Get It Done

Sammy and Cliff Summer 2016-21.jpg

Cliff training a returned Weimaraner

The Basics

        ~ Part One (with Cliff)

Nothing is more crucial than loose leash heeling. It is imperative it be achieved.  I am not talking about using a head halter, gentle leader, front-hooking harness, or a prong collar in order to accomplish the goal.

A regular (or flat) collar

I hope every OwyheeStar Weimlover will accomplish……..

  1. Loose Leash Heeling (on a regular flat collar)
  2. Sit-stay
  3. Down-Stay
  4. Come; followed by the Sit-stay

We (Shela and I) would like you to focus on achieving these four goals with your OwyheeStar Weimaraner. I am positive when accomplished in the right manner the outcome will be good. There are various ideas on the appropriate timeline to have mastered these disciplines. I would like to see you have them done by the time the pup reaches seven months–-before the hormones kick in. Puppy classes can get you off to a good start, but the quality of sit-stay etc. is not finished at four months. As the Weimaraner develops, there will be challenges. This process of achieving the basics takes as long as it takes. So often, we want to achieve something as quickly as possible and be done with it. My best guess is you need to revisit and shapen this basic skill set again and again. Keep at it and perfect it to the best of your ability. It will pay huge dividends.

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Posted on March 27, 2018, in Behavior & Training, Companion Weimaraner, Information and Education, Training and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Shela & Cliff,

    Even though Jorja is 6 I’m going to “try” tomorrow morning on her walk. We’ll let you know how it goes.

    Sent from my iPad

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