Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: No training
Posted October 5, 2016
Heart-meltingly adorable to look at, as a youngster this pup loved to play. But most games led to nipping, and eventually I had to give her a sound bite (no pun intended) on her long silky ear. A quick learner, as cockers tend to be, she only had to hear the words "I'll bite you" to swiftly re-consider nipping.
Harder to cure was her severe jealousy. As far as that mutt was concerned, I was exclusively her Mum, and my two human children were growled at when they came near. If I sat on the sofa to watch TV, she clamped herself to my lap.
With age, she became increasingly greedy, her best feat being to drag a 3 kilo bag of uncooked rice from the kitchen through a cat flap and into the garden where she ate a sizeable quantity of the grains. She was lucky to survive. We found a black and white barrel-on-legs the next day, and had to rush her to the vet's office.