That's what you got him for. But there's a difference in Loving them to Pieces and spoiling them.
With Charlie I had to start out with "you can trust me, I won't hurt you."
Then we progressed to petting, then really cuddling, and now we are at who is the boss really. He is really learning a lot. I was concerned that at 5 years or so we couldn't teach him "rules and regulations" but somehow, he just gets it. SOOOOOoooo sweet.When my neighbor stopped by yesterday she had never seen him. Charlie stood back till she sat down, then came over and looked at her with those big eyes, and she spoke to him and he wagged his tail and it was all over. She gave him permission to get on the couch and he was in her lap and looking up into her eyes and she wanted to take him home with her. I had missed that sooooo much since Flossie left us. He has that "I absolutely adore you" look like she had.
You will get there with Watson too. He is going to be a wonderful little guy.
My little dog.......
a heartbeat at my feet......