After much thought and deliberation, we got a new puppy on the 25th November. We didn’t take this decision lightly as we had a sticky situation last year. We took in a rescue dog and to cut a long story short, things didn't work out- after 2 weeks of settling in, his behavior began to change and he became dangerously aggressive towards my son and we had to let him go. Everyone was devastated, strangely my son in particular as he was actually quite fond of the dog despite the treatment he received! We now have a small breed mix - havanese/shi zu. She is 13 weeks old and we have had her since 7 weeks. I just wondered if anyone else as recently acquired a puppy and maybe we could exchange experiences. Our puppy is quite a sweetheart in the home but is becoming increasingly nervous about some strangers coming into our house. Is this normal? We generally have treats ready for them to give her which generally works but only for the first few mins and then she starts barking again! It’s quite a loud fierce bark too. she is quite happy to have some people over but after a while she starts getting a bit feisty with them and starts to bite at their ankles or shoelaces. I am assuming she wants to play but then she can get into a frenzy and goes a bit mad!! Anyone else have anything similar. Would love to hear what other people are going through - both the positives and negatives. We love her to bits but she can also drive us slightly crazy at times too. It’s not been a walk in the park and its like having a new born over again so far......but we do love her to bits!