Two year old springer spaniel biting and mouthing.
I have a springer who is nearly two years old but still mouthing when excited and will bite if try and brush her. Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage
I can run my hands all over her without her being distressed however if I get a towel to wipe her feet or the brush out to groom her she backs off and starts snaping at me. She never bites really hard and doesn't break the skin but I am worried it will get harder.
She has always mouthed us even as a puppy and I have done the high pitched scream (as advised when she was a puppy- but that just makes her excited and then she does it even more!) I am attending obedience classes and she has mouthed/biten me during a class when I was trying to get her to lie down. The trainer advised grabbing her by the face & staring at her, which does work, until I let her go and then she try to bite me again. I am worried that this behaviour will get worse and it is spoiling time that we spend together. Any advice gratefully received. Thank you