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My dog thinks she is Lindsay Lohan

Well, we are officially living with a furry teenager . Violet is now 8 months old and thinks the sun rises and sets on her. She has always been an insatiable flirt and master manipulator, but now she is really testing her boundaries. Can you say, "Lindsay Lohan"? She wants to be the boss. Unfortunately for her, there can only be one Queen Bee in our house and that's me. Last night she growled (no teeth) at my husband when he moved her from his side of the bed. He didn't take it to heart, but I was livid. I scolded her and she skulked away. She has been torturing Stella, chewing things, ignoring commands, etc. So, today I took a bone from her and she gave me a bit of a growl. Well, needless to say that bone was mine and she had to sit quietly while Stella enjoyed her own bone. It seems we are going to go back to basics until she straightens up.

I remember we went through a little of this with Stella at just about the same age, but I consistently reminded her that she was at the bottom of the food chain in our house, and everything worked out. In fact, now Stella is one of the easiest dogs I've ever had. I'm hoping Violet responds as well, but my gut tells me she will be a bit more challenging.

Just look at her expression in this picture. She's really full of herself right now!!!
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Good work Heather. But how can you not love those faces?




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Oh my Gosh. She is so cute I could eat her up. That's half the problem!
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Hahaha.. judging by the titel of the thread, I thoght you had a picture of Violet exposing herself while getting out of a limo... lol
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I am cracking up!!! That is a very funny visual !!!!!
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In my little puppy book, it says 7 months starts the teenage period. I haven't had too rough of a time with Dash yet and I hope he is going to skip the naughty period!

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I think (generally speaking) the worst of it comes between 6 to 18 months, which is a long time when you're in the throws of it. Stella was over it in about 6 weeks. I also think that the dog's general temperament plays a big part. Hopefully you'll get lucky and Dash will miss it all together!
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Aww but she's so cute!

I remember when Kubrick went through that phase at around 7.5 months. He thought he was Lord of the Manor and all of us minions should do his bidding. It lasted about 2-3 weeks and we nipped it in the butt. I'm SO glad we're over that. I was really getting sick of telling him to sit, have him look me square in the eye and then walk away. I was ready to wring his little neck. LOL. Anyway, as you said before, it will pass. Just make sure to hold your ground!


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Aww... aren't they the cutest little girls!
We really don't get to see enough pictures of them!
You need to post LOTS!!
I'm dreading the "teen stage" I have a 13 yr old son and so I'm going to have two boys asserting themselves at about the same time.

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My son is turning 13 next month and he's a piece of cake...... so far. Here are some more pics from the beach this summer. Check out my "I'm-not-a-dog-person" husband walking Violet. And to think she had the nerve to growl at him!!!
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