Early litter visits?
Breeders, when do you have (potential) new owners visit the litter after their birth? Especially when they live in the area. How often? etc.
I talked to a breeder of non-GSDs and he said that his female does not even like him to handle the pups for the first few days (without being aggressive but nudging his hands away).
If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.
RIP my awesome Wolfie Dog