I've got to the point where I thought last night....was I wrong to get a dog? Suki isn't bad, she's textbook puppy, I just don't know if I'm handling her right, and worrying if I've bitten off more than I can chew. So guys, give me some help here, with all your expertise!! 1. Chasing my toddler and nipping- only happens in the garden, I've tried explaining to my daughter that she shouldn't run and let the pupy chase her, but she thinks it's a great game. My solution is not to let them out in the garden together for the time being. Good idea/bad idea? opinions please? Alternative options? 2. Crate, when we put her in it, she whines for 30 seconds and then will sleep. She won't go into it (not on her own initiative) during the day, preferring to sleep under the chairs/table. Should we enforce "If you wanna sleep, you do it in the crate", will it set her crate training back if allow her to sleep outside of the crate during the day? We feed her in her crate and give her lots of treats and don't abandon her in there, so I hope that there aren't any negative associations, is this behaviour par for the course? 3.She has started getting cheeky and refusing to come back in after she toilets. She just lies down and starts pulling up moss. When she does this, even a treat won't lure her half the time, so we resort to picking her up and carrying her (which annoys her) and isn't really very practical. (She's a GSD). Should we start putting her out on the longline and starting recall? She is still getting used to her collar and only wears it for short periods when we're doing little minute sessions with the clicker. All in all things are going well, we've nicknamed her the piranha, she does a kind of guerrilla warfare on us, by hiding under the chairs, coming out to attack our feet, hands, tug my hair, and then runs back under another chair, waiting for her opportunity to strike again. It's hard not to laugh at her! If we could start helping the above things, she would be the PERFECT puppy. How much wishful thinking is that Any help/advice is greatly appreciated, thanks for taking the time to read, I know this is very long!