I have noticed with training Sheila, unlike other dogs I have had, I get frustrated sometimes. All my past dogs were definetly not as powerful or intimidatin of a breed. Had labs, yorkies, and several mixers and always wanted a pit, AB or staffy. Well finally an adult (body wise anyways) :twisted: I finally have my own house own rules, wonderful fiance and Sheila completes the circle. I am not looking for advice maybe just some shared opinions or experiences. Well after doing the research and getting the history on bully breeds, what many go to in order to keep there dogs legal and save many dogs from death, I figure as well have to do my part and make sure Sheila represents the breed as a well mannered, obedient and gentle (as gentle as a bully can be) dog. I have gotten many compliments when I take her to petsmart for toy shopping and put her down and stay and people walk by and she just looks at them but usually complies with my command impressing the onlookers, especially when waiting in line. Her training is coming along good, she catches on quickly and is eager to please (most of the time) Here comes the rub, sometimes with the nipping, not listening, or just plain ignoring I get very frustrated and even see her at times as that disobedient child. I just wonder if anyone has had this same frustration, kinda like you want your dog to be the best, train hard, listen at all times, stay in that spot and forget at times she is just a puppy. That is what I realized today, she is just a puppy who needs my guidance and patience and everything else should fall in to place. Sometimes you get caught up in the I gotta ignore this behavior, encourage that behaviour, go over this command, walk her for this long etc...... and just forget to enjoy your puppy. This evening between nipping tantrums, we just sat lazily on the sofa, had my face licked clean, some sleepy drool on my chest, and was glad and proud to have my puppy.