I was somewhat reluctant to get a puppy but my husband thought it would be a good idea before we have kids. We have had Liston for about a month and a half and I am so glad we got her. Even though I do feel like a new mother with the puppy, she has brought so much joy to our household. We have started puppy obedience and it amazes me how smart she is! I would recomend to any family, if they have the time to invest, to get a puppy. They bring so much love and life into the family!