Additional notes on puppy training:
For all of you with puppies and waiting for future puppies, please remember that raising puppies is very similar to raising children. They need consistency, rules, firmness and TONS of patience. Remember Newfies are puppies for a long time and you can have a big puppy up until 2 years age (they continue to mature to 3+ years). Some are easier than others, some more challenging. Just because they are a more laid back breed does not mean that they will not have puppy behavior and can for quite a while. So, you must have a LOT of patience (they sense otherwise). There is no way that I can have a puppy trained in 8-10 weeks while they are here when I have litters. I do the best I can to socialize, love and care for them...the training is up to their new owners and I can help guide along the way and do. They will be fine and then another challenge will come along (jumping on people, counters, etc. after the biting and house training - and can even take some steps back on those things). You must be ready and committed to a challenge (and research and learn as much as you can, there are so many resources on the internet) and expect that you will have to work hard, have a schedule and routine for your puppy to follow. If not, then it is best to wait until you are ready for this huge commitment. Once bad behaviors set in it can be twice the challenge to correct them. That being said, once you get through the challenging times, you will be so happy you did♥.