Hello, my name is Harley, and my boyfriend and I were blessed with our princess, Millie, this past January. At the time, she had just turned a year old shortly before he brought her home. We got her from a humane society. So unfortunately we do not completely know her background and what she went through before she came home to us. From what we were told, she was put through some sort of therapy training where she would go and visit with preschools and nursing homes, and the way she loves everyone, especially my nieces, nephews, and cousins shows that that could be a sure possibility. But, on the other hand, she is very skiddish and runs from the slightest movement of your hand, which makes me think she was abused at some point in her life. I, myself, am a very avid animal lover and just a generally loving person and would never do harm onto any of my animals (Millie, and her brothers Blue and Boomer, who are both rescue cats). The only time i even remotely raise my hand to her is when i tap her on her butt when she has done something wrong, i would never beat her. Nor would i ever let anyone harm her in anyway, they would have to go through me first! I previously worked for a family who showed Shiba Inu's in the AKC, so, while traveling, i got familiar with berners back then when we would work with fellow dog handlers and got to know basics of the breed, and of course i thought they were just absolutely precious! So since we brought her home i have worked tirelessly with her and her training whenever i can. She's the best thing that has ever happened to me, and hopefully soon i will get her certified to be my therapy dog, for i have issues myself and she has helped me overcome those immensely since she was brought into my life. She is my first BMD and she has completely stolen my heart! So, i am excited to join this site and learn from those who have had far more experience with Berners, and share stories of my beautiful baby girl!