Daisy

She is  Beautiful and Treasured

photo 3Hello you guys!

We are loving Daisy. She is becoming difficult for Roger to train. We’re thinking about maybe calling in a professional. She’s still a wonderful girl. We just need to work on the biting &/or chewing.

The kids love her too. It’s hard to capture her. She moves around allot. These are the best pics I could capture. She’s healthy and her coat is beautiful. Daisy is a treasured part of our family:)

Thank you again for our beauty 🙂   ~ Alisa

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Breeder’s Comments: We are glad you love Daisy. You mention it is difficult for Roger to train her; we hope that the two of you are equally involved–presenting a united front. We have discovered if there is one of the two who can be exploited or manipulated–the Weimaraner will find a way. Raising these wonderful family members can pose many challenges, but as you well know the benefits are many. Nonetheless, they are manipulative (and beyond cunning). 

A trainer might be the answer. The right trainer can be very helpful with learning how to manage these behaviors. More than anything, the best trainers, are training humans to manage the situation in a positive manner. Honestly, not everyone’s approach is equally successful with this breed. Some trainers (and their methods) work better for different people. In general, all trainers have their style–and a bias. This can work in your favor, or against you. We have some pointers (which Jan shared) we hope to post in the (not-so-far) future. 

The methodology should be fun, and upbeat. That doesn’t mean there are no corrective measures ever, but the emphasis should not be on giving a correction. This is about good leadership skills. The best leaders lead by example, and inspiration. Again, that doesn’t mean a cookie-bribe approach is going to get rock-solid performance. Knowing when, how, and what kind of reward to use is something a good trainer can help you discover. If things are not going perfect, take a deep breath. This too shall pass if you don’t overreact, and move past the obstacle. Sometimes this means going back a step, and repeating a success. Build one success upon the other. Remember to keep it upbeat, fun, and positive. Always stop the current activity with a successful moment–not a correction, or disapproval.

 We hope this will be helpful. Frustration, or focusing on the problem is not the recommended method of getting past the problem.

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 August 13, 2014, in Bubbles X Boomer, Previous Pup Update and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. If I could turn back the time, I probably would work with a professional too… as you said it isn’t a dog it’s a Weimaraner :o)

  2. I would encourage you with a reminder that it should get better! But that means at age 2 or 3. Some weims (like my current one) have such a huge bucket of energy it can be difficult to get through the frenetic energy to allow the pup to even hear or absorb the training.

    MY #1 hint is that a tired puppy is a happy puppy, find a safe place for off leash romps, find a dog buddy for her to play with. It will help her be able to listen to training.

    Think of this as teaching a hyperactive kid who is just bouncing off the walls and cannot hear you. Help her to be able to hear you, give her as much exercise as you can fit into your day.

  3. Gorgeous Daisy! I agree, and make sure everybody in the family participates in the training, walking, and outings. Daisy may think she’s 2nd in command if everybody isn’t working with her….. Have fun because they’re only this way for such a short time!

  4. Thank You Rod for your comments, and savvy advice.

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