Mystic

I’ve been intending to write for a year now….

 

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Above are the two photos I could find to send to you. In the first, she has she’s brought her bed up into my bed; she is a stick girl. We sometimes call her Mys. Stick

Nicknames are Important!

Mystic (aka Crazy Beast) is wonderful.  Everybody loves her. Really. My biggest challenge is not letting her be completely spoiled. My daughter calls her “my supermodel dog”.  They all say “I love this dog!”  More than one person has asked if she’ll have pups. I always refer them to Owyhestar. I should carry your business cards with me.

Beach Time is Important… 

She gets at least an hour on the beach every morning. The one problem we had was when I had a 8 month job that was about 10 hour days, 3-5 days a week. She chewed up the molding in the sunroom that is now her room. We don’t leave her unattended other than in her room or her crate. She would chew on things…  Do you have any good ways of breaking that habit? She still sleeps in her crate at night because otherwise she’d take over the whole bed.

Training…

In terms of training, we are a little spoiled bc the beach by our house is off leash and since she stays close it’s been so easy. However, when I do put her on a leash…. She tries to cooperate but we have a ways to go. I am going to do an adult pre agility class with her in order to train both of us and then potentially continue with agility for fun.

She is happy and healthy! Thank you so very much for such a intelligent, sweet and loving girl.

 All the best to you and yours, Jennifer, Juan and family

Breeder’s Comments: We appreciate the update, even if it took awhile. We are thrilled that she is doing well, and is much-loved!

On the topic of chewing the sun-room molding, it as, we have written on many occasions. Once a behavior begins it is difficult, and nearly impossible to change. The best approach for those raising the Weimaraner is not to allow an opportunity for the chewing to happen in the first place. That would mean not to leave the Weimaraner in the sun-room without supervision. Doing so (especially early-on) gives the opportunity to nibble, rather it is due to teething, anxiety, or boredom. It doesn’t matter the cause, but once the pattern forms the concrete-thinking Weimaraner believes it is the norm. Some people have used things like bitter apple with mixed results. We have been told the proper way to achieve the maximum benefit is to drench a cotton ball in the nasty-tasting stuff, and to force in the cheek of the Weim. That gives them a good taste, and an instant dislike for anything bitter-apple. Then, supposedly, they will steer clear of anything treated with this deterrent.

On the topic of training, Cliff and Jan Magnuson do a lot of Weimaraner training. Both these experts encourage folks to achieve loose-leash compliance. The reasons for wanting to achieve this level of obedience are many; it can save your Weim’s life. That alone makes it important! Here are a few recent blog posts related to the topic of gaining a proper relationship, and achieve the loose-leash heel.

Finally, if you happen to live near Des Moines, WA, count yourself fortunate. Jan Magnuson has been raising, training, and working with Weimaraners for more than thirty-five years. She teaches an obedience and good manners class. Taking part in this opportunity will be life-changing, and set you up for success beyond the very small training commitment. Click here to learn more about her, and her next opportunity to participate.

Jan and Willow (an OwyheeStar puppy)

Jan and Willow (an OwyheeStar puppy)

 

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 May 16, 2014, in Maggie X Benton, Previous Pup Update and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Mys. Stick … that’s great! and she is absolutely beautiful :o)

  2. Another tip for chewing. We know the challenges having 2 weims. One is not a chewer and the other one is on wood, bark, sticks, deck. She started on wood furniture when she was a baby but we stopped that pretty quick. It is hard for us to monitor in our fenced yard all the time because they literally go out and play for hours and while we check on them every 5-10 minutes they are busy girls. So what we do is go to the dollar store and buy the big bottles of mouth wash for a buck. Then put it in a small spray tank. Every morning when picking up poop we then go and spray our trees and deck, takes about 5 min. and doesn’t cost much. She is allowed to have the sticks, but not the trees and deck! They are crated when we are not home for their safety and our peace of mind. Hope this helps.

  3. :O) Clever people owned by clever Weimars

  4. I didn’t know that. Thank you…..what great idea.

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