Look Into My Eyes

What Do You See?

3-Dixie X Blue Week D & P 2016_-8

We all like to believe we can put our eye on a pup and know more than others imagine. Maybe it is true. Maybe it is a bit of a delusion. One thing for sure, there is more going on between the ears here than what meets our eye. If only we could read the brain waves.

Fifteen plus years ago we stopped doing litter picks. Some people still get miffed, but more often than not our Weimaraner folks like the idea of the Discovery and Placement Process. So, it is a long six-weeks to wait to find out which pup is yours. Despite the waiting, things typically end up as they were meant to be–or so it seems.

There are so many steps between this–

And this!

 

 

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Posted on April 11, 2018, in Behavior & Training, Bringing home the Weimaraner, Companion Weimaraner, Information and Education and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Cheryl Wertheimer

    The top pic is just adorable We are so grateful that you help us enjoy your pups❤️

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  2. They way you do it is great! If people only understood temperament and that they are all different. I know if Skye was in different hands it may have been a disaster, she is a handful and if a first time dog owner would have “PICKED” her because she is adorable instead of you matching her to an experienced person it may not have turned out that I would learn so much from her!! She is for sure a challenge and for sure has sharpened my skills at the same time challenged me above and beyond my skill level but I have learned so much and she is the LOVE of my life!! I ADORE her! Thank you for testing and observing and discovering who each puppy would be best with.

    • There are so many ways things can go sideways. (OMG) Yes, we remember when folks came to pick. It was almost always a disaster or we spent forever trying to convince someone to choose a different pup than the one they had their eye on. It might have worked, but as you so aptly summed up–these pups are challenging. Even a dog-savvy person can get in a pickle. I do believe, every Weimaraner finds a way to require human-growth. They somehow find the weakness and exploit it. Or, you turn a corner and suddenly without explanation, something goes off the tracks–a fear period (or transitional time as we like to call them) presents without notice and what they didn’t give an eye to becomes frightening. Staying positive and matter of fact in the moment is beyond challenging. You can be caught off guard. Things are going well. The Weimaraner is very smart and training like a pro–and boom! Nonetheless, some of the greatest Weims are the most challenging sorts. Their skillset when unlocked leads places we never dreamed, too! I think with this breed we all have to be ready for the unexpected. Even those who have had several can be caught off guard.

      Our Discovery and Placement Test helps avoid the unthinkable. I remind myself often, though–we are doing this at six-weeks. It is only a glimpse and a veiled one at that. Nevertheless, we do learn quite a bit about them. I believe it makes all the difference.

      Thank you, for everything, Jean!

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