If you do leave pup with other people, make sure everyone is using the same words and setting the same standards. For instance, if she is not allowed on your furniture, it will confuse her if allowed on the other household's furniture. Same with being fed from the table or being allowed to bark at the window. With words, a common mistake is when people want a dog to get off something, so they say "Down" which of course means lie down. This results in one confused dog which is sometimes referred to as stubborn or stupid. It is easy peasy to teach a dog the difference between "off" (get off) and "down" (lie down) but some folk just do not 'get it'.