Keeping Cool

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Susan Writes

Izzy does like her comfort no kennel for us three Weim’s

Breeder Comments

Cliff and Shela believe in the crate; however, many people opt to live without using one. Your lifestyle can dictate what is possible. Nevertheless, for those starting out with a puppy, many problems are solved by crate-training. The person new to this breed might wonder why. So many have written us over the years telling us how they tried the crate for the first time and once they got past the idea, it was a lifesaver.

No one can say they will never have to leave their Weimaraner. It is an excellent idea; however, in theory, you don’t know what will happen next. Many a Weim would be alive or have avoided being dropped at a shelter were they crate-trained. We will forego those stories.

To balance this thought–these folks (Izzy’s family) are skilled (and long time) Weimaraner folks. They are pointing out that the Weims enjoy the comfort afforded to everyone–human and Weimaraner.

Being crate trained doesn’t mean a Weimaraner doesn’t use the bed, the sofa, or lounge around the house. This idea is tossed about by sporting dog enthusiasts who make a habit of using the outdoor kennel for their dog’s living quarters. You know–they want a dog in the yard, ready when they want to hunt or recreate together. The idea is the Weimaraner is relegated in theory to other than the house. That means they will not be on the furniture, the bed, or whatever. We (Weimlovers) know that is not a doable plan. Wherever you are to (inside or out) the Weimaraner is never happier than when they are closeby. They are not going to become an excellent family companion with this outdoor kennel approach. If this is your idea of life with the dog, then you should look at another breed. Some are more suited to it than others–especially the Ultra Velcro Weimaraner.

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Posted on July 31, 2016, in AKC, Behavior & Training, Companion Weimaraner, Gracie X Zee, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar Gray Ghost, Owyheestar Weimaraner, Previous Pup Update, Raising Versatile Hunting Weims and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Keeping Cool.

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