Will Turner, alias Dió, who got this name because of his beautiful color and big eyes, moved to me to the 10th floor when he was 10 weeks old. It was a sharp shift for him, because at the breeder, he could spend the whole day on the yard with his brothers. Nonetheless, the familiarisation went quite easy. At the breeder, the puppies were sleeping in dog crates, so it wasn’t strange for Dió. There weren’t serious dramas, only on the 1st 2 nights, we had to speak to him until he fell asleep, but then, he slept like a log. The dog crate works for us, it’s always open during the day, he often goes inside for sleeping or playing. The room cleanliness also went quickly, after a week, he pooped only on the yard, and peed on the diaper or on the yard. I spared him for 2 months of climbing stairs. For the 2nd time, he jumped into the bag which I brought him up and down the stairs. Dió is 5 months old now, he’s an extraordinary docile, and has a stable nervous system, who denies lots of lagotto-fears. He’s not barking unnecessarily, isn’t gnawing the furnitures, and hasn't been afraid of anything since he was a puppy. He’s interested in following the hoover, listening to the washing-machine, coming there, if anything falls down, he’s listening to the siren on the street, or a louder car, but never gets scared. Even his fear of big dogs went away when he became 4 months old. We often go to the dog nursery, to many dogs, he’s playing bravely with them. To be honest, life is easy with him 🙂 Of course it’s a serious challenge not to eat everything, but when I see what he picked out on the street, a “gross” is enough for him to let it go. It’s not easy to make him want to sleep on his own blanket, and not to want to be with me all the time, but these are handleable and loveable problems. Compared that he’s just 5 months, he’s an extremely well-socialised dog, which I think I can thank for the great bases, and he is basically a very balanced dog. I needed pansion for him for a few days, I could count on the Valburg Lagotto Heaven Kennel on this also, they took care of Dió while I was out of the country.
(translated from Hungarian)