A bit of background. I had a standard poodle years ago. He was a nightmare, but we loved him. We didn't get him until he was around 18 or 19 months old, and by that time some serious damage had been done to him. He was anxious all the time, had serious separation anxiety ( would destroy crates, seat belts even if left for a minute, toys, would try to jump through windows), and he could be aggressive towards people he didn't know. I always felt so anxious walking him because he was so unpredictable. One the up side he was good with the family, and had super sweet moments when he could relax. I really want a different experience this time around. I know there are no guarantees with anything, but wondering if anyone has any advice on how to raise a well rounded dog. Is dog daycare a few days a week for socialization a good thing or a bad thing? ( I had been thinking this may help to expose dog to many situations/dogs/people). Is there anything to look for when looking at the puppies that might indicate an issue ( although it may not be up to me I think the breeder has input as well). I currently have a small dog and a cat, but I am not all that worried about that part of it, they will all adjust and are used to other dogs.