Partly Aggressive Mini Aussie
We have a 2 year old female mini-aussie. Bought from a breeder. She and two other pups were in a small caged area; probably little human contact except for feeding/cleaning.
Dog has improved greatly regarding being fearful of most anything. She is very smart and listens well unless she gets into the "zone" where she doesn't respond to commands. Normal behavior for her: She sits when told, lies down when told, sits until she is given the "take it" for her food. I am able to let her off leash when walking her so she can run in open space and is good about staying close or coming when I call her. My husband takes her on leash when on his bike, but takes her off leash at open space and she runs and runs hard to keep up with him. She demonstrates that she really enjoys this with him. Our aussie is very happy when our daughter and granddaughter (17) come over. She adores them.
She barks at guests, even sometimes nipping at the back of their thighs. Goes bonkers when someone comes to the door, up the drive or rings the doorbell.
She does settle down after people are in the house, but we have to tell our guests "don't pay attention to her, don't make eye contact and she will come to you when ready.
She is very apprehensive of children - therefore we do not trust her around kids.
What kind of training does our aussie need? PS = our aussie "talks" a lot!!