A small glimmer maybe. So my little Sophie - now 5 months - has been a lot since the beginning. I've had 2 other goldens in my lifetime - one of which was a therapy dog but nothing like my Sophie. I feel like I went into this thinking - I've had goldens before - I've got this! Karma said - hold my beer! All the usual tactics that work for biting, chewing, jumping up etc were not working on Sophie. Anyway - long story short, we are seeing a bit of light. Little things clicking, but still we have a long way to go. I still have her on a leash in the house, usually tethered because she is either grabbing things off the counters, chewing on furniture, chasing my cats (which actually landed me in the ER with a strain/microtears to my hamstring trying to sprint across the kitchen to grab her while she has pinned one of my cats and missed work for a few days), biting/nipping us and tearing clothes or leaving us with bleeding hands. Also - just wanted to say I have gotten up 3 times trying to post this - she has chased the cat (now in her crate for 5 min) and chewed on the table leg and stole papers she could reach on the desk - she is now tethered to the post in the kitchen. She has plenty of chew toys, kongs, stuffed toys. I feel like the only way to really distract her is with a food distraction until we can walk or throw a ball in the yard. I know there are others in my predicament that are feeling this way, so I just want to say stick with basic commands and hone those. They really help in the long run. Treats/food are goldens currency so use it. It will get better. I am trying to stay positive that all this hard work will turn my Sophie into a well behaved girl.