Has anyone experienced this? We have a black boisterous female lab puppy and I am now officcially scared of her attacks. I have read Pippa's books, the site and this forum from cover to cover and it has helped me cope with her behaviour and my anxiety around the issue. She gets very easily excited around new environments, people, animals, sounds, everything. We have come to the point where we cant do much anything with the puppy but coach her in our house or yard and take short walks on a leash in the park next to our house. When she was smaller we were able to go out and about with her and socialise her, so I don't think that's the problem. She is very clever and kind and learns things easily. Normal puppy things like gnawing at us on the couch and jumping on two feet against the table, but takes commands really well. We cant throw ball, give squeaky toys or play rough at all because we have a 10 year old child and all of the above is to much for her. We have consulted a professional and have been given really good advice on how to avoid over excitement with positive reinforcement. What is really stressing me out is that I cant practically take her out of the house because I'm scared of the jumping on leash. The bigger she gets the worse it has become. She doesn't only jump, but bites really hard too. Mainly hands and upper body. Our son cannot be around when taking her out on walks. My husband is a bit more successful with keeping her calm but he usually takes her out in the mornings, so maybe that's the thing. Today I visited my dad in the countryside and thought it would be safe, because there are not much stimuli. Boy was I wrong. She found a puddle to jump on and after I lured her off, she attacked me hard. Bit my hand, arm, really hard, squeezed her teeth around it and wouldn't let go. Thia lasted for a gruelling minute or two. My hand was bleeding like crazy. I felt attacked by a savage dog, I didn't feel like I was involved in rough puppy play. I had to let her bite my arm so that I could drag her to the nearest tree and tie her to it. I then left her there for a while for a breather and after that was able to calm her down a bit by asking her to sit and give treats. I immediately wanted to leave and avoid further excitable experiences, because I felt so scared and violated. Am I overreacting for not wanting to get out of the house with her and avoiding these situations? I cant help bit think that I shouldn't have to go through this much ordeal trying to raise a labrador? We cant stop taking her out because she needs the exercise and socialisation. We don't want to just leave her at home every time we go visit someone. The attacks happen almost every day and every time feels like a longer and tougher attack. I know this is also normal before it stops altogether, but I'm reaching my threshold. I am also worried about our son, who we cant leave alone with her, for obvious reasons.