OK we aren't even close to getting our pet dog--we are going to the spanish water dog breeder Sat. to see if I'm allergic (something tells me even if I am I'll have to stock up on allegra b/c dd has her heart set on one). We wouldn't get the puppy for months--the "lady"* is not pg yet and then we wouldn't get the pup until its 8 wks. So this is way far out. But I'm curious and would like to start reading up on this. So where do you even start with scent training. I mean you bring home an 8 wk old puppy and then what. I guess I start with potty training--btw do you paper train and then move outside or do you start outside? Gosh, I'm clueless--I had to google "do you wipe your dog's butt?" this is like having my first baby! At what age to you start and how? I was guessing I'd put a sample and treats when he sniffed it, then treats when he found it under a cup, then treats when he found it in the house, then have him paw me after finding the low scent and a treat, then someday by some miracle he would paw me when dd was low. Does that even make sense? Any books I should read to guide me through this? I just ordered the dog whisperer magazine. *I will never get used to hearing a female dog called a *****. Seriously, when the breeder said this I nearly dropped the phone!