7-Month-Old Australian Shepherd Behavior Correction

by Cynthia Esmaili
(Los Angeles, CA)


I have a beautiful 7-month-old red tri named Ziggy. He is very active and plays with his littermate regularly, is trained on all the basic commands as well as some tricks. Overall he behaves very well with some expected puppy behavior.

In some random instances, he does what I call a jump and attack. Jumping and grabbing onto a clothing item or hands. I imagine he does this trying to show he wants to play. I attempt the command "enough" to have him latch off. This does not work and he just doesn't seem like himself when he behaves this way as if he is in a trance. Right now the only way I can get him to sit back is by saying "food." Any training advice on how to combat this?

Depending on the day Ziggy gets a highly active playtime, 1-2 times per day between 30-45 minutes and a half-hour walk. He is very food motivated making training very easy.

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