We have an 8 mo. old red heeler (australian cattle dog) puppy and since he was about 4 mos. old, he has really been extremely mouthy and he heels us too! Ouch, did I mention ouch? We've tried yelping, verbally getting after him, tucking our hands and turning away, pinning him down like our older dog does with him, keeping him on a leash and pulling up on the collar until he stops, putting something appropriate to chew on in his mouth but nothing seems to deter him for long. He's very quick and many times nips you and leaps away before you can get him. I know he's playing, not doing it out of aggression but it sure makes me feel aggressive when he won't stop! He's had my youngest in tears several times. I want to nip this behavior in the bud (no pun intended) before he gets much bigger or severs a heel cord!! He's definitely a heeler He's really a good boy otherwise, a very quick learner, wants to be busy and have a job, loving.
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