Hi there, I'm just new on this site so I apologise if I'm not posting in the right section. I just have a question regarding our 12 week old puppy. This is our first german shepherd and after a week of having her she started biting and literally hasn't stopped! The only time she isn't biting is when she is asleep or eating! I have had puppies before so i'm aware they bite and chew but i've never experienced anything like this before. At no point can we just sit and pet her, she sinks her teeth into you hands, arms, feet just whatever part of skin she can get near! I have 2 children who have to furniture jump as they can't walk across the floor without her nipping at their feet or jumping up and pulling at their clothes, I am covered in bite and scratch marks, my children end up in tears at some point every day and this morning I was lying on the sofa and she jumped up and sunk her teeth into my head and her tooth went right into the corner of my eye! The blood ended up running down my face and I now have a black eye! Surely this can't just be accepted as puppy behaviour?? I have tried the firm voice which seems to just get her even more excited and she lashes out even harder. I've tried turning my back on her to ignore her but it doesn't stop her from biting me from behind!! I've tried every chew toy under the sun and changing them round every day so she doesn't get bored! I do not know how to deal with this and it's causing so much upset! We love this dog to bits but we can't get near her without being attacked!! We never bought a crate but I'm wishing now we did but I don't know if its too late??
Sorry for the long post but any tips or advice I could get would be very much appreciated!! I really am at the end of my tether