When you select a puppy but can’t bring it home for a few weeks, also go out and select a good puppy book. Read up on what to expect the first day you bring the puppy home, the first few days, weeks and months. They grow up very fast, sometimes faster than we can keep up with the reading. It is better to read what you will be doing instead of what you should have been doing. Books and videos are not only available at bookstores, but libraries and friends often can lend you a book.