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Puppy Grabbing Pants Hem
My 12 week old Aussie is wearing me out! She grabs the hem of my clothing constantly and pulls. She does NOT do this to my husband (he says he just continues walking and she lets go). Or she jumps at me when I turn away from her, and has torn small holes in my jeans! I play ball and tug games with her more than my husband does. He takes her on walks in the woods without a leash and says she does fine.
I thought it was an 'alpha female' thing at first, so I use the 'stare and bark back' technique. She may release for a second, but she's right back at me.
I am stressed out! We had an Aussie/Jack Russell mix for 9 years that we 'rescued' at 10 months; she didn't display this same behavior (but she was velcro to me when I came home after work.
We will begin training after the holidays; meanwhile, I need some advice.
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