Hi everybody, We live in Lowestoft, Suffolk. We have had Merlin our shetland sheepdog since August 2010. I used to have a sheltie when I was younger. They are the most gorgeous dogs ever. I went down to see Merlin when he was only 5 days old then went back four weeks later (he was so sweet). We brought him home in his dog crate - he had a really rough journey being sick, weeing and pooing, felt sorry for him. The breeder said for us to keep him in the back. He settled in very quickly - started puppy training classes in October 2010. Merlin has passed his bronze kennel club now working to silver. Dog Training Classes have been very useful to us. Helping us with persistant barking (excitable/nervous). Merlin has greatly improved. I would like to do agility with him but our dog training class said this would not help his barking. Merlin does not get left very often - we have taken him camping (loved this), he goes into town with me when my children are with me - would never leave him outside a shop - scared he would get taken! He was been on a train and bus. Hoping to take him on holiday with us this year "Lake Distict" a possibilty.