I am a little upset with Lacey. Today she was laying on the carpet chewing her pigear. I walked by her and she growled at me and tried to hide her pigear under her body. I took the pigear from her and told her it was mine and I could take it anytime I wanted to. I keep it for about 15 minutes on the desk with it hanging over the top so she could she it but not get it. Keep touching it and ignoring her. I gave it back to her and 5 minutes later took it from her again...no growling this time. I am going to start taking her toys and chewies out of her mouth when she is playing with them to show her I am the boss. Is this a good ideal? Anyone else had this problem? She also barked at my husband the other night when he was getting into bed...she and I were sound asleep and he woke her up. Ever since then my husband has purposely been waking her up to show her he is the boss. Lacey is now 8 months old and she is starting to go through the "teenage years."