If your married, what part if any does your wife play in your dogs? Mine doesnt hunt or run with me but she'll check on my dogs when Im gone and make sure theyre fed and watered but thats about it. She's the socializing expert though. She'll take a whole litter of pups and bring em in the house and let em run wild and play with em and get em started on puppy chow. I havent raised a shy pup yet and I think she's a pretty big reason for it. The closest she's ever come to griping about my dogs is asking me one time if I had any idea how much money I had spent on dogs in a years time. I told her no and that I didnt want to know either. :smack: I talked her into going to Missouri with me next weekend for a field trial. I doubt she'll spend much if any time at the trial but if the roads are good she's gonna keep my truck and do a little shoppin' in Springfield or Branson (maybe theyll be just a little bit slick ray. She's mostly just going for the ride and to get away for the weekend and spend some time with me (her words).