The way Canine Familiar has been changed is kinda cute. It feels somewhat like a weak ancestor, with the -dog status, which is fun.
Except for the part where it times out. It lasts long enough that you can easily summon it and then get back the mp before you start a fight, but actually playing that way slows down the game too much.
It is frustrating, where I imagine the spell was designed not to be so frustrating.