Hello from Lake Superior.
After 4 1/2 months together, I can say that this English cocker spaniel is a revelation to me. Absolutely great, perfect for what I want and need.
She is amenable, tractable, optimistic, playful, social, communicative, affectionate, loyal, and her orange coat is just beautiful.
We have worked with fetching stuffed animals, then balls, then dummies…and soon will be on live birds (I’ve got a couple doves in my chicken coop. We’ve learned basic commands and are responding to the whistle. I introduced her to the sound of the .22 while retrieving and she is unphased by it. She has shown a good nose for the dummies I throw into the tall grass and brush.
And she started swimming on her own a couple of weeks ago, so we spend a lot of time in the water.
Thanks for everything.