For all those who offered such good advice and support when I confessed my problems bonding with my puppy, I thought you'd like to know that I am nearly there! It's taken over 4 weeks, and I wouldn't say I love him yet, but I DO like him now! Something just changed overnight, and all of a sudden I was looking at him fondly instead of wishing I'd never got him! We're teaching him commands, and are planning some ridiculous and pointless "party tricks" - he seems to like placing his paw against our palms when we hold our hand up to him, so we're teaching him to "Gimme 5!" He looks so cute doing it. I just thank God I stuck it out, it was awful while it lasted, but at least now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and know that love will come. Thank you everyone!