Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Orange County, CA
Puppy herding my other dog
My 4 month old shepherd Ammo always chases and herds my 8 month old shepherd Gunner. Gunner LOVES his ball and will chase it all day but Ammo herds him and nips at him as he runs. He will tell her off when he gets irritated enough, but he is very nice about it and she doesn't seem to be effected by his frustration. I am at a loss as to what to do about it because I want her to play but I don't want him to keep getting little scabs on his legs, hind and neck from her herding him.
I have tried keeping her on a long-line as he plays which controls it but doesn't solve the problem. She does not herd other dogs at the park, only Gunner.
Is this a dominance issue? Just a herding dogs nature?
Any advise/similar experiences? I don't know what to do about it.