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What Is This Behavior and How Do I Fix It?
I have a 4-month-old female blue merle Australian Shepherd. Every morning for the last 2 weeks my sweet pup turns into a menace. She is yanking and tugging on my pants, biting my arms so bad she breaks skin and it bleeds.
She won't stop when I tell her "no" and she just keeps coming back to bite me constantly. She'll run around the house and go crazy when I tell her "no". All while doing this, she's wagging her tail.
Does she think it's a game? I have tried redirecting her attention off of me onto a treat and when she's calm I will give it to her—hasn't helped at all. I am at a loss on what to do.
I don't know what this behavior is or how to stop it. I am desperate and so are my chewed up arms.
Please help me out.