I find myself becoming very nervous about our new puppy. We have a 2 yr old Australian Labradoodle who is perfect. We got her at 8 weeks old and it was our first family pet ever. I had 3 teens at the time. Two of my kids are now off to college and our current dog has a routine that matches ours perfectly. The puppy will require middle of the night outings, crate, gates (although I'm going to try and use minimal to none this time.) I'm so excited to get her but the labor involved is just unnerving me right now. We are getting her from the same breeder(who we love) but different parents. I'm sure, the minute I meet her, my fears will melt away but I thought if I get it out there, I would feel better. I'm so happy that my current pup will have a friend forever. I'm a babbling fool right now--bear with me and thanks for reading this thread! We have pictures and she is just a beauty--like our current pup. Hoping for the same lovely temperament.