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Nipping Begins When Washing Machine Goes Off Balance

by Judith A Scheira
(Niagara Falls, NY)


Whenever my washing machine is off balance obviously I am running to stop it but Molly my Aussie hears it before I do. The nipping begins if I do not be careful to get out of her way. It happens so quickly.

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Oh, don't you love the Herding Breed
by: Linda McMullen

Well, I don't know how old your Aussie is but mine nipped until she was 7 months old, however, for me it was on hikes and when I would turn around to go home, guess she didn't want to go home and she would nip and I would squeal, that is how they know that they are hurting you, it finally got through to my girl and she stopped nipping. Is Molly nipping when you are heading toward the washing machine, if she is, it is because she doesn't want you to go, squeal every time she nips to show her it hurts... not sure this will work for you but that is how littermates let each other know when they are too aggressive and hurt each other.

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