Hi, I’m the proud owner of a beautiful new Labrador puppy. He’s amazing, and I love him to bits. I didn’t expect to feel this way about him. I’d really like a bit of reassurance, I feel like I’m failing at looking after my little friend. I ended up with pneumonia the day after we got him, and I’ve felt lousy ever since. We’ve done well at potty training, he asks to go out. We walk every morning and every evening, not too far about 15 minutes each time so his hips aren’t damaged. We will increase distance a little each month. He loves to go in his crate at night, and he settles down well. We play together at lunch time. His nipping and biting is getting slowly better... I’m worried life with us is too boring! We both work from home, so he can be with us during the days, but all he wants to do in the afternoon is go outside, which we can’t always do... so he roams around and won’t settle down and I start to get a bit flustered. Not sure what to do about that. Also, he gets really agitated when one or other of us leaves. And doesn’t really settle until they come back. Again, not sure what to do to make that better or easier. Our house is not enormous, but he has the kitchen, the dining room and the living room to roam, play and nap in but it’s like he needs more people. Is this something that will calm over the next few months, or do I need to be seriously worried that we are just too full for a dog? Any advice or suggestions is much welcomed! I really want to give this guy a great life with us, and I’m so worried we are getting it all wrong.