10 week old ESS biting and growling
Two weeks ago we brought home our English Springer Spaniel puppy. We really can't fault him training wise, he sleeps 8 hours in his crate at night and has already learned to sit, lie down and roll over. The problem is that he's constantly biting us, I don't think it's aggressive as its usually when we play with him and he doesn't attack at random, however he does get carried away sometimes and nip you when playing, when he does this we stop playing but occasssionaly he will attack your hands, feet and face, if he can get to it, growling and barking and biting.
We have tried an alpha roll and he does stop but it doesn't seem to put him off doing it next time we play. He is also constantly trying to get on the furniture and no matter how many times we push him off and say "down" he always tries again, and again, and again.
We are planning to take him to obedience classes in another couple of weeks once he's had all his jabs and have the time to give him plenty of exercise but until he's big enough to go out we just be able to play with him without him hurting one of us.
I'd really appreciate some advice. Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage