Hello, My name is Sherry. We just got our puppy, Sara last weekend. She is a 5 week old, Australian Shep/ Lab mix. I have owned horses, cats, salt and fresh water fish, birds and turtles, but this is the first dog. I have had dogs as a child of course, and I for a short stint, fostered a misguided pit bull puppy. I am not completely new to dogs, I worked at Petsmart, and learned a whole mess of information, but to apply it is something new. I basically, just want an outlet of experienced owners, who can give good advice in a pinch when I come across something I have never heard of. I am really realizing that training a dog is very similar to training a horse, I have a 2 year old horse I own that I am training right now, so training pup should really be easier for me. Hopefully. Ill knock on wood now. Same concepts when it comes to dominance, so Im hoping that if I can do it with an 800 pound horse, i can do it with a dog I worked as a Vet Tech as well, so hopefully I can offer up information as needed as well as take it. Look forward to meeting people!