Find What You Are Looking For Here
FYI: If you make a purchase via a link on this site, I may receive a commission from various affiliate programs, and as an Amazon Associate and Chewy affiliate I also earn commissions from qualifying purchases—at NO extra cost to you. See the Disclosure page for more information. Thank you!
Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

6 Month Old Mini Aussie Biting!

Hi! We have a 6 month old, male mini Aussie. He's a very loving dog, very snugly and clingy but we've ran into some problems. He's been submissive since day one.

We got him when he was 8 weeks old and right off the bat he acted like he was abused or something. We got him from a great breeder and I'm pretty sure he wasn't abused but he acts like it. Whenever my husband calls him or tells him to come he rolls on his back and starts peeing. He does this when we get ready to leave and need him to be in the kitchen, rolls on his back and pees.

Our mini Aussie knows that my husband is the main leader in the house but he thinks he's dominant over me. For example, when I scold him and tell him "no!" and point my finger at him he tries to bite me. When I try to pick him up to bring him into the kitchen when we need to leave he shows his teeth at me and tries to bite. He does not do this to my husband.

I worry because I don't know what to do about this biting and we have a two year old and I definitely don't want him biting our son. What do we do? Any advice or tips would be great, thank you!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Australian Shepherd Q & A. icon

Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Have Dog Training Questions?

Check out these introductory dog training videos...

I want my dog to stop being aggressive.

I want some help training my new puppy.

I want my dog to stop barking at everything.

I want my dog to walk nicely and calmly on the leash.

I want my dog to listen and come every time I call!