Shadow is driving me mad. She is being so naughty, I say naughty, I suppose she's not really, shes just being a puppy, but man, she's really doing my head in!! Yesterday my family visited and she was quite hyper, which I understand completely, she's never had that many people visiting at once, (my mam, gran, sister, auntie and cousin!) and she's a puppy, they made a fuss, my auntie had bought her a shoe shaped raw hide, and she was quietly chewing that. Then she started getting bitey, and I explained that everyone should say "no biting! move away and ignore her. Which they did, except for my poor gran, who is blind and when she went to smooth shadow, shadow bit her, only playfully, but it still hurts, so I put her out the kithcen for a time out. She behaved as I expected really when every one was there, excited, jumpy and, well like a puppy. It was after they all left, when she started grating on my nerves, she started going mental. Running round, barking, biting. Fair enough I thought, leave her calm down for a while, she's had a lot of excitment. But after a while the biting (my slippers and pant legs) started really annoying me, then she managed to jump up on my coffee table and knock a pint glass of soad eveywhere, fair enough I thought, I should have put i higher up, then as I try to go get paper towels, shes running in it licking it up, I tell her "no" but for some reason she seems deaf to that word! Odd that. So I get paper towels to mop up, I start moppin up, she starts biting my hand. I put the paper towels on the coffee table so I can rip some more off and she graps that and starts trailing it all of the living room. Im sorry to say at this point I flipped, it was all to much for me and I roared, I mean I have never screamed so loud in alll my life "NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO", I sounded like a lion. And shadow scarped, ran away, tail between her legs, and hid under my video cabinet. Completely my fault, but I just lost it, I couldn't take it any more, has any one else ever done that. I tell you what I'm really reconsidering ever having kids, if I cant cope with a puppy, how could I cope with a screaming baby? Any way, shadow stayed under the coffe table, and wouldn't come over to me when I called her. Then half hour later my partner came home and she was all over him like a rash. Then she fell asleep, and she woke up and she was fine. Im worried I've caused a serious damage to our bond, like she doesnt trust me any more. Help? What can I do I feel so guilty now, but then when I think how she was behaving I start getting mad again? Its not her fault, and I've never suffered with my temper before, I've never had one, always kept things to myself, maybe thats it, maybe all my bottled up rage is now surfacing. I feel a bit better now I've got that out, but I still feel guilty about yesterday.