The Best Pup In The Litter
What defines the best pup in the litter? What attributes are necessary to earn such a label? Shock–this is often a relative thing. The best pup for a particular person or a family is the more apt description.
- Coat Color
- Coat Length
- Size–weight, height, body shape, etc.
~Lifestyle and Activity Considerations
- The Hunter
- Upland game birds — pheasants, quail, chukar, etc.
- Water fowl — ducks and geese
- Small animals — rabbits and other small fur critters
- Sheds –castoff antlers
- Each of these disciplines require a certain skill set. Natural ability will need to be developed. Nevertheless, the pup with the nose to ground is going to be able to develop a a good search. Some pups are more interested when presented with a bird. Some are natural pointers; some take to the water with ease. The right mix of traits makes a big difference.
- The Non-Hunter
- Family Companion
- Short Distance Running Companion
- Long Distance Running Companion
- Dock Diving
- Etc.–the list of options is lengthy
We have a process– it involves our Discovery and Placement Test. Each pup goes through a series of exercises. This allows us to get a glimpse of their potential skill set. All of these findings are that–just a discovery of what is there that can be developed with patience and time well spent.
Every Weimaraner has potential. Some excel at certain things. Much of what they become will depend upon their Forever Family’s investment and ability to develop their talent. Nothing is more important than a relationship; however, on-going socialization is vital. Understanding this breed and the many pitfalls can save you from making a wrong turn. Despite what many say, there is no magical formula to success. It is day by day as well as one step at a time. The journey should unfold naturally and you will build success upon success. We suggest you forego setting a timeline to accomplish things. Instead focus on your relationship, socialization, and achieving the basics–the solid recall, the loose lead walk, and such. This will serve you well.
Posted on December 28, 2016, in AKC, Behavior & Training, Bringing home the Weimaraner, Companion Weimaraner, Getting an OwyheeStar Puppy, Information and Education, Training and tagged Discovery and Placement, Natural Ability. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.