AAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! I am so frustrated with Bo right now. I still love him very much, but I can't get him to listen to anything. I know he isn't deaf because he looks at me and his ears perk up when I speak to him. He just flat out ignores me. I can sit on the floor and pat my legs and do the puppy calling noise, call his name in a high pitched voice, everything imaginable and he will just sit and stare at me with his head cocked to the side, then when I quit calling his name he runs and pounces on me. Same thing with going out to potty. He will not come back in until I quit asking him to, then he hops up on the porch and runs in. It's like he has to do things on his time. I don't know how to let him know that I am the boss, not him. He just sits down and stares all the time. Is he acting this way on purpose, is he not very smart. Could he be deaf if he perks his ears and looks when a sound is made? I'm so confused and frustrated. I want to teach him what he needs to know, I want him to be a happy healthy dog. I don't want to fail him. I know that it is my responsibility to teach him what he needs to know, but I'm dumbfounded... Help please.