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Advice Needed - New Aussie Puppy
(Harker Heights, TX)
We adopted an Aussie puppy, she is about 9 weeks now (have had her for 3 weeks this Sunday coming up). The shelter said she was 8 weeks when we got her, but I would bet she wasn't a day over 6 weeks at that time. She is precious, but my question is, she cries alot. She has SO many toys of all kinds. Chew toys, teething toys, squeaky toys, fluffy puppy toys, ropes that we play with, etc. Plus she plays with our 1 & 1/2 yo Lab. They LOVE each other. But the minute you STOP playing, she whines.
I work from home and if I am not ALWAYS paying attention to her, she will cry. Our lab plays with her ALOT, but it seems like it is never enough. I play with her throughout the day (needless to say I am NOT getting alot of work done). It appears the crying is because she is BORED.
My second issue is THE BITING... mostly me, and NOT my husband. Now this issue I want to end immediately. Her teeth are getting to be like little razors. It is play biting, but how do you stop it? When she does it, I say NO in a stern voice and replace my hand with a Chew Rope or teething toy, and praise her if she takes it. And why doesn't she bite my husband like that? Sorry this is so wordy. I just would love any advice. THANKS!