When the Luna Tale pups are really young I focus on some important “socializing” aspects. The pups will get acquainted with all kinds of domestic noises like the vacuum cleaner, the door-bell… and so on. When they are 3-4 weeks of age they move to the outdoor puppy-pen where they can, accompanied by their mother, get used to noises like singing birds, cars, bicycles, the sound of playing children, lorries… The pups have a lot of toys at their disposal. They also get acquainted with cats and other grown up dogs at our home. When they reach the age of 6 weeks we start going out on a leash on a regular basis.
Owner selection :
To select the right owner, to make sure the pup ends up with the family that suits him/her best, is almost as hard as taking the correct decisions for breeding. It’s important that a sensitive pup does not end up with a noisy, inconsequent owner. On the other hand it might also not be a good idea to give a real dominant pup to a calm, mild person. I believe that every Luna Tale pup deserves a home where he/she feels loved, gets fed and cared for in a proper way but also gets enough “work”, whatever this can be. I do not expect all the owners to compete in one sport or another, like I do. I only like to see that the pups can canalize their endless energy in something meaningful.
A Luna Taler, like every other dog, must get its freedom and should be able to run free, every day. I’m really interested in the development of the pups and I like to stay in touch with the owners.