Just joined the forums to ask for some advice!
So at 10 weeks old I adopted a female border collie pup, had her a little over a week now, I love her but there's this really bad behavior that I feel like I'm not approaching correctly.
What she'll do after the typical "herding via biting the knees" which in her defense, is an instinct (advice on fixing that a bit?) she'll crouch like a cat and then growl, bark, pounce, jump and aggressive not stop bite us all over. I know this is her way of playing but this way really needs to stop, because it makes getting near her really hard knowing the risk of her getting a bit too energic on the nipping. It even makes training her in other ways harder, I managed to get her to learn sit via a clicker + treats, but anything else she takes as jump and bite.
I've tried the loud "yip" to make her think we're one of her brothers, but she just goes right back to being rough. I've tried a suggestion I read here saying no loud and gently holding her face so that she knows the bite is what I'm saying no to. I've tried putting her in a time-out crate whenever she gets out of hand but alas, a repeated cycle when she comes out. Whenever she does get out of hand we pretty much resort to distracting her with a toy (only chew toys and teething toys, no ropes, we try to play with a ball but she gets bored half way to chasing it)
Any advice would help, I understand the nature of border collies and did tons of research before selecting the breed, but the puppy stuff is where I'm either doing something wrong, not finding a working method, or maybe just not giving it enough time. I'm not that experienced personally with puppies, I've had borders before but at mature ages.