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    Default I've decided to get a dog...book rec's?

    DH & I both had dogs as kids, but our parents trained them. Does anyone have a book they can recommend so we don't end up with a yappy, poorly mannered, un-potty trained dog? I don't want to screw it up...I don't think I stressed this much when I was pregnant, lol!
    We're looking at a West Highland Terrier (think the dog Maggie from the Caesers dog food commercial), so if anyone knows of a breeder, or btdt, I'd love the info.
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    West Highland Terriors are the best dogs!!! But, I'm biased

    I've heard good things about Cesar Millan
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    I disagree about Millan.

    Awesome Dogs is a fantastic training facility. I HIGHLY recommend them.
    Positive reinforcent training methods and a gentle, consistent approach.

    Here's her blog on Cesar Millan and Brad Pattison.
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    I disagree about Millan.

    Awesome Dogs is a fantastic training facility. I HIGHLY recommend them.
    Positive reinforcent training methods and a gentle, consistent approach.

    Here's her blog on Cesar Millan and Brad Pattison.
    Cold, Cruel and Callous – Has T.V. Dog Training Gone Too Far? | awesomedogs
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    Oh, how exciting. My DH really would like to get a dog, he's looking for a Lab though. He's been talking with a number of breeders on the phone lately and is actually going to go and check out New Scotland Kennels (New Scotland Kennels | Home Page) today as they have a litter due next week. He really likes the look of the Red Fox labs.

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    Some dogs shed a lot, so think about that when choosing a breed. We have dark floors on all 3 levels of our house and the shedding drives me NUTS so I clean my floors daily because I hate pet hair. Dh had the lab before we met but if it was my choice, we'd have a hypoallergenic low shedding dog. People always compliment that my floors look great and that you can't tell we have a dog but it's because I clean like a maniac to keep it that way.

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    The westie is a non shedding, hypoallergenic dog, which was a must for us. I would LOVE a lab or retriever, but I don't want our hardwood scratched too badly.
    Newmum, where did you get your pup?
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    I will always vote a Golden Doodle with the poodle coats. Tehy shed less, they are awesome with kids, they tend to be hypoallergenic, and they have awesome personalities and are super smart.

    They do tend to be bigger but I believe you can find breeders that breed with a smaller poodle to get the F1's and so on and so forth.

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    I will always vote a Golden Doodle with the poodle coats. Tehy shed less, they are awesome with kids, they tend to be hypoallergenic, and they have awesome personalities and are super smart.

    They do tend to be bigger but I believe you can find breeders that breed with a smaller poodle to get the F1's and so on and so forth.

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