Its been a year since I read this book but I thought I would recommend it to anyone interested in reading up on methods of dog training, or anyone looking to buy a puppy and needing some resources.
The Art of Raising a Puppy by The Monks of New Skete.
I found this book to be fantastic, the author writes in a mature way that made it really easy for me to understand the concepts. I've found through personal experience than many of their methods work very well. It's also a great tool to look back at if you run across problem behavior.
I handed the book down to my parents who were getting a puppy and they have been reading it.
They also have another book about how to be your dogs best friends, I am looking to pick it up next. One thing that brought me into reading the book was the fact the these monks breed and raise GSDs, so they automatically found a place in my heart.
Are those DVD's any good I've read ALOT of mixed opinions on that site, alot of negative stuff. I looked at the DVD's but they don't fit my current budget very pricey. Video's seemed good though from you tube about puppy engagement while training etc.