We recently said goodbye to our yellow lab that we'd had for about 7 years. She was given to us by a friend and she was the best. dog. ever. She always listened to me and was very laid back and chill. She chased our chickens once, got yelled at, and then never did it again. She was even great when we had little tiny baby chicks roaming the yard. I wouldn't say I am a "dog person" but she was the perfect dog for me. She was the one creature in the house who listened to me the first time but I had nothing to do with her training. She came to me that way.
We are looking for another dog that will be a good fit for our family. I don't want a puppy so I have been looking at various rescues, craigslist, etc. And I am realizing that I probably should know something about basic dog training. I literally know nothing. And there were too many options on Amazon with great reviews to know where to start.
Also, thoughts on a "small" (per the description) mastiff? I want a good family dog, but an intimidating dog would be awesome because DH is often gone overnight and I get more paranoid in my old age.
Edited by DesertBlossom, 28 October 2017 - 09:46 PM.