I recently adopted a kelpie mix. He may even be all kelpie...or possibly mixed with husky?
Anyway! His name is Agent K and he is a handful!
His jumping can get a little crazy because with the jumping he is pawing and "mouthing." Though his mouthing has broken my skin and ripped my clothing. It seems he may be playing but he occasionally will affiliate some growls with the sleeve pulling. I definitely get a little bit scared...and I try my best to not show that fear.
What are some good ways to assert my dominance in these situations?
Oh ya...he is VERY dominant as you may have guessed. He was wild for the first 6 months of his life...then in a shelter...then in foster care. he improved some in foster care for sure. He was there for 6 months.
He was saved literally within minutes of being euthanized. So I am glad I have him...I just need to get this issue fixed! His prey drive is also very very very high.