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Dink

~AKC Puppy Class

First ribbon on the books!

Maybe you noticed that Dink earned his first ribbon and wondered about this program. To learn more—click here!

20 STEPS To Success: The
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®
TEST
OWNER BEHAVIORS:

  1. Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams,
    appears healthy)
  2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge
  3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
  4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC
    Approved CGC Evaluator
  5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up
    after puppy
  6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for
    puppy-collar tag, etc.
    PUPPY BEHAVIORS:
  7. Free of aggression toward people during at least
    6 weeks of class
  8. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class
  9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice
  10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)
  11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy
    PRE-CANINE GOOD CITIZEN®
    TEST BEHAVIORS
  12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other
    than the owner
  13. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam
    (ears, feet)
  14. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight
    line (15 steps)
  15. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other
    people 5-ft away
  16. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure
  17. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure
  18. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called
  19. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented
    15-ft away
  20. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks
    10 steps and returns)

Addie

~Aka Patti and sometime Patti Cake

The trip couldn’t have gone any better. Now I am checking and rechecking every corner of the house and attempting to disembowel the toy you sent. (Oops) We’re happy campers–me and my family.


I wondered why you were fussing with me so much lately—all these changes and wanting me to do different things. I now see you planned to let me have my new Oregon family–so I am reporting we made it home. I am surveying the landscape and deciding where first to raise a little havoc. I know you would not want me to miss an opportunity.

Fourth of July Weekend

~And Something like this

Breeder Comment

Yes, we received a few photos and saw others on Facebook. There were those wearing sound-proofing earmuffs to avoid the noise, and others were wrapped in blankets. But these two (Asher and Dink) just posed for Mama wearing their bow ties. It is not over until it is over, though.

Freya

~ Outdoor Freedom On Hold For Now

Freya finally made the trip to the vet to get spayed.  

Now she is having to stay inside with her momma for a week.  You can tell by the look on her face she is soooooo bored watching me telework  . . .

Then papa cut up grandpas elk horns (he gave us them to cut up for the dogs to chew on) that she yarded out of the office (from under a table) . . . and life was good for her again!

Jeanne and Corie Henke

Breeder Comment

The eye is on the Mama–and it speaks volumes. She looks no worse for wear, though. I am sure slowing her down is a pipe dream. (Haha)

Leisl and Hank

~ Quite the Pair

Chicadee Ridge

She loves to run: on the trails, next to the bike, and in the park. Most of all she loves her brother, Hank.    

Breeder Comment

I am sure in and around Boise they make a statement–get looks and comments. Thank you for loving them so much–taking such good care of them as well.

Liesl and Hank

My Fur Kids!

Here are some more pics of Liesl and of course Hank. Liesl came to live with us on New Year’s Eve, 2019.

Maybe that’s why she’s such a firecracker! The best word to describe her is “spirited.” She is seemingly not afraid of anything! She’ll chase the vacuum cleaner and her brother Hank with equal energy.

We have other moments, too–such as around the house and at the office.

Breeder Comment

That is very funny that she chases the vacuum. I am sure many a Weim person wished their Weim was fearless. You are busy with the two, thank you for all you do with and for them.

Down Stay

Cliff has been working with Patti on a few basic skills. The Down Stay is considered essential.

Luna

~ Not her cup of tea

They say Weims are smart dogs and Luna’s no exception. 
As you can imagine,  Luna is always by my side watching when I work from home. Now that we’re full time at home she’s decided to fill in while I take a break.


After a few minutes of techy talk she realized IT isn’t for her and she was exhausted. So she retired to the couch and after her nap went back to chasing balls.  😂😂😂 


Hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! 
Take care, Kris

Breeder Comment

I have often felt that Weims are seriously smarter than their humans. This post is excellent for so many reasons–thank you for thinking of us.

Luna

~Here’s the Scoop


It’s been a while since I’ve given you an update so thought I’d share the latest with you. You know better than anyone pups can change so rapidly!
Luna (a.k.a Luna Tuna, Looney Tunes) is going on 5 months now and she’s really getting quite big. Others notice it more than I do but at our last vet visit on the 6th, she was 25 lbs. She’s almost as tall and long as her brother Frankie. 


She had her last vaccine that day and we made it through without any issue. I feel like a while new world opened up to us as I’ve kept her a bit isolated until she was fully vaccinated. Now we’re going to puppy play time and going on different more populated areas for our walks.

As you’ve seen by some of my comments in posts, I’ve been a bit challenged crate training Luna. Sometimes the best leads come from the most unusual places and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. In this case, my hair stylist who is big into dog rescue. She gave me the info of a private trainer right here in town. 


We had a 2 hour consult last week at my house while she observed Luna to understand what we’re dealing with as far as her crate and fear of unfamiliar people. By the end of the session, Luna was sleeping right by her side while I sat on the other side of the room. When she woke up, rather than looking for me she rolled on her back to get a nice belly rub. I was so proud of her!!


She determined Luna isn’t a rehab case (that was a real possibility given her HOD episode and trauma that could have left an imprint with her) and doesn’t have a crate issue because she goes right in. It’s the separation from me that’s the problem. We talked about a plan on how to address her separation anxiety, socialization and gaining more confidence. 
In the meantime, Luna is loving the social distancing and self isolating measures we’re taking as a family to do our part in limiting the virus while staying healthy. If she had her way, I think she’d quarantine me for life! 😂😂😂


I’m looking forward to starting our sessions in a few weeks. Luna was VERY receptive to the idea (it may have helped the trainer had real venison jerky during her visit). I have a really good feeling we’ve taken the right approach for her. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.
Take care, Kris 

Breeder Comment

Thanks ever so much for thinking of us with this update. Of course, the world is following Luna, and rooting for her to do well. (haha)

Happy St. Patricks Day

Asher and Dink

Michele was kind enough to let us use this lovely picture of Asher and Dink. I think it is safe to call them infamous–the rock their world—both of these boys capturing hearts and making friends.

May your pot be filled with corned beef and cabbage–and your lap be covered with a Weimar–that makes for a perfect St. Patrick’s Day evening.