A puppy of any breed is adorable. Even a small woldfog is cute. But the fun ends, when he starts to bite, destroy, howl, when you need to really care about it and prepare him daily program. After picking up from the breeder, you become the puppy's substitute mother. It is wholly dependent on you, and he will also search for his position in the family.
Picking up day of the wolfdog puppy is in 7 weeks, ideal is 7-8 weeks and the club term is min.age of 49 days. NOTE: in some countries the pupp must be 120 days old for import! It is a period of socialization, which is a basis of the whole life with his new owner. For a peaceful future, is alpha and omega. Socialization of the wolfdog in short is getting him prepared for everything that awaits him in life, how to behave, and what not to be afraid of. More about socializing here. The first informations, how to train, educate your puppy, how to react to his "moods", will be from your breeder. You will probably remember his mobile phone number , but believe me, better call 10x for "nothing", only to be sure, than hide problems, that you have with the pupp. Small problems may rise into huge, that can not be handled anymore, or only really hard...
You can not close the puppy in the garden and let it just grow by itself. He must explore the world, animals, people and that from the very first days. It is good to participate in training, in events such as exhibitions, bonitations, training camps, or meeting friends and owners of CSW (even only to look, not participate). You can find the upcoming meetings and events here. Do not isolate your dog, but show him the world. You can not come back and do it later. This must be done now, in the young puppy age, you can not skip it.
For the puppy we must have at home prepared food, toys, dishes, equipment and a safe place for sleeping and yes, also kennels (or safe place to be closed in). We should already have selected veterinarian, before bringing the puppy home, we show him the pupp as short as possible after bringing home, to which we will go for vaccination and health checks, and a training place where the dog will work, train or socialize.
You should not hit the dog, punish him or yell at him; the puppy is still learning how to behave right. Give him time, so he get to use what we want from him, and how it goes by us in our home. Choose the positive way of learning, motivate him do do things we want and avoid situations where you will be forced to punish him. IF the pup already did something bad – e.g. destroyed something or growl at us, choose the correct form of punishment. It is important that the consequences come right after or during the bad behavior, not an hour after it. We punish with deep voice, ignoration of his presence, sent him away from us, take away his toys or do not allow to sleep on couch,... Avoid fysical punishments. CsW is a very sensitive dog; "firm hand", which is mentioned in any dog breed atlas only means that you are consistent and know what your dogs options are, what you can await from him and what will be difficult. However, you can not give the puppy unlimited space and let him do what he wants. Education is the foundation of satisfied coexistence. You must lead the puppy, so we can prise him, motivate him to do what we want - positive leadership is the way to go, voice intonance and a full package of yummies.
Remember "with tone in your voice and food, you can get a CsW puppy to do nearly everything!"
In puberty, training becomes more difficult, especially with males; adolescence and hormones turn the puppy into a monster (although the teeth and bites in puppy age is also a beasty thing ...). This period is important and do not stop with training and education. Remember, you can see a huuuge difference in puppies that were in training from a young age (right after vaccinations, so after 3 months of age), those who visit training place and learn and those, that only stay at yard or go to woods. Those PUPPIES are REALLY better, they obey, cooperate. I can not underline it enough, that the owner must go to a training place with the puppy. Do not wait, do not postpote or make excuses why you can‘t... In adult, you will have great dog, balanced and good to handle. Not the least, your puppy will not be shy in new situations, because trianing place is also full of new situations, noices, other dogs, people and the like.
Your dog may want to improve his position in the pack, and therefore it is necessary to show him exactly what he can do and what not, keep the rules clear and insist on them being respected. Everytime, everywhere, from every family member and also from your visitors. In some dogs, you may not notice the puberty. It depends on the individual. In this age, the females go into their first heat. The hard times begin - ignorance, refuse to obey, visits from males n your street start, and the female will try to escape (although some females start their first heat at a later age of 1,5-2 years).
Even before the arrival of your puppy at home, you should know the basics of puppy training, know how to keep a dog, how to explain what is allowed and what is not, and then our life will be easier. Forget the information from "so-called trainers and breeders" who tell you that wolfdogs are good-for-nothing dogs, and never will be a good dog. Maybe they tell you, the visit of training place is not worthy. IS NOT! It may not be a labrador or shepherd, but try to do the most you can,so he will be a great woldfog! Thereforr maybe change the training place, where they do not accept you, go there, where they appreciate your effort, go there, where they learn you, how to work with your dog. Where is not learned by the same way every single time, with the same system and only "sit-down".
And finally, an important note to keep in mind - we can have puppies after excellent and good parents, but we are educating them ourselves. Whether we will be every weekend on a show, pass exams, or even if he will just hike in the mountains, it depends on your effort and his talent. But we must work on it since pupp.