When a litter of puppies is born, the mother tends to them and teaches them the ways of being a dog. As the human mother or father you expose them to the human world so that they integrate well when they are older and ready for their new homes. One of the things I'm discovering is that there is an important part of the time the breeder spends with their puppies and that's individual time. I've heard it over and over as I talk to people, that it's very important to take a little time and remove the puppy from it's pack of littermates and get to know the puppy one on one. The puppy learns to develop a relationship to it's human pack member and you get to know the individual puppy for better home placement later.
How important do you feel this one on one time with individual puppies is and is it something that's important enough to bring up to future breeders? If you do this (and I'm not referring to just grooming on the table) what sort of things do you do with the puppy?