Hi, im trying to iron out some of my 1 year old springer x cockers problems, and would be very grateful for any advise. Mouthing - He has always a nightmare for this, none of the usual techniques worked on him (stone/coins in a tin, yelping etc) we finally reduced his mouthing by standing up and ignoring him every time he did it, and from 6months old until recently he only ever did it when he was really excited. However in the last month he has started again and its getting worse the longer it goes on, he doesn't hurt at all but its very annoying and embarassing when theres visitors. I've tried standing up and ignoring him but it doesn't seem to work anymore, it makes him bark ALOT and jump up, i do carry on ignoring him during this but he just doesn't give up. Ive tried putting him in a 'time out' but as im pulling him out of the room he's mouthing at him hands to get away. Im not to sure which technique to use on him any more, no sound distracts him from it and he loves water (someone suggested to use a water pistol on him) so im assuming its either ignore him or 'time out' ? or is there anything else i can try? Barking - He's never been a barker until the last month or so, other than barking at cats in the garden (which i expect a bit) Most of his barking is him demanding, be it food, toys, attention, once again ive tried ignoring him and praising him when hes quiet but this can go on for 1/2 hour to an hour sometimes. Afried of other dogs - When he went on his first walk outside a big bullmastiff flipped him on his back in stigy nettles and growled at him, since then he's been scared of all dogs, big and small, he used to only have to see a dog in the distance and he'd run away yelping and crying. Thankfully he is better than that now, but if another dog does come up to him he either tries he hide behind me or rolls onto his back, he also urinates. I'd love him to have the confidence to play with other dogs but im not sure how to get him over it, ive tried ignoring him which didnt work and tried giving him high value treats when a dog is around him which didn't work as he wouldnt even take it off me. Vets - the vets is abit of a problem too, he'll wee all over the table and growl at the vet, he's never growled at anyone other than him, is this normal? all my previous dogs never cared about the vets so im abit lost on how to help the situation. I took treats last time but he wasn't interested in them and the vet basically told me it wouldn't work and it was a stupid idea. Sorry for such a long post, any help and ideas would be appressiated.