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We have a 11 week old working cocker puupy, had him for 3 weeks and on the whole he is brilliant, goes through the whole night without any problems and starting to go to the toilet outside more and more, I know all puppies can be manic and he gets the zoomies etc but he really has a tendency to go for our feet and ankles recently, clamps on and wont let go, totally ignores any leave command or the chance of a treat if its waived at him (not a good idea I know but it's a last resort), have put him in cage a few times straight after but not sure its working, any help or advice would be really appreciated!

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The best tactic I used with my Cocker puppy is when he would bite while playing I would just totally freeze. If I stopped moving I instantly became less fun. After a few seconds I would come in with a toy instead.
 

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Hi,

We have a 11 week old working cocker puupy, had him for 3 weeks and on the whole he is brilliant, goes through the whole night without any problems and starting to go to the toilet outside more and more, I know all puppies can be manic and he gets the zoomies etc but he really has a tendency to go for our feet and ankles recently, clamps on and wont let go, totally ignores any leave command or the chance of a treat if its waived at him (not a good idea I know but it's a last resort), have put him in cage a few times straight after but not sure its working, any help or advice would be really appreciated!

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Boy I know what you are going thru we are having the same issues with out Cocker...a sweet, smart dog until he goes what is called Cocker Rage.. We put her in her play pen and she calms down in just a few minutes and back to sweet little gir. Very frustrating.
.Going to vet next week for shot and will discuss with them...will let you know if I learn anything.
 

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Boy I know what you are going thru we are having the same issues with out Cocker...a sweet, smart dog until he goes what is called Cocker Rage.. We put her in her play pen and she calms down in just a few minutes and back to sweet little gir. Very frustrating.
.Going to vet next week for shot and will discuss with them...will let you know if I learn anything.
Hi, yeah he is so lovely and so clever but when he gets into one if his zoomie moods its chaos! Thanks for replying👍
 

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Cocker Rage, more generally called Rage Syndrome, actually refers to a pretty serious condition, characterized by sudden and inexplicable severe aggression that goes beyond normal dog/puppy behavior. It's much rarer than many people think, and wild zoomies with inappropriate mouthing/nipping is very normal puppy behavior! I agree with stopping all interaction and letting the pup cool down in a pen, behind a baby gate, etc. until they can control themselves again.

It's worth nothing that tired puppies are much more likely to exhibit wild, bitey behavior - kind of like a toddler tantruming because they're late for their naptime. Puppies need tons of sleep, 18+ hours (some say up to 20 when they're very young), so if they don't seem to be sleeping enough on their own it can help to enforce quiet time in a crate, pen, or room to encourage them to get enough rest.
 
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