I have two dogs. The one Stanley is about a year and 3 months old (brussels griffon/min. poodle mix) and the other Story is about 6 months old (Irish-wolfhound/shepherd mix). Story is doing wonderfully with picking up commands, but she is pushy with me. Story will walk over to me and play bite me. I do not like her teeth touching my skin. I have read to say "OUCH!", "NO!" or yelp really loud. Ouch is my word of choice. Yelping made her want to bite me more. I have tried to turn my back to her after saying ouch so she doesn't get any attention, but she then bites me again. So I say ouch again and leave the room until I think she calms down. Once in a while she will get a 5 minute time out in he kennel. I don't just SAY ouch by the way. I make is loud and short. So to startle her. Is there anything else I can do to stop her from mouthing?? Stanley on the other hand seems to try and be incontrol of everything all the time. He chases the cats out of the room that I am in or tries to chase them away from me when they want attention. I don't let him get away with him. I tell him NO and then grab the cat and let the cat do what he pleases. I don't feel that it is fair for the cats to get attention when Stanley gives the OK. I am the one who gives the OK. We have had Story for about a month now and Stanley tries to the top dog. He bites her and growls at her when she is doing something he doesn't want her to be doing, like walking past him or if he is laying near her and she tries to get up. I have tried different advice for becoming the "leader", but it doesn't get through to him. Is there anything that I can try that is proven to be affective? Sorry this got long, but I would like to know so I can handle the situation properly.