Have the go ahead from management to acquire a dog (target breed is a cocker in black or liver)
The fly in the ointment is my 6 year old who is a little nervous around dogs initially, fine after the initial intro (we have dog sat numerous times for weeks on end and she is happy to play with them, feed them and sit in their beds once over the initial intrusion!)
She is also mildly allergic to some breeds of dogs and horses (few sneezes and itchy face, subsides quickly,nothing major)
I am hoping to introduce her to a very small puppy so she can see it first hand, get used to the idea and critically see if she reacts.
If it works then I would be looking to acquire one at the usual age
Does anyone know of anyone with a litter or one on the way within a reasonable radius of Edinburgh who may be willing to take part in some "conditioning"!?