Is the “terrible twos” a thing in puppies? If so I think Charlie is in the middle of it! He is 19 weeks, which I think would make him toddler age, although I’ve read he can start puberty from around 6 months, so maybe that is a bit off?! Is he actually more like a teenager?
The past few days he has really been playing up. Jumping, pulling at my trousers, grabbing things he isn’t allowed and running off… When we take him out to the garden he grabs stones and branches and doesn’t let go, he also doesn’t let us anywhere near him. On walks he grabs twigs all the time and is chewing them and running with them, which I know is really bad for him but I don’t know how to stop him. This morning he even stuffed his face right in some horse poo and was eating it!
He is definitely testing his boundaries. On our walks in the woods he is going a bit further away from me than he used to, I swear he has a defiant look on his face too!
Is this normal? Is it a stage and something he will grow out of?! Or is there something I should be doing with his training that I might be missing? If anyone has any tips or advice I’d really appreciate it!