Adopted 1-28-2011)  Autumn is a small, 2-3 year old chocolate cocker brought to us from a shelter in western Illinois.  She is very friendly and affectionate, and from the first day in our house, she became accustomed to the other dogs and our routines.  Autumn strives to please, and tries to follow all the directions given to her.  She barks only when other dogs around her are barking.  She is quite calm inside the house, but loves to romp outside, especially in the snow.  It appears that Autumn has never been an only dog in a house, so she still has some issues with letting us know when she needs to go out.  She will gladly go out with the other dogs, and understands what she needs to do though.  She is crate trained.