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Question About Nipping
(Austin, TX )
I have a 15 week old male Mini Aussie named Kofi, sweet as can be and so fun. But me and my roommates are having issues with the nipping which sometimes becomes hard biting. I have scratches all over both hands from playing with toys gone wrong as well as holes in pants from him grabbing pants and tearing.
We have all tried both loud firm "NO" as well as yelping but both seem only to make him more aggressive and bare his teeth.
The ignoring and walking away tactic also doesn't work as it leads to him tearing clothes and ultimately skin.
Needing suggestions! I don't want to resort to anything that would cause him to be more aggressive and something that is in line with positive reinforcement.