When I first met Hattie she was an innocent, playful but nippy little puppy. She’s a black working Cocker Spaniel with long, curly ears and soft, velvet paws. On a good day she won’t tug on the lead, jump up on the table when we’re eating or dig up the flowers but on a bad day she does all of those things! To escape her snappy jaws I ran up the stairs or climbed on the sofa. When she’s being particularly naughty I tell her to go to her bed and tell her firmly not to do it again.
A few days after I met her there was an incident in the park. Hattie chased some female deer while I shouted at her to stop. Fortunately, a few minutes later I managed to catch her and attach her to the lead. I couldn’t stay cross with her for too long because of the way she snuggled up to me and licked me all over the face. What a funny dog!