Re: Aggressive puppy Hi Janey, So glad to hear there are no health problems. And also more stories of satanic springers! Oh, I remember the wellies in the house faze! About the touching and picking up... I didn't push it with mine. I'd brush and groom him everyday in a relaxing way, in different rooms, sometimes I'm the garden. It got him used to the contact and showed him we'd be respectful and gentle. As you said too, too much and it was sure trigger to set him off. He soon turned into a far too big lap dog didn't even mind being picked up. I wish I'd called him shadow because if he wasn't sat on me he'd be walking so close his nose was in my knee pit (pretty sure that is a scientific term). So different from the lonely puppy we had. When he did go into melt down I'd simply ignore him, even if it meant leaving the house, he wasn't a chewer so was safe to just leave at the drop of a hat. I was looking through photos of him and we've only got 2 puppy ones. I don't know if it's the lack of handy camera phones or cos he was so terrible we never felt like snapping him. Someone has already mentioned about keeping their brains busy too. It does really help. Just having a job or purpose.... Something to challenge that beautiful head. Good luck and I'd love updates on how you are getting on.