Featured Weimaraner — Tristan

Getting Tristan at this age worked out so fabulous. As you can see in this picture, (where he is asleep in my office) He has more than made himself at home. He follows me room to room as I move around, and has figured out the dog door already. Its grand that he is going outside to potty already. Seriously 24 hours and he is incredible.

Tristan asleep in my office (March 18, 2013)

Tristan asleep in my office (March 18, 2013)

I took him to the park this morning across the street to walk around, and his little tail went crazy with the people walking by, he is really settling in. The advantages are many for me with this pup. A young pup would not have been able to get out and about so quickly. Gosh I LOVE this dog already.You and cliff are FABULOUS I mean that, I truly am so thrilled and cannot rave on both of you enough!

I LOVE this puppy btw I can’t thank you enough!!

Breeder’s Note: Tristan was sixteen weeks when he left OwyheeStar. While by design pups normally leave right at eight weeks, we got caught in the throes of winter. We didn’t get the photos and information posted as usual for our pups. Sadly, we were too busy with the stuff of a dealing with a tough winter. We normally get quite a few inquiries regarding older pups, but we rarely have them available. In truth, they can be much easier.

It rarely as easy as it has been for Scott. Nevertheless, a lot of the pitfalls and potholes can be avoided. There is less (extreme) puppy biting. Often people take home the younger pups, and then they experience the inevitable within days of the pup’s arrival. They go from being a sweet kissing puppy to a biting shark that interacts with their teeth. From there it moves to their paws, and jumping up. The combination is the bane of many folks. Others crave the experiences. For a single person like Scott, being able to step into a situation where the pup bonds instantly, and adjusts quickly is a huge plus.

There are still instances where things can go wrong. There are many transition periods that require a knack to pass through. Doing the wrong thing at the wrong time will lead to ingraining fear. Unfortunately, the wrong thing is the most natural response of soothing and encouraging them (when the exhibit fear). The result of which may well challenge even the professional (and dog-savvy person). These challenges are out there whether you are raising the younger pup, or you get an older puppy. Sooner or later all pups go through varied phases, (acting out) or resisting their owners. There is a reason failure is common to this breed. It takes a knack to raise the Weimaraner. Although we mentioned trying to calm them as ingraining fear, it is equally bad to react to problems. Reacting or worse when something goes awry can result in a multitude of trials and tribulations. The point is that it is best to go into any puppy with no real expectation of how you will reach your goals (or the time frame for doing so). Let the process unfold and take it as it comes your way. This is the secret to Scott’s quick success story.

About OwyheeStar

We are Professional Weimaraner breeders--with forty years experience at raising puppies. For many years, we have focused exclusively on the Weimaraner! If you are considering the Weimaraner, or live with one, we welcome you to sign up to our blog. We sincerely hope you will find the information, the stories, and varied posts insightful (as well as entertaining). To those who live with an OwyheeStar Weimaraner, we send special thanks. We appreciate the photos, the news, and your friendship. Thank you for being a part of the extended OwyheeStar family.

Posted on March 20, 2013, in Hollee X Stackhouse, Previous Pup Update and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Great looking pup and good luck with Tristan. I had very good luck with Beau, my pup from Owyhee and that was 7 years ago. I had him house trained within 10 days after we got him home. He was actually going to the door after about 5 days. These dogs have uncanny intelligence! He did do a tad biting but we got him over that as well. Just be sure to follow all of Shel’s and Cliff’s instructions/recommendations, especially regarding vaccinations and feeding and the rest comes fairly easy. I was fortunate to have previously been owned by a Weim and a couple of Shorthairs. Beau was somewhat of a challenge, but only because he shared me with my wife and daughter. Crazy sounding, eh! I do recommend puppy kindergarten, beginning, intermediate and advanced obedience training. It helped immensely for socializing with other dogs and people. If you intend to hunt with him, seek a good trainer and if you live in an area where there are poisonous snakes, especially pit vipers like a timber or prairie rattlesnake, have him undergo “snake aversion” training. It works and will keep your pup aware but wait until he gets a bit older. Beau and I have been lucky on our sojourns into the field and along the streams and rivers. He lets me know if there are snakes, even garter snakes about. He can really get intense with small game and birds as well. So do not forget that is in their nature and when you train him, emphasis on stop, stay, halt down and come! Again, good luck and please excuse my tome!

    HJ Lamb

  2. He is a wonderful pup with a great name. Mabe he will get his “Isolde” sometimes? I’m like a shadow too – mom said I’m a stalker – but I call it “Always prepared” :o)

  3. Always prepared is a perfect motto. I think a great organization used that motto (Be prepared), but I think they can share with you! ;O)

  4. I agree, I think I could be a fabulous boyscout :o)

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