Okay first question...in breed threads I couldn't find " American Staffordshire". Basically the UK Staffie with longer legs and sleeker build. But back to Sophie...Neurotics R Us, my poor girl, pee'd my daughter's bed again last night. Plus after I was almost sound asleep she growled at my husband. A background is that hubby has nights when he might not get home till 3am...maybe later. I obviously go to sleep first and the dogs sprawl around me. Callie even in deep sleep, anyone tells him to move and he crawls down. Sophie...not so much...the question is what would be the most effective command? Mama is asleep, hubby is disabled to the point where he can't really sound scary anymore. How to get a serious tone with her? I'm thinking just slapping a magazine next to her. But will she charge in fear or cower? Difficult situation, they respect me. Callie is great with anyone except male strangers. Sophie has always been a nutjob across the board and now she's old too.