Hi I have a severe case of the puppy blues, but I feel, not without good reason. I just want to know if what we’re experiencing is in any way normal, I’ve spoken to friends with dogs and things seem very different. Our puppy (a lovely bouvier) is just over 10 weeks old and we’ve had her for 2 weeks. She was vet checked by the breeder and then I took her to the vet here, all seems fine. However, she still won’t eat normally – she has about 1 of her 3 meals a day (exactly same food as at breeder). She won’t settle at night – my husband sleeps on the kitchen floor, but even that isn’t enough – there is a baby gate in between them. She is very unsure of her crate, though we’ve been doing lots of training with it, so we don’t lock her in it at night – just in the utility room, though the crate is there. My husband encourages her into it throughout the night as she cries and wakes up, but with very short-lived success. She won’t be left to play or sleep on her own (behind the baby gate) during the day, she cries and barks and pants and paces and drinks water even when she can see us in the kitchen. She is incredibly anxious in the car and this is getting worse. Vomiting and pooing within a few minutes and constantly salivating. This is doubly bad as it means that we can’t take her on the school run or anywhere to socialise her as she covers herself in it. She is also proving poor on the housetraining front and today bolted back to the house to go inside! I guess this is possibly to do with feeding – she eats so little so nothing happens immediately after like it normally does. It can take hours. Likewise, if she’s anxious she will just pee. We spoke to a behaviourist today who I hope we’ll be able to book to come round, she said that as she’d had a traumatic journey to get to us (a long ferry trip) and that if she’d never been crated before (which she hadn’t) then this could have been a trigger for this behaviour and that it might have a lasting impact. Is this normal puppy behaviour? It really doesn’t seem it (though its been a very long time since I’ve had a puppy) and we’re seriously wondering whether she should go back to the breeder. If it were just me and my husband, we’d probably persevere, but we have 3 children and she can be a bit barky at them, and having what appears to be an extremely anxious dog seems possibly like a disaster waiting to happen. Though she is good natured in general and easy to train to commands and has already learnt bite inhibition to an extent. Any suggestions? We are so sleep deprived, though on the plus side I've lost half a stone! (Just too worried to eat). Many thanks.