hi! i just got my little bundle of joy a few days ago. she is a real angel -- most of the time. first of all, when we brought her home we didn't introduce her to one room at a time.. in fact i feel horrible about this, we just let her run freely, and this is where the problem begins. we live in an apartment, i make sure the main bathroom door is closed, the office door is closed and our bedroom door is closed. the only door open is the laundry room where i've placed her puppy pad and a bed. the first night i brought her home, i tried to get her to sleep in her kennel, but she would just scream to the top of her little lungs.. and i didn't know what to do.. so i would take her out to the living room and let her sleep on me for a bit then i'd sneak her back to her kennel but she'd do it again, and then she did a pee and a poo in her kennel which was not fun to clean at 3AM. after that, i just let her sleep with me in bed that one night but i never slept because i was scared to hurt her. the next 2 nights we would wait til she got sleepy in the evening, then place her on her puppy bed in the laundry room... but then she'd scream for hours non stop, and i'm worried my neighbors in the building can hear her. it was breaking my heart to hear her scream like that, but i know i must leave her there cuz she must understand that it's bedtime during the night.. so i've had to sleep listening to music thru headphones the last few nights... and my husband is starting to get a little impatient with her during the night as he has to go to work early. another thing, the first day i spent with her she would use her puppy pad, and now she wont use it at all!! if she makes an accident on the carpet, i show her that it's not where she is supposed to go and then bring her to her puppy pad.. but she just runs away from it or runs away WITH it in her mouth. she also is very playful but likes to chew on everything and bite, so we bought her a chew toy bone and it helps sometimes but i dont want her to grow up and think biting is okay.. i know she is a puppy and she is just playing, but where do you draw the line? i am really stressed out because i'm not sure i have a good handle on things, i don't know if i'm training properly. is there anyone out there with some advice?? also.. should i feed her at specific times? if i just leave her dish out she'll chow down all the time and then i'm worried she'll go potty everywhere.. i know she needs a bit of structure and routine but she likes to do her own thing and she wont listen. i haven't resulted in yelling at her and i wont hit her, i try and speak with a calm loving voice but she literally will mock me and pee on the carpet right infront of her puppy pad sometimes. i love her to death, but i'm scared i wont be able to bring her up to be the best dog she can be.