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Middle Class Dog Weighed Down By Family’s Growing Expectations

Five month old Cavoodle Horatio Stockwell was this morning wondering if he’d ever live up to his family’s expectations.

Already behind at dog school, and still making the occasional toilet mistake, he said the extension classes on Thursday evenings were actually making things worse, not better.

“It’s stressful; I’m fucking up all the time. It’s all I think about. That, and the play-date with the chocolate Lab next door on Monday mornings,” Horatio said this morning, adding “There’s a lot of pressure on me to shine”.

The Stockwell family said Horatio just needed some time to adapt to his new routine. “We’re willing to pay for any extra classes or additional help and support Horatio might need,” a spokesperson for the family said.

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