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Training a 1 year old

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Is our 1 year old still a "puppy" for training purposes or are there generally different guidelines or methods we should be following? He was once a pretty relaxed, easy-going puppy, but after a lengthy medical issue and numerous hospital visits and some maturity (I assume), he's gotten a bit more aggressive with barking at people who come over and excited nipping at my kids when playing (not aggressive or mean). I can't stand the barking and need to put an end to it - both when someone comes over and when we have him out on a leash. Would you suggest I follow the same protocols that have been mentioned on the boards for younger pups, or is there a resource that's more specific for 1 year olds?
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Your dog is a teenager, and like a lot of teenagers, will have strong opinions he feels the need to share with the world. Phoebe had a bout of demand barking around 13 months old. We didn’t really do much about it, and it left as quickly as it started. Her demand barks did not get her any attention or notice, and they certainly didn’t make the kids want to play with her or me to let her out of her pen/crate or the cat to come down from his tree. There’s an adolescent thread around here that might have helpful tips for you.
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