I came across this forum and have enjoyed reading the posts, and have gained a lot of great information on training from it. My husband and I own Madison (Maddie), a English Springer Spaniel who is almost 5 months old. In the past, we have always owned cockers, but I had to put down my cocker on January 6, 2008, and decided that go with a different breed in the spaniel family. Losing my cocker was one of the hardest things I ever went through. She was 12 years old. Maddie has brought much joy into our lives and starts obiedence school on Saturday, and will be spayed in the next few weeks. Now if we could learn about controlling puppy biting and counter surfing, life would even better. I just thought I would post an introduction, as I would like to start joining in on the conversations.