My husband and I adopted a 10 month old female puppy 3 weeks ago from a young couple who did not have time for her. We are retired and lost our beloved dog last year and decided it was time for a new pet. She is part Husky, Cocker Spaniel, Australian Cattle plus a mix. The former owner had a DNA done on her. The good qualities about her, she is house-trained, sleep well (with us) and is eating. The negative items is she goes into a what call a "snit"....when we are eating or at the table she barks at us, jumps on us, growls and tries to bite us. We have tried to sweet talk her, tried harsh voice with her, try to pet her and calm her, put her in the bathroom for 5 minutes, put her outside....nothing is working. She is hyper and loves to run around. We have a fenced in yard, built her a dog house, walk her every day (not very good on the leash and doesn't like other dogs), play ball with her and then every now and then she goes into this "snit". At this time, professional training is not available (because of the crisis), and my husband feels we can get control, it will just take time. When she's not in her "snit", she's lovable and funny. Any suggestions?