and just a side note on readen. she has been having a hard time being obedient - like any child! so today we put the "shock" collar on her that goes with our wireless dog fence. she is going to learn to stay in the yard. i'm hoping this will reign her in a bit. she is too old to not be more obedient & easier to deal with. she is a beautiful dog & i dont want her to be ruined by not being well behaved......so we are trying.