I'm having a hard time wording my question... My 3 month old puppy is already very headstrong. She wants to do what she wants to do and isn't particularly interested in what I want to do, or whether I'm even around. She rarely looks at me (even though we've spent a LOT of time on "look at me" exercises) and does not come to me for affection, period. She crawled into my lap once while I was on the floor, but that's it in the month that I've had her. She sleeps away from where I'm sitting and if I move towards her or walk by and pet her, she'll usually move away. When she does interact with me, she bites me. Playfully, usually. She uses her mouth and teeth on me constantly despite the many, many, many techniques I have used to try to stop that. She will, on the odd occassion, turn and snap at me if I physically move her away from something she wants to be doing (like chewing something she shouldn't) or if I put her in her crate when she's not particularly tired - she'll turn and bite me as I'm trying to put her in. I've spent a LOT of time working on getting her to pay attention to me, and she will if I have something she wants, but if she's laying on the floor calmly and I say "Nova!" nine times out of ten she won't even raise her eyes to acknowledge me. She's not pushy in most other ways. She doesn't barge ahead of me (though she is quite pushy on leash - either making me drag her or racing ahead and not acknowledging me when I stop moving). She doesn't guard her food or toys. She is VERY friendly with other people, climbing all over them and wagging her tail ferociously. She doesn't wag her tail with me and she doesn't play with me. Well, without biting constantly and hard. I am TRYING not to be offended that my STUPID dog doesn't appear to like me AT ALL. But, as I'm sure you can tell, it's very hard. We are in puppy classes and we can have a trainer come to the house, but I don't think that she will act this way when other people are around. She gets very animated and friendly with others. I do all the stuff from Nothing in Life is Free. She will grudgingly sit (ONLY facing away from me) to have her leash put on, etc. Ok, I guess it was part a rant and part a question. Help? Ideas?