At Danedear we have learned that raising Great Danes is a learning experience that is constantly evolving. I have been driven to provide my dogs with what I believe to be the best. First and foremost we have top notch Veterinary care. My dogs enjoy a large yard to share, a kenneled area for privacy, and full run of my home. They also have an air-conditioned attached garage set up with beds and crates they can call their own. I assist my females with all births. The mother and newborns are kept in my bedroom for about a week then brought into the living room. When they are 5 weeks old they are taken outside to the puppy play yard with the mother and father dog. This is when they start learning to be good dogs. Their house is an 8X10 shed and the yard is 20x20. The puppies are given a regular dog house to play in, a crate, small swimming pool, toys and chew bones. I sit with them every day, in the yard or the shed. This is a necessary step for a number of reasons. 1.They need to acclimate to the weather for airline flight. 2.They learn to go outside to do their business. 3. The parent dogs teach them how to be a dog. 4.They learn to accept confinement. 5. It also keeps them familiar with me but keeps them from bonding with me.