A friend of kids and the family
The first 16 weeks of the puppy’s life have great influence on his psychological development. In that period, the puppy should spend as much time with children and other members of family as possible. We don’t seclude the puppies from the strangers. We take them into the house at least once a day for 30 minutes. Thanks to that, the bonds that are developed between the dog and the family will result in having a faithful and devoted friend. Good practices such as taking the dog for a walk, accustoming him to riding in a car, “exploring” the surroundings or playing with retrieving are an excellent investment in the animal’s psyche and basis for further training.
A healthy dog of innate predispositions towards general and specific training
A working german shepherd has inherited from his ancestors (from working breeding lines) overall very good health, correct psyche, temperament, willingness to cooperation with human being and workaholism in general and specific training, i.e. K-9 Police departments and Army. The usefulness of the dog to such services is examined on the tests. The following qualities are tested: passion for retrieving; detecting scents in buildings, on the planes, cars; sociability; behaviour in closed off rooms with slippery floor; resistance to stressful situations and gunshots; attack with full and calm grip – the so called “civil type” – special protection sleeves are used under clothes so that the dog doesn’t attack the protection sleeve but the assailant. A candidate has to have an impeccable health. Therefore, the dog undergoes X-ray examination towards hip, elbow and spine dysplasia.