but being now a first time dog owner i sometimes don't feel it's my place to give people advise since i, myself am still a novice.
Actually, your thoughts on any dog related items would be welcome as it may give us a different perspective. It is through the ideas of others that we (the old people) continue to learn - and think openly about "new" ideas. You can always feel free to post on this site as we are non judgmental and will not put up Trolls or rude behavior.. so - go for it when you see something you want to chime in about. :)