Hi, I am also new to this forum and also a new owner of a 11 week old black lab. I totally empathise with what you are saying, the first week home was sooo stressful. I work in a school and so are off at the moment but had to go in today for a few hours, I was ringing home ever 10 mins the kids just to see if she was alright. We have just started walking her this week, she does not like the cars etc - any tips, I think I am going to sit outside our house with her so she can just watch the cars go by, it's not a hugely busy road but we do have to cross one to get to the park. I also want to get it right, it is so reassuring having this site to be able to talk to other people.