I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you. The entire experience we had with you was fantastic. The initial screening, web info, weekly pictures, agility testing, ease to talk with, meeting times, etc. could not have been any better or any easier. My daughter (Abby) was just blown away with the surprise and has been a great trainer for the dog. She spends so much time caring for the dog and loving on her it is just fun to watch. We named our dog Rylee after several days of discussions with the other two kids.
Crate Training Happened
We were vigilant sticking to the crating break-in period and she now loves her crate and gets lots of rest inside after she is worn out from all the play action with the kids. It took about 5 days of crating before she calmed down and stopped whimpering. Nights were just very hard on her during those first three days. She knows how to ring the bell we hung from the back door to get us to open the door so she can access the backyard. Abby is now working on other commands using her clicker and treats that the neighbor provided. She is a smart dog and very loving. She just wants to be around us and involved in the action.
~ Please reference our comments below
We went to the Vet as prescribed with our vaccine protocol which the Vet agreed with. The only change the Vet recommended was to increase Parvo treatment up to 20 weeks. The Vet explained they had a northern Nevada Vet meeting and the Parvo virus had exploded in our area (Reno) and all Vets wanted to extend the vaccine period and then do the titer at 20 weeks. The Vet was amazed by all your info and care plan for the dog that you developed. We have been limiting our contact with the dog to our house to control her risk to Parvo. Everyone that visits comments how nice of a dog she is and how beautiful she is.
We are so happy with Rylee and have been blessed to meet you. Thank you so much for bringing this dog into our lives. She is a perfect fit for our family!
People like you make all the effort worth it. Thank you, we appreciate hearing that you followed through, and all is going well.
We respectfully disagree with the Vet’s suggestion to give the sixteen-week puppy shot instead of the Weimaraner recommended vaccine titer test. The risk of triggering a health issue is not worth giving the additional (most likely unnecessary) vaccination.
The sixteen-week vaccine titer will show whether your pup is immune. If they are immune, the breed recommendation is to forego doing a sixteen-week shot. Almost without exception, a veterinary practice is going to recommend the sixteen-week shot. We are sticking with the Weimaraner Club of America’s breed recommendation. A vaccine reaction can be life-threatening. We know of a Weimaraner that died as a result of the sixteen-week puppy shot. There are other risks too–immune disorders which can be triggered in some Weimaraners. Who wants to find out after the immunization that your pup was in the 8% affected? No one! We believe it is better to be safe than sorry.
Posted on September 21, 2016, in AKC, Bringing home the Weimaraner, Companion Weimaraner, Dixie X Blue, OwyheeStar Gray Ghost, Previous Pup Update, The Weimaraner and tagged Companion Weim, Companion Weimaraner, Companion Weims, Family Weimaraner, Gray Ghost, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar Weimaraner, Silver Gray Weim, the Weimaraner. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Rylee.