Ruby is getting older and, according to Doberluv's post, starting to reach that age where she is going to rebel, forget her training etc etc. The problem I have is that she doesn't view me as being alpha female of the family. She definitely has no problem with Max being the boss, she does everything he says. But she constantly pushes my buttons, is naughty and tries to test her boundaries all the time with me. It is a real power struggle at the moment and one I am afraid I might be losing. I don't believe in yelling, hitting or intimidating (and neither does Max, by the way) but sometimes she only responds if you really startle her into it. I've never laid a hand on her but I have yelled at her - I think that is pointless and doesn't work, and I'm looking for some advice on how to get our little pack hierarchy in the right order. Can anyone help?