I have been looking for a chocolate lab since I quit flying. It took some time to convince my husband that we needed a puppy. Thank heaven for facebook- my friend Joni posted a video of the puppies that were born across the street from her. She gave me the phone number and we went to see them. There were 11 puppies- one boy and 10 girls! They were a squirming sea of black shiny pups. The mother was calm and sweet. The family was wonderful and it was obvious that these puppies and their mother were loved and cared for very well.
We went to Petco and spent a million dollars on all the stuff we “needed.” We ordered the Kindle version and the hard copy of –The Art of Raising a Puppy by The Monks of New Skete from Amazon. My friend Cricket has the most amazing well trained dogs and this is what they used. We have been crate training her and she is super smart and catching on very quickly to potty training. The first week was hard- and I feel like I have barely left home but I can already see how wonderful this training system is.