spend the first weeks of their lifes with my family in our living room.
Later they move to the puppies house which is right beside our terrace; and I
still can keep an eye on them.
The day when the puppies leave our family we feel both, relieved and sad.
On the one hand we get rid of a 24 hours job and are of course looking
forward to a normal life, which means 8 hours sleep at night and maybe a lazy
sunday on the couch;
These normal things are nearly impossible as long as the puppies are with us.
On the other hand it is not easy for us giving away the puppies we loved and
cared for during the past 8 weeks, 24 hours each day.
Will everything be ok in the new family?
Did we really find the right owners?
I always hope to find potential owners for my puppies who are able to train the
dog with love and common sense such that the dog will become a pleasant part of
Particularly in case of the first dog, a professional "dog's
training" might be helpful,
not only for the dog, but also for the owner who might get some good advice.
In addition, the little dog has the opportunity contacting other dogs; there is
nothing a dog enjoys more.
But attention, during a good dog's training, dogs should be under permanent
control of the trainer. Good trainers always keep an eye on the dogs and
step in, if necessary.
Please consider that great differences in weights and lengths of the several
dogs might cause problems. Just think about hips and elbows of the puppies
which are very sensitive during growth period.
However, it is important finding a way for the puppy having social contacts
with other dogs; but it should not get too much for the puppy. There should be
a middle course
In the age of 8 weeks, the puppies are released to their new owners. At that
time, they are of course wormed several times, got vaccinations and a chip. It's
up to the new family what will become of them.
Just one more note:
Not every labrador is as it should be according to books; the dog reserves the
right of being an individual.
So, each dog is unique having a strong and a
week side, but he will surely become an enrichment in your life