Okay, when I told you guys I got two pups at the same time....you knew you'd hear me asking for help soon enough, right? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif It's been a busy week. My dad had two heart attacks, my dear friends 2 month old baby died, and my daughter fell and fractured her arm in 2 places. Needless to say things are busy and more busy at my house. I have not exercised the pups as much as I've needed to due to the above events. I have noticed that they bark like mad non stop when I am not right in the room with them. Do you think it's a not enough exercise situation? I'm sure that's a contributing factor at least. I've left Kongs and toys and chewies to help entertain when I couldn't be right with them. Please share your advice and experience with me. Otherwise they are doing pretty fantastic...just a noisy bunch!!! Thanks everybody!!