Sigh! I am very sad and frustrated today. Emily will be 5 months old on the 10th of October. I adore her and she is sooo cute and wonderful....usually. She still gets really nippy and growly when we try to move her from somewhere. Today when we were out she almost bit my pregnant babysitter when she and her husband tried to get her off the couch (Emily knows them both well, they are not strangers to her). I started to use a throw on the couch for Emily as her cue for when it is ok to be there but the growling and biting make me so upset. Second, I am having a heck of a time with her and my three year old son. She jumps and nips at him almost every time she is with him. I think it's still in play but she can hurt him now that she is bigger. I have to keep her shut in her pen whenever he is around! That is not how I hoped to have a loved family pet! I tried to train her today to sit when he is running around - he did as I said when I bribed him with gummy bears- luckily I didn't give him the liver treats! But she just doesn't seem to get it! My husband keeps telling me not to worry so much since she is still a puppy but she is growing so fast. Please tell me if this is still normal for her age and I will take any more suggestions!! And thanks to whoever has read this entire thing- sorry it's so long!