i just thought i would offer a little light at the end of the (very dark) tunnel to those who are despairing at puppy and teenage problems......i was (and sometimes still am!!) that person who thought their pup was more problematic than most and lexie truely tried my patience and i wondered was i cut out for having a dog from 8wks of age (my posts over the past 10mths prove it!). I know its not a huge achievement but last night she passed her bronze award and i know that with more time and effort she can go further, hopefully! she was just a year old 2weeks ago so i know i still have a lot of work to do on the teenage phase she is going through. There were times when she seemed like her goal in life was to chew my hand off and slowly but surely she is maturing into a lovely dog who i hope will be part of our family for a very long time.