hello I wonder if anyone can help, we have a beautiful red Cockapoo 9 weeks called Bonnie, she was the only one in the litter and We knew that she might be more difficult to train as our vet said it’s kind of like spoilt child syndrome. Apparently you just have to be more strict with her. The first 2 days of having her she was so loving !! really picking things up fast! We didn’t have to crate train her at all as she already wanted to go in there, she sleeps at night perfectly with the odd little bark, we are doing treat retreat with her for training as she’s really started showing quite a lot aggression. it’s really shocked us, my girlfriend is quite wary of her now, she’s drew blood to us both out of frustration, she was being carried to go have her bum washed, she got really angry because she wanted to chew the puppy pad, all her hair on her back went up, she went stiff, baring her teeth and attacked her hands she growls barks. My girlfriend feels silly because she’s never ever experienced this with her family pets and feels stupid to be wary of her. She’s a puppy after all, But she does not stop attacking until you have put her down on the floor to go and get what she can’t have She wriggles and you can’t physically keep holding her. Obviously we try not to pick her up to much and let her come on her own terms most the time. because she hasn’t had her second lots of jabs she is being picked up a little bit and to get her bum washed. It was like something changed in her. She guards spots in our home also, scratching at the carpet and pulling the thread out of them, if we tell her leave. she stops only because she thinks we are going to give her a treat everytime. It’s strange because treat retreat does seem to work to some extent. but she’s extremely clever and it’s almost like she thinks well if keep going to chew something I get a treat, she went to the same area at least 6 times we say leave it.... wait until she drops it or leaves it she comes over sits praise her with treat or toy then goes back to the same spot again ? Is this how we are ment to do it ? Is she just testing us ? Her teeth are obviously very sharp because of her age but if she did that to a child it would not be acceptable. Also when we play with her it turns nasty very quick, She doesn’t seem to wag her tail so I don’t think it’s rough play? we use toys only and try our best for her to not get angry it’s like frustration she wants to hang on to your clothes and chew and then if you try and get another toy to distract her she doesn’t really care. We use stand up walk away ignore when she is being a bit of a rascal she hardly seems to care. We love her so much and will try our absolute best to get her out of it, but just wondering if this is normal I’ve read quite a few things saying that puppies who show aggression this young is not good. We are worried and it’s draining us when we are doing all the right techniques that we think, but the aggression is a very bad thing, we have a lot of children in the family and in the future we don’t want to have to keep them separate if she gets this nasty so quick. She can be loving it’s not all bad she loves her tummy being rubbed and kisses. But it just seems like she gets so aggressive when she can’t have what she wants. I’ve read about cocker rage and that is worrying. Can anyone please point us in the right direction and tell us if we are doing anything wrong. We just love her so much already and she’s our baby but she really does hurt. Thank you kindness will he appreciated as we are first time puppy owners and we just want some support.