Buying your Goldendoodle is the first step to having a wonderful family pet. I tell anyone that purchases a puppy from Highview, you will go through 4 stages with your puppy. The puppy honeymoon. The terrible two's and the defiant teenager. The final stage is the wonderful family pet that you envisioned. Thank goodness it all happens in the first year. If you are willing to put 100% into your pup during the first year you will have a wonderful companion for life.