10 Week Old Australian Shepherd

by Pam N
(Columbus Ohio)

We just rescued a 10 week old Australian Shepherd, she is amazingly smart, already notifying when she needs to go out, sitting before going out and coming in, learning to lie down and truly we have fallen in love. She nips and bites like other puppies I have known, the problem seems to be when she is removed from or denied what she wants to do, she goes into a frenzied growling and biting fit. I have tried holding her snout while saying NO BITE firmly and even holding her on her back submissively. This only makes her more frenzied and bite harder, she has drawn blood on my 13 yr old son several times and he is getting fearful of her, I am in the process of contacting trainers, but not sure what I can do in the meantime.


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Mar 03, 2018
Nothing In Life Is Free
by: Adam G. Katz

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.

All the best,

Adam G. Katz is the author of, "Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!" -- which you can find at DogProblems.com.

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