Clingy Springer Spaniel Pup

by Jo Hiscock
(Wales)

I have a 12 week ESS pup, I have had her for 3 days

We have bonded so well she is glued to my ankle, she is very brave in the garden exploring and also very inquisitive and clever, she knows her name and will recall for me
I have read I must start young to leave them for short periods so they get used to being on their own.
For the last 3 days I have been with her constantly other than at night when she sleeps alone in the kitchen (without problem other than a few cries at the start), this morning left for the first time with my husband for 2 hours whilst I went out , she pined
I just tried being upstairs for a while and left her with a treat stuffed kong. The kong was untouched.
Is it too early to try this practice.?
I am flattered she has bonded so well but am worried she will not become independent and will cling
She cannot go out yet, only had her first vaccination yesterday, again the vet did not phase her, nothing does so far if I am with her
Would appreciate others guidance on this point, otherwise she is unbelievably bright and advanced
Thank You


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