Slightly aggressive Australian Shepherd
by Melissa Kelly
Hello. I have a toy Australian Shepherd. She's almost five months old and we've had her since she was two months old. I know all puppies nip at you but Sophie only nips at myself, my husband and 2 kids. She never nips or tries to bite other people. I'll pick her up and she immediately tries to bite my hands as I'm holding her. I don't know if this is normal but her snout wrinkles up and she exposes her teeth while she's trying to bite. She does this every time I pick her up. She also lunges at my nose and sometimes my neck. She's even nipped at my nose and neck before. What do you think is the problem?