But he's slowly come out of his shell, helped in no small part by Brook, the 6 mth old Cocker who is also staying for a month's training. Unlike Brook, I'm pleased to say that Dexter doesn't like laying in front of the fire!
Fran's little Cocker Maddy and my Clumber pup Tilly have all contributed as well. The socialisation that Dexter has been experiancing with the other dogs has been so good for him.
Dexter likes to roam from the utilty room through into the living room. While other dogs tend to favour being near the fire in the evening, or close to my feet, for Dexter the knowledge of where I am is sufficient.