4. Are you prepared to invest time and money in training? I can't even tell you how many books
I read before we bought Jack and I was ready to go. If it had merely been the two of us, we would have been so much simpler. I had no idea how much energy it would take to teach my family how to be with him. Jack was and is a wonderful dog, but it was exhausting in the beginning as he figured out where he fit in our family. Group classes were helpful in socializing him as well as modeling for our children how to be, and still it took a lot of time and work.