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Win 4 copies of How to Love & Survive your Teenage Dog Book

In her brand new book How to Love and Survive Your Teenage DogDelta Institute qualified dog trainer Barbara Hodel shows how you can successfully cope through this challenging life stage, improve your relationship with your teen dog, keep your sanity and even have some fun!

Contrary to puppy training, there is little information on teenage dog behaviour and training, says Barbara, who is also president of the Pet Professional Guild of Australia (PPGA).

It is normal to sometimes feel despondent or disappointed because we thought we did everything right when they were puppies and now nothing seems to be working. 
The challenges of the teenage phase are real and can put out relationship with our dog at risk. But it does not have to be like this! 

Maddie, a rescue German Shorthaired Pointer loves training with her owner Barry Young

Barbara’s book is a complete guide to your teenage dog, covering everything from brain development, emotions, best practice training and training tips on how to do it. 

This book covers:

✔️ an understanding of the unique challenges you and your teenage dog face 
✔️ why and how your relationship matters in the training process 
✔️ the role of anthropomorphism and consideration of dog emotions and minds 
✔️ the benefits of positive reinforcement 
✔️ the importance of lifelong socialisation 
✔️ how to keep yours and your dog’s sanity despite some common setbacks and promoting the value of calmness. 
You can – and should – enjoy your teenage dog despite the difficult behaviours they show. The reward is a happy and well-adjusted friend for life!

** Win 1 of 4 copies of ''How to Love & Survive Your Teenage Dog" Book **
Total Prize Pool: $116.00


1) Like our post (14/08/2020) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "what is the funniest or most challenging incident you've experienced with your teenage dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.

You can visit Barbara's website at

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Barbara Hodel relaxes with her German Shorthaired Pointers, Shellbe & Chillax


1. This Competition opened on Friday 14th August 2020 (4pm) and closed on Saturday 22nd August 2020 (midnight). Open to Australian residents only. 

Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize directly from the Publisher.
Congratulations to our 4 winners: S.J. Colhoun, K. Craig, K. Anstee, S. Brown (Facebook).
2. To Enter, Like our post (14/08/2020) + Tell us "what is the funniest or most challenging incident you've experienced with a teenage dog?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.

5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
6. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

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