I have been reading the forums for quite a while now and we have recently brought home an 8 week old named Cooper, we have had him for 2 weeks now. (So he is 10 weeks)I really need some advice!
Bit of history on us, we have had 2 cockers in the past, but have always adopted as adults. I did not have any experience on picking a puppy, etc. I watched numerous videos / read many articles on how to pick a puppy. This is our second dog from the same breeder and our other cocker was an angel.
So we brought our wonderful boy home, and the second day once he got comfortable, he started biting and growling at just myself. Not my husband or kids, he play mouths /nips at them, but nothing like he is with me. He is wagging his tail when engaging in this behaviour, but I need to get it to stop. I have been reading all sorts of information on this, and nothing seems to work for us. I have yelped, ouched, I have left the room and as soon as I return, he is at me again. I have put him in a short time out, doesn't help either. I bought the bitter apple spray, and sprayed it all over my pants and feet, but he loves it! I am using firm Stops, ouches, and yelping really loud. Nothing seems to make him stop. I am at a loss of what to do now, or how to make it stop.
Any advice that you have for me would be wonderful, or even a been there, done that and my puppers is great now!!