What do your Doodles Do?
My doodles have been involved in search and rescue, hunting, and therapy work. With their socialization skills and intelligence, they are the most suitable for therapy and companion-assistance type of work. I have personally seen lives touched by my doodles and it does make a difference.
Mostly though, my doodles are acting silly, happy, loving and doing their best to make family ties stronger. Of course, they still need training.
What do you mean __-Mart mentality?
Be prepared! Our society has taught us that all we need to do is take our purchases out of the box, put in batteries, and away we go. Real live puppies p__p and pee where we do not want them to, chew on your belongings (especially through teething time), and require a part of your busy schedule. They in turn reward you with unconditional love, much happiness, and relief of stress.
It is so so important to train them up in the way you want them to go or else they will be the biggest menace in your life! You must learn how to communicate with them. Read the books and attend a Basics class of your choice. I do recommend the formal class setting for at least the first part of training so your puppy may continue to socialize with other puppies and people.