Firstly i want to say i love my pup to bits and it was a decision i didnt make lightly in getting him.
However this past few months have been hell. I knew it was going to be hard work but nothing could have prepared me for how it was. Merlin is an 8 month old cocker spaniel. He is crazy. He would never sit still for more than 2 seconds, he jumped up, the whined, cried, barked, knocked the kids down, chased the cats and did his business where he fancied. Tonight i was sitting on the sofa and he totters through with his toy, jumps onto the sofa, curls up with his head on my knee and fell asleep. This has never happened before (apart from when he was a tiny puppy). So i have had a very nice evening snuggled on the sofa with a very well behaved pup. I think i love him even more now
that sounds fab. i don't think anyone could explain how much hard work it is. we've been lucky with our labrador but even then she's been slow to potty train, is over excited when she sees dogs and strangers and pulls dreadfully. when we first go her, she had constant diarrhoea and caused me an immense amount of worry.
But on the other side, she's happy, friendly, normally calm, doesn't bark a lot, and is a bit of a stunner. we've all fallen in love with her despite my dh pretending otherwise.
let's hope this is the start of a positive road. is he a working or a show cocker?