I have trained 4 dogs w/this book. 2 turned out to be good dogs and 2 were excelent water dogs, these 2 also were socialized more than the others. I would suggest taking them every were you can for the first 18 months if possible.Good Luck and Have Fun. Also if I had one peice of advice- Don't get mad, there will be times that the little pup will piss you off! Remember if they arn't doing what you want them to then, you haven't shown them what you want well enough, training failures were usually my fault not the dogs!