I didn't think a pet needed that much. They are like children; only the puppies of the first months are already on their own. Whoever wants to have a puppy must take responsibility. I have already had a beagle puppy for more than two years. His name is Leo. A loyal and very obedient dog. However, I had to read Alfred's advice until my dog became obedient. I discovered Alfred from his blog cleverpuppies.com. Reading all his articles, I got to be successful with my dog and teach him the most basic commands. Now, at least he doesn't run around the park-like crazy, and I can't catch him after that.