I have a question about what *might* be a troublesome personality issue with Maggie. At this point I'm not overly concerned as it doesn't show itself often.......just when she gets really riled up. Now I get down and play with my puppies. I mean I really play with them. I won't let them "wrestle" me per se, but I'll do it with the hedgehog toy because it mimics puppies playing together. I do tug o war, but Maggie is only interested when it's a sock. LOL So not been much of that. So.......when she gets riled, she gets this rip roaring growl going on (surprised me in a puppy so young) and anything is fair game at that point. I'm the preferred target. Now I realize she's playing, but she's also doing some skin damage and it hurts to say the least. Getting her to stop is almost impossible once she turns it on. The term "fired up" comes to mind. I had to just spank her on the nose to get her to stop. A light spanking didn't work. She got a pretty good swat. Made her cry, made me feel like a horrible Mommy. I don't like to spank my furbabies. But she took a chunk out of my hand. Ok a small chunk, but I don't want her doing that to the grands. And I know if a pup gets too rough with mom, she'll "spank" them with a nip. Still, I prefer not to spank. This morning it was her soccer ball that started it. That and she has some built up energy because she had to stay in her crate a bit more than normal. I thought playing with her ball would help burn it off, and she was doing good, then went frenzied on me, came after me instead of the ball and wound up with her nose spanked. Any other ideas to help her realize she's gone too far/too rough in her play? I suppose I could pop her into her crate for a few minutes of time out..........but she's gotten to where she likes it, I'm not ready to use it as a time out area just yet. Her attention span isn't long enough to *just take the ball away* or something. She only plays with it a short while before moving on to something else anyway.