New dog is 'bitey'
My DD's friend just got a puppy. 7 months old "collie mix" -- it looks to me to be part border collie.
Nice dog in general. Seems to love people. Here's the problem.
When my kids are over there playing, especially in the yard, the dog gets very excited. She then gets very "bitey" or "mouthy". When I arrived to pick my DD up, she was on the ground and dog was biting at her ankles because she fell.
When you come in their front door, she will also jump on you and kind of mouth your hands.
I know this isn't aggression but honestly if she ends up biting my kids in the face, I'm gonna be mad.
Right now, they drag her away by the collar when she does this.
I imagine there is way to train her to stop doing this. They plan on taking her to classes. In the meantime, since she is not my dog, what can I tell my kids to do when the dog wants to use them for a chew toy??
PS: On a different topic, this family has two very nice cats. They cats have decided to live in the basement for the last three weeks since the dog arrived. Is there any hope that the cats will come around? Right now the dog is too curious about them (barks at them) and it freaks them out.