So I've started schutzhund training with my girl. She seems to be doing fairly well, I get compliments on her from a lot of people that she's doing really well for only trying the protection a couple of times.
I'm having a little issue though. I took her to a workshop yesterday, and while everyone said she did great, during the protection phase, after the outed the training tug, when I went to move it she nipped my hand. Ok, dumb me, should have kicked it back to the helper. Next time I kicked it back with my far leg and she nipped my near leg. She drew a little blood on my hand, and I have a small bruise on my leg, nothing too bad, but she did connect.
This seems to be an issue for her, she will sometimes bite at the harness in frustration and even when I was doing restrained recalls at flyball, she'd mouth the person restraining her. Her sire has a habit of sometimes tring to take a dirty bite/nip at the helper, I'm wondering if it's genetic?
She seems to get overstimulated and/or frustrated during agitation work and this is her reaction. She's otherwise very friendly and sucky with people, but when she gets 'in the zone' she can be a bit reactive (I guess this is to be expected?)
Nobody seemed to be too worried about it, I wanted to get your opinons on what I should do? Ignore it, correct her, or do something differently? I just gave her a verbal "AHH!" as I wasn't sure what/if I should do anything?