Look, ther is no dog like the APBT and never will be! You must be patient with these animals at all times and you will be rewarded greatly. My newest puppy has the persona of someone that has been here before. He hates to be held, on the furniture, and harrassed. but at the sametime, he is a ball of energy when we go outdoors. Try other APBT and see how that works out for you. sometimes your own kind is the only kind!