What are some things that you maybe learned from your first dog that you WILL do different with your next dog? I know that for sure I will immediately start work with nail trimming and teeth brushing. These were things I did not start early on with Jackson and had to work much harder at later on. Teeth brushing we are pretty great on, but nail clipping is still a chore I don't really do. So next dog will be attempted to condition to it better. Also, from the beginning, treating thunderstorms like a "FUN" thing. Whip out the toys, the food, etc. Just in case they get a phobia. I know it may not prevent it, but I'd like to try. Recall. I would have started much earlier. Luckily, Jackson is pretty good naturally now, but I think if I had started as a young pup actually working on and not just assuming he wouldn't run away that we would have more solid success. Up until about 10 months old, I let him off leash all the time without ever actually training anything. He got iffy after that and would sometimes dart (in the 90 acres of farmfield behind our house). Now, at almost 4, I probably could trust him but I generally still put him on a long line.