Training & Supplies
Our suggestion is that you check out a few of the resources below at your library and use your time waiting for your puppy in learning how to raise a dog. Do not take any of these books as the definitive way to raise your dog (or any dog). Just read and learn as much as you can, studying different approaches, so that you can get an idea of the common opinions to adapt them to your lifestyle and particular needs.
We are of course always available to answer any questions for the lifetime of any of our pups but having these resources handy will help you have different options immediately available from professional trainers. We have most of these tools ourselves and continue to reference them when new situations present themselves.
Another bonus of these books is that they will also give recommendations on types of crates, harnesses, and other tools for your pups so you can read and then choose what will work for your situation.
Note: when we ship pups we send their first crate, collar and clicker. When you pick up your puppy here we include a puppy packet with a clicker as well as a few other goodies to get you started.
(In No Particular Order)
We want to note that like anything people can be passionately for or opposed to this type of training so you can read more about it on Karen Pryor’s website to get an overview and decide for yourself. (Karen Pryor is the leading clicker trainer in the US.) There are a lot of resources for this online and below are a couple of books dedicated to this type of training we would recommend.