On Target

Boone at the Sanctuary.B-28I 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 sharpen this basic skill set again and again. Keep at it and perfect it to the best of your ability. It will pay huge dividends.

So, you read this and feel you will never get the basics. Set that aside and begin again. Start at the beginning and find ways to keep things fun. Begin with something your Weim likes and does well. Then build upon that success one step at a time. Stop working against the situation and work positively. Does that make sense? When you are in the battle and focused on the issue instead of the solution, it makes everything different. Feed the desire to please, and you will find your way.

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Posted on April 5, 2018, in Behavior & Training, Companion Weimaraner, Information and Education, Training. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on On Target.

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