Saw A Problem Today

by Debbie

My Aussie who be a year old on June 3rd loves to run and play with the Lab next store. They are the same age. Today, my neighbors had company and one of her grandsons who was about 7 came out and wanted to run with the two dogs. My Aussie barked and barked at him and then nipped him on the back of his jacket near his shoulder. I corrected my Aussie but she seemed to still want a piece of that little boy.

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to control this in the future.

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easy remedy
by: Anonymous

try to expose him to more children, if possible; if he does it again, correct him so he knows you disapprove(we all know how much they love to please us) and when he does the right thing, praise him,and reward him with a treat. they learn fast, but yu must be firm, and gentle as well as consistent.
best to you

Aussies are herding dogs
by: Anonymous

Your dog is not trying to bite the boy. Aussies are herding dogs. He was simply trying to 'herd' the child. I would suggest keeping your dog in while the neighbor's grandchildren are visiting. It is very hard to break an Aussie from herding children.

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