Clingy Springer Spaniel Pup

by Jo Hiscock

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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Aug 04, 2017
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by: Anonymous

Welcome to the world of Springers. Yes, they are clingy and very loyal. They love you more than life itself. We have one male springer as a puppy and took him to a dog trainer, which made a world of difference for his behavior. We followed thru with the training that we had gotten from trainer. We love the breed so much that we got another puppy who is female. They are soooo bonded! They keep each other company and we feel better when leaving the house because they have each other. Springers are so lovey and always attached at your hip. They are quite the characters at times. Knowing that they are Velcro dogs suits us just fine. You will be OK. Just do your research on the breed. You sound like a caring mommy for your fur kid. Good luck!

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