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We have been incredibly lucky with our Cocker's....Maggie was my DH's dog...she loved him best and I like to say tolerated the rest of us...but she really did love us too...she was good with kids and although was a bit lazy would go for a hike happily. Emma is more energetic and sweet as the day is long, she is a bit leery of strangers but never growls and would not hurt a flea. My kitties are all really affectionate, although it takes Grace a while to warm up to strangers where Maddy thinks everyone is here to see her. Claire is a special case, we think she has autism, and I don't say this lightly. She loves everyone but has such interesting habits and quirks...we rescued her from the humane society at 8-9 months of age, she lived in a cage from birth, being born there and we think perhaps this has affected her. But we love her and she is happy with Adam.
I think I'm lucky to be getting a puppy...I know it will be a lot of work, but the pay off is worth the sleepless nights and constant training. My hope is by a year we can start to sit back and enjoy our efforts, and I know training never ends, but with the right foundation the rewards are great.