I have my first working line litter on the ground right now. They are 3 weeks today. The dam was imported from Slovakia and I would love any suggestions on different ways of starting them. What I have done with the few Europ. Showline litters I have had was. I start out with jugs of pennies in their box and while they are eating I start by lightly shacking them and gradually get to bonking them on the ground away from the puppies and slowly over time I get closer and louder. When they are a bit older I hang the bottles from the area in my house that I keep them. I hit them every time I come into feed them and play with them. I also feed them on a baby gate turned upside down so that they get use to walking on unlevel ground. I do other things as well but wanted to give an idea of what I am looking for. If you have any ideas please send them my way. Thanks for your help!!