I thought to give you an update about our Luna. It has been nearly a month and a half since we brought her home. She has fit into our family perfectly and changed our lives in many ways. She is so expressive, smart, goofy and sweet. She became fast friends with our alpha male resident cat — they play together constantly and sometimes cuddle together in a rare moment when they are both sleepy at the same time.
Luna is adored by many and attracts a lot of attention everywhere we bring her. She is a blue beauty. We have been socializing her as much as possible and she is doing great around other dogs and people. She has an endless amount of energy that keeps us on our toes. She loves to chew, and we’re trying our best to keep her from chewing on the wrong things. Potty training and crate training have been an interesting process — she has made improvements slowly but surely.
The crate is not her friend, and I think it’s because she doesn’t like being left alone (she is truly a velcro dog). But she has improved, and now only barks for about five minutes after going in the crate, instead of the thirty minutes she started out with. Since she is crated during the day with a break from our dog walker, we let her sleep with us at night, and she loves to cuddle. We are looking forward to starting training classes with her in a couple of weeks which will hopefully curb some of her bad habits such as jumping up on things/people, biting, and barking excessively when she doesn’t get what she wants (such a “terrible twos” thing to do)! She weighed in at 25 lbs yesterday at the vet, a 10 lb gain from three weeks ago! We are looking forward to taking her camping and hiking this summer.
This gem has completely changed our lives! We spend every moment with her and can’t imagine life without her. You can follow her Instagram at @luna.and.monty
-Amanda and Cameron
Keep working with her–you’ve got this. Her life sounds pretty darned nice to us.
Posted on April 3, 2019, in Previous Pup Update, Winnie X Stackhouse and tagged Blue in Washington, Blue Weim in Washington, Family Weim, Family Weimaraner, Washington State Weimaraner, Washington Weimaraner, Washington Weims. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
The edge of the crate looks the same as ours. Stone gets out every time. We’ve tried tying it closed but he either unties it (even double knots!) or eats through and then lets himself out. I’m going to try to figure out a more creative way to keep the latch secure today.
Doesn’t the door have a top and bottom latch? I cannot tell–but possible a carabiner or two would solve this issue if the crate is sturdy. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=carabiner&hvadid=77721732091927&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&tag=mh0b-20&ref=pd_sl_1afxksz4p2_e
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