Like many Bella and I are best friends in the field and at home. When she was young she wasn’t really connecting with me or my wife. She just wanted to do what she wanted. We worked on our training almost everyday. When she was 8 months old we went on our first pheasant hunt. She knew what to do but there was no connection still. A month later we headed for our first ND hunt. And it was amazing. She did great and it was like a switch for her. When we got home she was a different dog. From this point on we became best buds. She now wants to be petted and loved. And when I’m gone she is happy to see me come home. The bond between man and his dog is almost equal to man and wife.