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Will Be Babysitting My First Grandchild But My Aussies Are Nervous/Nippy/Barking Around Children
Hi Anton, I REALLY need your help with my 2 Aussie's, they did not grow-up/socialize with kids and are very nervous/nippy/barking bad around young kids!
They are 4 & 5 years old, and soon I'll be babysitting my first grandchild. I do not know what to do, and I DO NOT want to give them away: I love them like they are my own children. I DO own your Aussie Lovers Guide Book, but not sure about this issue...
I have paid A LOT of $ for 2 separate "trainers", (not specializing in Aussie's), but trainers nonetheless. One of the trainers uses shock collar discipline—which I'm not fond of, and the other trainer told me to have strangers throw treats at the dogs when they came into our house. Friends and family do not always remember to do that! And besides, I feel it's not THEIR responsibility to "train" my girls.
Note from Anton: The above is a question I received via email but I wanted to share it with you here as many Aussie owners are facing similar behavior issues.