My 8-month-old puppy, Fenton, is currently going through the charming adolescent stage where suddenly the rules don't apply to him & he's worked out that I'm not the centre of the universe (ouch!). I think there's also a bit of a fear period going on too, because when he'd normally give anything a red-hot go (like jumping on the ute before I have a chance to lift him up), now he's holding back a bit. He's still sweet & loves his cuddles of course, but he's discovering that he's a boy & testing the limits of my patience!
Diana is an Exhibitor & Registered Breeder of Australian Shepherds in the Eastern Wheatbelt of Western Australia. She is married to a farmer and owned by 3 loving Aussies.