Our puppy is currently 17 weeks old .She is generally well behaved around my husband and I , she does occasionally try to mouth or paw at us for attention and we would correct her and then walk away or say 'EH, EH'. She will stop immediately when corrected .
But she is totally different around my father-in-law. She paws at him to the point of scratching him , mouths at his hands , jumps on him . He would yell at her and she would just persist more. My father-in-law adores her and insists that i let her spend time with him on the couch together but this is always what happens when they spend time together.
Also , once when he got up from the couch to get a drink, she pooped on his spot ,on the couch to my horror .And i have also caught her attempting to defecate in his room several times. She never tries to do this anywhere else and she is 90% potty trained .
I do keep a very close eye on her all day long and put her in her crate when i cannot watch her. She is good as gold and then when it is couch time with the father-in-law this happens. The father-in-law is already complaining about her pawing and mouthing at him , it really looks like she is venting on him when she does that.
Should i just not allow puppy to spend time with him on the couch at all ? Is there anyway i can fix this ,my puppy behaves like a brat around him.