My Australian Shepherd is Nipping

by Vicki
(Wausau)


My Australian Shepherd is almost two and has nipped twice. Both times she barely broke the skin and she was on a tie out and got out and both times it was a boy about seven walking by our yard.

I think that she was either playing or trying to protect us somehow but I don’t know what to do to stop it.

We are physically taking her out on a leash for now but we live in Wisconsin and soon it will be really really cold out and I have medical conditions which make it impossible for me to keep letting her out.

How can I train her not to do this again?

She also has a lot of fear of other dogs if they come near us like walking. So not sure if this is an Aussie thing or just my dog but I desperately need help or the city will deem her dangerous and put her to sleep.

If anyone has any training ideas I would appreciate it.

Thanks,

Vicki

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by: Anton

Hi Vicki, This article, What To Do About Dog Biting And Nipping, might give you some ideas about where you can start.

You can also check out the Australian Shepherd Training page here which has more information and links to many articles like leash aggression, fear aggression, and aggression when meeting strangers.

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