Tango’s growing pains continue, but he’s making good progress, as are we at learning how he works. When he’s been properly exercised, he’s very sweet; and when he’s bitey, it’s his signal that he needs to burn off some energy. I’m figuring out how to exhaust and entertain him without exhausting myself, and weeks of hard conditioning are paying off. For example, in some cases, he now defaults to sitting outside the kitchen and waiting for a treat, rather than going in. Counter surfing continues, but there’s progress.
Last weekend, I took him to some relatives’ farm, and he got to run around in a hazelnut orchard for about an hour. The quarantine is quite a deviation from our plan of doggy daycare, and he sometimes makes telework challenging, but we’re even settling into a routine in that regard. It’s strange to think that this fifty pound dog arrived to us as a twelve pound puppy just three short months ago. They say “the thing about puppies is that they turn into dogs”; I’d add “best” between “the” and “thing”.
Here are some recent photos. The last two are for comparison of how much he’s grown!
Best wishes,Tom (and Judy)
Tom, you shared insights about this breed–good information for anyone Tom, you shared insights about this breed–useful information for anyone thinking about the Weimaraner–it is a lot of work to get them raised. There are challenges, and the puppy-stage can last three years, and the adult can be puppy-like. They grow quickly, take over your life, and saying they are life-changing is no understatement. We are happy you are doing so well with Tango–keep up the excellent work.