I listen & follow every piece of advice given here by those much more experienced in dog training than myself! I have bought the recommended books, READ them, and followed THAT advice. I have taken my puppy in for vet appointments as requested and have kept her shots up to date. She's on all the preventative medication for fleas, ticks, heartworms suggested by my vet. I spent hours researching quality dog food & treats based on recommendations here & from my vet. I have her on Innova - Evo.... And I've ended up with a GREAT dog. Not perfect. But loyal, bonded, 99% obedient, 99% housebroken (still a few little accidents, but only when *I* haven't done my job). She's an absolute JOY to be around. She brings me more pleasure than I could have ever thought. And I know things are going to get better as she gets older! Thanks for all the advice. IT DOES WORK! Now a question. My vet has recommended puppy school and obedience classes as age appropriate for Molly. I have no problem with this. What do I look for when talking to prospective trainers, etc. How do I find a good trainer? My vets office has a tech that offers "puppy kindergarden" but no other obedience training. Are there benefits? I understand that its for socialization and basic commands with the adult classes being more specific.