Well, I signed up today to do Obedience in 4H. After talking to CreatureTeacher, I was really hoping to be able to 'inter' Blackie in it, so I could socialize him more, but in this book thingy I got it says that any aggression toward other dogs or to people would not be tolorated and the dog would not be able to compete. So I'm going to have to do it with Rose. I'm concerned though, because Rose is really timid (think 'un-socialized Greyhound' timid) and she is a stubborn lil cuss. lol She also doesn't get along well with strange men. I have NO idea why, but she HATES strange men. (ie, any man except Dad.) Soooo......does anybody have any info on socializing a 6yr old, really timid dog, in the middle of winter? Any input would be greatly appriciated.