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FAQ

Q: Does the Bernese Mountain Dog shed a lot? Any advice on grooming?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here.

Q: What are the characteristics of this breed?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner.

Q: What’s the breed’s temperament?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here, here and here.

Q: Does the Berner need super long walks?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here and Chapter 2: The Arsenal here.

Q: What are some health considerations to take into account?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here, here and Chapter 2: The Arsenal here.

Q: How long do Berners usually live?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here and Chapter 2: The Arsenal here.

Q: How much responsibility are they? Does someone need to be home basically all day and if not will they destroy the house?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here and Chapter 2: The Arsenal here.

Q: What type of financial investment are we talking?

A: Chapter 2: The Arsenal here.

Q: A Berner in an apartment? Is a fenced-in yard a necessity?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here, here, here and here, Chapter 3: Transferring Agent Berner here and Chapter 10: The Greeting Protocol here

Q: I'm also concerned about the wood floors getting scratched, which we just finished, and the house getting destroyed?

A: Chapter 2: The Arsenal here and Chapter 3: Transferring Agent Berner here.

Q: When’s the best time to get a puppy? Is it a bad idea to get a puppy before winter hits?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here.

Q: The best way to find a breeder?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here.

Q: At what age can I get the puppy from the breeder?

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here.

Q: Planning to add a second puppy. Is there a good way to introduce her to our other dog/cat?

A: Chapter 3: Transferring Agent Berner here.

Q: Any suggestions for housebreaking?

A: Chapter 3: Transferring Agent Berner here.

Q: Any advice as far as having a puppy in a crate vs a room with a gate when not home?

A: Chapter 2: The Arsenal here.

Q: Is anyone else’s BMD a complete spazz? I thought they were supposed to be gentle giants.

A: Chapter 1: Agent Berner here.

Q: My Bernese Mountain puppy is 3 months old and she bites a lot.

A: Chapter 7: Mission The Molar.

Q: How to keep puppy from digging in the yard?

A: Chapter 3: Transferring Agent Berner here.

Q: Obedience tips?

A: The Arsenal here, Investigation S from Sport here, Chapter 9: Recall, Chapter 10: The Greeting Protocol, Chapter 11: On-leash Action.

Q: How do I teach my puppy to come when called?

A: Chapter 9: Recall.

Q: What other authors do you recommend?

A: Resources.