My husband & I adopted a 4 month old Border Collie mix puppy about 3 weeks ago. The last couple of days she has been biting me constantly (playing). She doesn't bite my husband. I've heard that you need to satisfy the "herding" instincts or they will nip but I'm not sure how. She was playing & herding my neighbor's Yorkshire Terrier but has a stich(groomer nicked him) and has not been able to come over for a few days. We have a large fenced yard and I have been playing with her a lot daily & am walking her. Can anyone make suggestions (ideas for activities for her or books I could get)? Thanks
I breed mini aussies, so I see this type of play all the time. I start my pups at 6wks with the words "no bite". By the time they are 8wks, and picked up they give you nothing but puppy kisses.
I gently hold their nose when the nip and simply say "no bite". It takes alot of repatition, but they get it. Reward when you get a kiss or a nose tickle with lots of rubs. They figure out what you want and what you don't. So many herding breeds are very smart, and pick up training quickly.
I know we don't have the same breed, but feel free to PM me if you have any questions. I will try to help.