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In a whirlwind twenty minutes, Olive, an Ibizan Hound, managed to create a mess that would take hours to clean up. Coming home from her doggy daycare, Olive was left to her devices as her owner, Léa Gérard, attended to some chores upstairs. However, her playtime resulted in an explosion of bean bag filling strewn across the house.

According to the American Kennel Club, dogs between 5 months to 18 months often go through a rebellious stage. They might cause havoc, destroy furniture, but that’s just them expressing their personality and energy. Owners are encouraged to be patient, consistent, and firm with training during this phase.

Olive, who was a malnourished stray dog in Spain before being adopted by Gérard in February, is growing more confident and playful each day, adding a dash of lively chaos to her new home. The bean bag incident, though daunting, doesn’t dull Olive’s charm. She’s just being a young, energetic dog exploring her environment, even if it means turning a bean bag into a snowstorm of beans!

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