We have had our dog for just about 7 weeks and I am so worn out! I am a dog person. I loved our old dog for her entire 10 years but this dog we adopted is so naughty! I just want to give up. She is 9 months old (now 10 months) and an owner surrender. She constantly nips at us and the children (ages 5 & 7), she jumps on us when we are walking by or have food. I'm talking all out run and lunge. She has jumped on our tables with all four feet like a goat. She cannot be left unattended for one minute! I'm working on getting her to walk better on a leash but that's not going well. We have a trainer who has come to our house to work with our family 2 times and we have already paid for and scheduled 4 more visits. I'm hoping that when school starts in two weeks we will have a stricter routine but I just don't like this dog. She's not mean, but she's not sweet. She can't just cuddle next to us. I'm at my wit's end. I feel like I cannot do this for another 10-15 years with her. I'd rehome her if my husband weren't such a saint. He isn't super fond of her either but says we can't give her away. My children are too little to be much help but my daughter tries. Please tell me that with work it gets better? I would never put her back in the shelter but isn't it possible that she just isn't the right one for our family? I'm so heartbroken that I feel this way towards her. I'm such an awful person, I know.