becomes their passion too! We’ve seen amazing progress with the dogs we have worked with, and seen owners’ outlooks change, too: and the result is a relationship that gets stronger and stronger with every session.

A refreshing approach on dog training with Allsorts Dog Training