So you want a puppy . . .

Please know first and foremost that we want each of our puppies to have a safe and happy home.

First-time puppy parents need to realize how time consuming raising a puppy can be. We highly recommend you read The Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell to help you understand how to train your puppy successfully and avoid the frustration of owning an unruly full-grown dog. Once your puppy is old enough – usually by six months – obedience classes can benefit everyone.

We also recommend reading The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell; she has amazing insight into dogs’ behavior as well as how dogs perceive their owners behavior.

If you don’t have the time to read these books, you can find endless resources on the Internet – one of our favorites is