Thank you, everyone. I don't know why, but it seems like the more difficult a dog is, the closer you become to them, at least for me. It's hard to explain, but as a teacher I know the kids I remember being the closest to and remember the most are the children that had major problems, usually behavior problems. Since I taught special ed, I have had a lot of behavior problems to work with and through over the years. I've had the perfect heart dog, a collie that did obedience, herding and therapy work with. Shana had so many behavioral issues and yet she was a heart dog as well. It was a joy to train one, a necessity to train the other, but the end result was the same, a close knit bond.