I spend my time chasing her in our yard, she likes my rosé bush and tore up my irises ( hubby since put her poop near them, and she leaves them alone). But she still looks for twigs and leaves. Tears up blankets and tries to get the stuffing from under the recliner chair.
The more you tell her no bites, the more she does it and harder. I have held her moth closed (she stands still then), but continues afterwards. I have held her in my arms and put my head over her neck, and she begins to whine and get frustrated and starts to fight to get loose to bite. I have Bitter Apple to try to put on my hands when she tries to bite them. But was wondering if anyone else is/has gone through this.
When we put her in her pen, she goes into this frantic crying and barking, and we ignore her. She sometimes throws a big tantrum, turns her bed upside down, throws her blankets around, etc.
I know she's still a pup, but need some advice to calm down her biting and frantic separation anxiety. I can't pee without her panicking in the other room. I try to redirect her biting with her toy. She plays with her toy by your feet and decides to bite you instead! I also have been training her to sit, maybe that will help too.
Instead of chasing her around the back yard, I would prevent her from access to what you don't want her into (I like the dog poop!) and stop sweating the small stuff... who cares if she gets twigs or leaves? If you cannot keep her out of where she should not be, keep her on a long line and prevent her that way. Chasing her all over just gives her the means to yank your chain.
If the more you yell her "No bite!" the more she bites... quit it! The best definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over and expecting different results LOL! The best responses to puppy biting are the lowest energy ones you can manage... people yank their hands away, get loud, get active, add energy to the whole situation... make themselves great toys! And, give puppies a way to yank their chains. Just freeze, and see what she does. If just freezing does not work (give it more than a single trial, and more than just momentarily), try a very low, quiet, serious growl sound...
You might pay attention to whether or not there are particular times she is worse... puppies sometimes get overtired and lose their little minds. They can't help it, and need a nap. The middle of the evening is frequently when overtired puppies lose it...
When you have tried restraint and she has struggled, what did you do?
Do not confuse a tantrum with separation anxiety or panic.
She is FOUR MONTHS OLD and you have been training her TO SIT??? What about down and come and stay and walk nicely on a leash? She needs something to focus on besides mindless puppy stuff. She should be training for real... several short (ten minutes) sessions per day.
What does she do for exercise besides run away from you in the back yard? Where do you take her to explore? What adventures do you have with her?
It sounds like this pup is way more demanding than you are used to. That will probably make her a lot of fun, and a lot of work. Puppies like this... if you don't give them what they need, they'll do what they can to meet their own needs. That's what I think you are seeing now.