Intense Biting Of Flesh (Beyond A Nipping Issue)
My family adopted an Aussie about 2 weeks ago from a breeder. Riley is 13 weeks now and is very playful, but 2-3 times a day, in 30 min spurts, he goes into what we call his "terror phase". It starts either when being walked on a leash or just tossing toys across the kitchen floor. He suddenly runs at you and bites legs (leg or the pant) and pulls and won't go. Recently, we has been biting flesh on arms and drawing blood on all three family members. We want to play with him, but he gets so worked up that he becomes painful to be around. We try to turn his attention from arm to toy, but he makes an effort to run back and attack an arm or leg.
He is crated only at night and spends a lot of times outside on a leash of course, but nonetheless, he isn't locked up all day. He has several toys we alternate to keep him from getting bored with any one toy. If anyone has advice for what seems to be a more aggressive bite than a nip, please let me know!