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Border collie puppy nipping sister on walks

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Tom gore, Jan 4, 2021.


  1. Tom gore

    Tom gore PetForums Newbie

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    I have two border collie girls, a 3 year old and a 9 month old.
    At home they are great together but when we go out the puppy spends the whole time chasing the older dog and nipping her, it's like she's herding her.
    If I take her separate she's fine and just wants to fetch tennis balls.

    It's getting to the point now where the older dog who loves a run and fetching sticks won't leave my side while we're out
     
  2. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    I would do one on, one off lead alternately, and also work on a strong ‘leave it’ command until you have more control over your youngster.
     
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  3. Tom gore

    Tom gore PetForums Newbie

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    I'll try that, thanks
     
  4. Twiggy

    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    Yes she is herding her. That is what collies do, stack, herd and nip if we allow them to. Your youngster needs to be taught to leave your older dog alone. Have you done any training with her?
     
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