Thanks for the tips. Hmm...my friend had a golden lab who was NOT trained. He lived outside. They had a 5 year old...let's just say after seeing him jump on the 5 yr. old, and scratching her I am a little afraid of them. He died of stomach cancer. They got another golden lab, very jumpy and likes to lick people! My other friend just got a golden lab puppy, and he is soo sweet.
Anyway, does anyone own a Bichon Frise or a Poodle? Do you think they are good first time owners?