Australian Shepherd Baby Cujo

by Jeanie
(GlenAllen, Va)


I have a 10-week-old Australian Shepherd female. We’ve had her a week now. She has bitten me terribly on my hands and arms that I now have a jacket on in the house in the middle of summer and am wearing my garden gloves. I have tried everything I have seen on the internet and nothing is working. She’s so sweet and the she attacks me. It’s like a baby Cujo attacking me. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Discipline like her mom would
by: Anonymous

The second she starts, grab her gently but firmly by back of neck and shoulders and pin her. It shouldn’t take too long before she gives up.

age matters
by: jcrply

How old was your pup when taken away from the mother and other pups? The pup in the photograph looks VERY young, certainly not 10 weeks. Pups need to stay with their mom and siblings at least 8 weeks. During that time one of the things they learn is bite inhibition. If yours was weaned away too early, then it becomes YOUR job to teach that, and that would explain the problem. So you might GOOGLE "How to teach a puppy bite inhibition."

Keep a pacifier handy
by: Katlina

My little guy had razor sharp teeth and I soon found that keeping a teething toy handy at all times was key. Pups explore the world with their mouth and know no bite inhibition. Give one to every guest who wants to pet him or pick him up. As my pup Ipo has gotten older (he is 4 months now) the bites have started to ease up but still occur during tug of war- he has bad aim when jumping for the rope and often gets my arm or hand. It's up to you to be especially alert, watch for and anticipate his moves so you can keep your hand or get your hand out of the way before he gets to you first. Practice the collar grab game with him now it will come in oh so handy in the months to come. Be patient and consistent!

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