Well, she must have realized that she needed to shape up or be shipped out because she has finally started to get her act together. In her defense, I think her bad behaviors were just part of being a really young puppy and we needed to give her a little time before judging her so harshly. We adopted Piper from our local shelter, thinking she was about 4 months old at the time. When we took her to our vet and to a dog trainer, they both agreed that she was much younger.
Anyway, we now have her enrolled in weekly puppy classes (working on basics like sit and stay). She has made drastic improvements on house training and she is much more affectionate. Chewing is still a big issue but we are working on that, as well. We still have a long way to go, but Piper is finally fitting into our family!
She is pretty cute, don't ya think? (Here she is, "sitting" for me. She has that command down rather well)