Apollo, My Mini Australian Shepherd, Nipped a Friend Visiting My Home

by Alex Pohlman
(Roanoke, VA )


Hello. I’ve just recently moved into my own apartment after staying at my parents for about a year. With me I’ve brought my dog Apollo. He’s used to people being around at my parents so I want to try to get him used to being alone more often while I’m at work.

He seems to be doing ok when I get home (he’s quiet) and so far no accidents or anything destroyed in the house. He does throw a little bit of a fit when I leave. He is used to me going to work. And I always, unless it rains, take him out to throw the ball or walk when I’m home.

I’ve also had a friend over to show them my place and he nipped at their ankles while they walked through. He’s never done this and I was wondering what to do.

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What to Do About Nipping and Biting
by: Anton

Hi Alex, Here's an article on the site that will, hopefully, give you some ideas about what you can do.

What To Do About Dog Biting And Nipping Due To Herding Instinct

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