Thriving through adolescence

Teenage Terrors

Purpose designed class to allow you to thrive through adolescence not just survive.



Delivered once a week in person at Northchapel Hall


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About Teenage Terrors

Why Teenage Terrors?

Adolescence is a funny stage. It starts earlier than many people think, about 5 months, and can go on far longer than anyone wants to admit, until about 2 years. 

Teenage dogs still have a lot of growing to do, physically but mentally and emotionally too. 

They may have some physical discomfort from all the growing, but also mental and emotional discomfort from all the surges in hormones and their rapid brain development. 

And while they are having a hard time. So are you. 

While they are busy experimenting with what it means to be an adult dog, your tolerance for their shenanigans is reaching its limit.

All their annoying behaviours were cute when they were tiny, but it’s lost its appeal now they are bigger. And why the hell are they still acting like a twonk when they are definitely adult sized and over a year old?!

If they hit adolescence early or you didn’t get them until they were older you might not have had the chance to build a good bond during their puppyhood. That makes it  hard to forgive and find that all important patience when they push your buttons. 

And yet. 

Their moments of brilliance are enough to keep you hooked. You can see what they could be. If only you can refrain from killing them first. 

The teenage stage is perhaps my most favourite stage of development. And that’s why I designed this course to help you see what I do when faced with a crazy teenage terror. 

Because amongst all that energy and ridiculousness is a zest for life that is hard to beat. It needs channeling and careful nurturing, not squishing. And if you can navigate though the stormy waters you’ll be blessed with a deep connection for the rest of your days together. 


What You’ll Get

Learn to thrive, not just survive

We can do better than just holding on until this developmental stage is over. 

Adolescence can be a gift if you’re willing to set aside your goals for now and take the time to really learn about your dog. 

Small classes

No more than 4 in a class along with professional, experienced tuition means you can be confident you’ll get plenty of individual attention.

dog & Human friendly methods

Only modern dog (and people) friendly methods, no yanking or shouting here.

Learn to use food, toys, praise and other rewards as effective reinforcement. No bribery!

Extra content

Need a reminder of what you’re supposed to be doing? I’ve got you covered with an online academy where you’ll have access to printable notes and videos to recap each class.

Extra feedback

Get extra coaching between classes by sending in videos of your training. Learn what’s working, what’s not, and how to progress with specific, personal feedback just for you and your dog.


Deep connection

This course isn’t about specific skills or behaviours. It’s about building your bond and connection together that will last a lifetime.

Sign up for teenage terrors

Suitable for dogs between 5 months and 2 years.

If your dog is older, get in touch because it still may be suitable for you.

Tuesdays 6.30pm, Northchapel Hall

£149 per 6 week course

Course start dates:

TBC – fill in the waiting list form to hear first

Northchapel Hall