//aw, lots of dogs are very "soft". there are lots of dogs, who just can not bear rejection, "no", correction, etc.// I am learning that. I never had a soft dog before. I haven't had allot of dogs, but the ones I have had have had attitude; and I have secretly liked it. I had my Basset Hound Frannie for almost 14 years; she was our dog before we got Veronica. I remember one time Fran had done something she wasn't supposed to; and I was verbally scolding her and wagging my finger in her face....and she reached over and bit my finger. Not hard, hard, but she caught a hangnail and drew a little blood. She didn't get in trouble for that, and I know it was a problem behavior and I shouldn't have had to leave the room so she didn't see me laugh, and that behavior should not have made me laugh.... but I guess I am just used to dogs with a little chutzpah! Tending to Veronica and all her tender emotions can be...draining sometimes! But Veronica never in a million, thousand years would ever dream of even trying to bite your finger...so I guess that's a good thing!