11 Week Old Very Rambunctious Aussie
by Felicia K
We got our male red tri mini Aussie at 8 weeks. Initially he was very well behaved. Now that he's come out of this shell I'm getting a little worried. He's 11 weeks old now and anytime I tell him no he barks at me and yesterday even nipped me while I was getting onto him. He hates being told no and has an attitude when I won't let him do what he wants.
We have been working on him nipping heels with my two daughters and last week he nipped my 5 year daughter so hard she had bruises on her leg. Sometimes he just gets too rough with them and I'm not sure how to go about correcting. I feel like if I don't get control soon I won't ever. He's kind of being a bully honestly. Everyday we go for at least a 2 mile walk and he plays outside with the kids and kitten we have for the majority of the day so I can't believe it would be related to exercise.
I also spend about 30 mins a day doing basic training with him. He is very loved and we just want him to be the best dog he can be. But I'm at a loss of how to continue.