Our puppies grow up in the house as members of our pack. They are educated by our other dogs, a leading 6 years old male, a pensioner of nearly 15 years two bitches and a young male. All these dogs have a function according to their position in the pack and have permanent contact to the puppies
Focal point of our breeding is to imprint puppies that can face all demands of a dog’s life in a family with children and that are familiar with dogs of other breeds, cats, horses and other animals. As soon as the puppies opened their eyes, they can move free within the house and garden for some hours every day, guided by the adult dogs and supervised by us. An important part of their daily life is the normal noise of a modern household.
Nessy ( 5 1/2 Month ) with Vicky ( 2 1/2 Weeks )
After a quarantine time for the first 3 weeks, we plead for the future owners to visit us as often as possible to learn how to care for their dog. This is also a time for intensive contacts to the puppies who are trained for their life in a family without leaving the shelter of the pack.
Willi educating 6 - weeks old puppies
Beginning from the 9th week of their life -one week after the first vaccination- all our puppies visit a socialising course at the puppy kindergarten of the certified dog school Knollenborg (German only) . This course that lasts until the 21st week is paid by us and we recommend our puppy buyers to visit it completely. No puppy leaves us before it is 13 weeks old, so we can ensure this training until then at a minimum.
We know that it is controversial to keep puppies until they are 13 weeks old and we agree that it might be difficult for a newcomer without knowledge in this field to handle a self confident and well imprinted puppy. On the other hand we know that the age between 8 and 12 weeks is a time for a whelp to learn how to integrate to a pack and how to meet e.g. an adult male dog. Who can teach this to a puppy better than a skilled dog in a leading position? From our point of view, there are enough ignorant people who teach ignorant young dogs how to behave as a dog. If you, however, argue that an “incomplete” puppy is better for an unskilled beginner, we completely agree. Our system does not work without people who are willing to learn a lot about their future dogs and without breeders who are willing to spend the time to teach them.
Our puppies are also trained to spend the night in a closed kennel box. The training for the kennel box must be absolutely free from any compulsion and needs some patience from the trainer, therefore we consider it the best way to do it ourselves.