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8 Month Old Australian Shepherd Nipping

My 8 month old Aussie is nipping at people. We just started an obedience class where she nipped at a kid and the trainer. She also nipped at the neighbor who got very upset becaue he has small kids. We plan to start an agility course at a facility next month but I am afraid she will nip at people. Any advice please on what to say or do about the nipping.

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think twice
by: Anonymous

I would do some reseach about the agility class, because I read that they really shouldn't start those classes until they are at least 1 year of sge. you don't want your baby to hurt himself.

I have an empty plastic water bottle, and I put a few pennys in it. I shake it when ever he does any unwanted behaviour, then I reward him when he does well, first with a treat, later, with words of praise, and affection.

Also, if you think its because he needs to burn up energy, take him for a run, or long walks. when he gets better about the nipping, a dog park to play and run with other dogs, and later, when he's about a year, enroll him in agility classs

Hope this helps.

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