4 Month Old Australian Shepherd Bites And Whines Constantly!
I have a 4 month old Australian Shepherd mix. I know he is a very smart boy because he has already caught on to many things! However; he is constantly trying to bite my hands when I pet him or when I put on his leash.
When he bites I will say "OW' and then take my hand away and tell him "No bite" then after a few seconds return to petting him, but he just keeps biting.
Other times he will randomly come and bite my leg or arm, either while I am walking or just sitting, for no reason! I'll tell him no multiple times and then if a say "No" a little louder, he'll bark at me repeatedly.
Then he will constantly whine, whether he is playing with a toy or just pacing the living room. He will even come sit at my feet and just whine.
He'll have food and water out and I know he doesn't need to go outside. I'll even try to pet him or sit with him if he begins to whine but he will either start to bite me or not want to be pet and walk away. He just whines to whine.
He is crate trained and does not cry while he is in his kennel, but while he is out it's almost never ending! I take him on two 20 minute walks a day and when I am not home I make sure to give him a few toys to play with so he is not bored.
How can I get him to stop biting me and barking back when I try to correct him and why does he constantly whine?
Please help me, I feel like I am going insane!