Hi all I am joining your group in the hopes for some much needed advice. I am the new owner of a male yellow lab named Bailey. He is only a few weeks right now, but I would like to have some idea what I am getting into before I bring him home on March 29th. Until now I have only had experience raising a Yorkshire terrier, who is my mother's dog, and well she did not turn out to be the most obedient dog. I am wanting to know what are some of the better puppy schools, what are some of the more informative books to read and where do I even begin with making sure he does not eat any of my shoes? I have heard horror story after the next about the destruction a lab can do and I really want to raise a dog that will not send me into an early grave! I am really looking forward to hearing some of your experiences and advice!!! Till next time..Amanda
Hi all I am joining your group in the hopes for some much needed advice. I am the new owner ... into an early grave! I am really looking forward to hearing some of your experiences and advice!!! Till next time....Amanda

Hi, Amanda!
Here's as good a place as any to start:
http://www.mysmartpuppy.com/about/brian-kilcommons.html

And these are some articles to get you going:
http://www.mysmartpuppy.com/ask-us/articles.html
And this is a very good book:
http://www.mysmartpuppy.com/viewitemdetail.do?method=viewItem&id=5&NavCatId=0

Good luck!

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