Success Stories abound

IMG_1517We receive countless notes, photos, and Weimar news.

We love it! Yesterday, we had an uncharacteristic blog. It was in the works for a long time. We talked about how you could ruin the Weimaraner puppy.  We are not always sure how folks will receive the speaking of this kind of truths. For the most part, what we received was an endorsement. Most of us can look at ourselves, and laugh at how we have been duped in one way or other by the resident Weimaraner. Does that (or whatever when awry) dissuade us from loving our plight? No, these bonding experiences are the part of the addictive glue for the serious Weimlover.

Each of us is unique. We process information differently; we handle the Weimaraner in our way. Sometimes sugar-coating these truths don’t help us really understand where we can go awry. For this, and other reasons, Our blog has a multifaceted purpose. We want to educate, inform, and update our followers. Mostly, our blog posts contain suggestions on how to succeed; however, understanding how easily we can get in trouble (with the Weimaraner) is important too! No one wants to find their self on the wrong path. Almost without exception, the folks that do get caught in the unthinkable situation, were trying to do what they believed right. More often than not, it began by treating the puppy as if it were a human baby. Oh how difficult it is not to let that happen.

Success Happens!

64151_10200572638061715_1147811218_nYesterday, we spoke about a difficult topic. Today, we want to talk about something a lot more fun. For every Weimaraner surrendered, there are far more successes. Success doesn’t always come easy; however, the best things in life reach deep into our inner-being causing us to become a better person. Any breed could do this to us. Nevertheless, we (Weimlovers) understand all too well that this breed tugs a bit firmer. Each challenge ending with a positive outcome is thrilling. Somehow, the Weimaraner manages to weave their way deep in our lives on every level. Things we said we could not live with, happen; we go on together. We learn to laugh more–sometimes this means  tear-filled-tummy jolting laughter. We enjoy nose-kisses, and nose-art. While others might not appreciate our nose-painted window, we realize what is behind the design. Many of us share our bed; we share our sofa; and all too often we share our snack. (Hopefully, the shared snack is of the best kind–an apple slice, a carrot, or safe (as well as healthy).

964455_10151601574701670_1100169408_o[1]Success might look like Jan and Willow (pictured above left); more often than not, it looks a bit different. Earning Best in Show is a rare occurrence. (Thank you Jan and Willow!) Not every Weim competes or participates in events. Jeanne and Zeus (pictured right) have been active in agility, and they also earned their AKC Canine Good Citizen’s Award. Some OwyheeStar Weims are hunting companions; others are running companions. More than any one thing, the Weimaraner is all about the relationship. The word companion encompasses the heart and soul of being owned by the Weimaraner. Sometimes they take us down the wrong path; on occasion, we forget we are in command (Lol) If the outcome is good, then all is good.

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 January 17, 2014, in Information and Education and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Thanks so much for the reminder about ruining the Weim. After a puppy training class with our first Weim 17 years ago, I was left holding the leash for the untrained 6 month dog, i hired a trainer. Best thing I ever did because I had never owned a puppy before, much less a Weim. The training really trained me and Dante, walking, sitting outside of Safeway saying hello to kids of all ages without lunging or inappropriate behavior, coming when called, dropping whatever was fetched. Never cured him of chewing rocks, Dante had surgery after swallowing one. He ate i/2 of a chocolate cake, 1/2 of a smoked chicken, and lots of tomatoes. Such a clown, Dante gave us 15 rich years of companionship. We all here need a new dog, the Weimaraner was our only consideration. I enjoy the info! Its all very helpful. Susan B

    Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 18:16:17 +0000 To: svbray@hotmail.com

  2. I am writing you a private email ….Thank You! As I am writing in the email, it was hard to post this blog. Nonetheless, if it saves one person (one Weim) it is worth hurting someone’s feelings. :O)

  3. It was a very important post and we recognized ourselves. ( a fault confessed is half redressed – I hope) btw: I hope one of the two in the car has a driver license :o)

  4. I think the car is one of those French models (travels less than 25 mph) Lol
    I agree–all too often we forget to look in the mirror and see our shortcomings. We all have them. Those that fail to recognize them, repeat the same mistakes over and over again. :O)

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