Remember Oscar? He’s the handsome young chocolate Lab we delivered to John in Spain a few months ago.

He’ll be a year old very soon, so as we were passing, we decided to call in and see if there was any birthday cake going.

Oscar confided that he has started training John and it seems to be going well. Oscar does feel, however, that John sometimes has trouble keeping up and that this is holding him back. But Oscar is determined to keep up the good work in the hope he’ll soon have John doing everything exactly as he would like it.

Oscar originally came from France, so he particularly enjoyed a recent holiday there that involved plenty of picnics and swimming in lakes.

Is there any truth in the saying that owners and their dogs grow more alike?