Miniature Australian Shepherd Question

My mini Aussie is VERY energetic, she constantly licks me and nips children and other people...


My mini Aussie is VERY energetic, she constantly licks me and nips children and other people when she gets out of the house, and when she runs she thinks its a game or something. I love her to death but she is so crazy its ridiculous. Is there any training methods to calm her down? Does spaying help at all?

    In Miniature Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 10/16/2011 2:01:14 PM
In part your mini australian shepherd just needs to learn that when you call her it is not a game . Try using a very long lead with her, try calling her to you and then gently tugging to get her attention. Try calling again. When she finally comes give her a small treat, make it more fun to come to you than to play her version of tag. Also try being firm let her know that nipping is not acceptable. They are a very active breed and need some way to get the energy out as well. Try teaching her a game such as fetch ( lots of running for her, not so much for you) or going on longer walk. You have to remember they were bred to be a working dog, one that can do the job all day long helping their masters work stock. A very high energy job. best of luck
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/6/2012 2:17:10 PM