Tips to Stop an Australian Shepherd From Nipping People Who Move

By: David Codr

Published Date: June 10, 2020

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For this Omaha dog training session we share tips to stop 3 year-old Australian Shepherd Hazel from nipping people who move in the room.

Dogs nip for many reasons, but being a herding breed, Hazel was nipping guests who move unexpectedly because she thinks she is in charge of security for the house. These are many reasons dogs feel they need to do this, in Hazel’s case I think it was a case of under exercise, not enough structure and an ansence of rules.

We covered a number of dog behavior tips; easy ways to increase her exercise, how to add structure to petting, rewaridng desired behaviros and some new rules.

Next we headed inside so I could share a secret way to stop a dog from nipping people who stand up suddenly or move. This is an easy way to stop dogs who nip moving people, you don’t have to be a professional Australian Shepherd dog trainer to do it. Check out the free positive dog training video below for help with dogs who like to nip people who move.

The key to stopping Hazel from lunging at or nipping people who move is to practice this exercise to stop dog nipping frequently. The more the humans practice this approch to stop dog nipping, combined with the other things we covered, the sooner the dog will stop its nipping behavior.

To help the humans remember all the dog training tips we covered in this in home Omaha dog training session, we filmed a roadmap to success video that you can watch below.

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