Purchasing and adding a puppy to your life is a major undertaking for the first year and into the second year. The number one reason dogs have behaviour problems is due to poor training and a lack of socialization. Unless you are an experienced dog owner, it is incredibly important to hire a professional trainer, either in the form of private lessons or group lessons, and commit to continuous training for the first 18 months of your dog's life. Do not wait until you are having problems. Prevention is key in raising a dog correctly. Your dog is a product of what you make him/her. Do yourself, your family and your dog a favour and really "get into" training. There's a lot that you can do in the first months!!! This is one of the reasons Moonstruck Bernedoodles come with extensive training manuals and video. Your time is limited and your socialization oportunities are important. These early months make or break the dog of your dreams!