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~Compliments of Jan Magnuson
We like to say “a Tired Dog is a Good Dog”- DAILY exercise like walks, playtime, and training help keep our dogs (and us too!) healthy and happy!
My dog trainer friends and I all agree that a majority of dog owners we deal with do not provide enough daily exercise for their dogs, hence why they have so many behavior and training issues. There are many aspects to having a well-behaved and well-trained canine companion, the first and foremost is tiring them out each day! When dogs are sufficiently exercised, mentally and physically, they are less inclined to misbehave like jumping up on people, chewing inappropriate articles, and running away…keeping them “pooped out” makes them better pets!
Pictured above are my three sweet girls all tuckered out and snuggled in after a fun, busy day~
Jan Magnuson~SUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Traininghttp://sunstardogtraining.com
P.O. Box 98072Des Moines, WA 98198206 241 2908
Most of you know Jan and Willow. We are so blessed to have her expertise to share, and as a friend–fellow Weimlover. If you are not familiar with their accomplishments–Click Here.
Also–keep in mind that a young Weimaraner is challenging to raise for a lot of reasons–they have endless energy. They also have limitations–they cannot be run hard until those growth plates close. Click Here to learn more!
~Meet My Family
We don’t all look the same, but aren’t we a classy looking group?
Hi– I was happy to read that Cliff is a bit improved, we are all pulling for you and your family. I know I am very far away, however, please let me know if I can do anything to help you.
Here is a quick blog pic and a few words if you want to use it:
Yes, I have become a dog owner who puts coats on my dogs, LOL! They are inside so much that they are used to the warm, so now that the weather is cooler, coats go on when they go outside! I love my little doggies 🙂 Willow sends hugs and kisses to you all!
Jan MagnusonSUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
P.O. Box 98072Des Moines, WA 98198
I left the whole of the note that Jan wrote in response to my need for blog material–the kind that makes it easy for me to post. I so appreciate her note. Like so many of you, she is rooting for Cliff to recover quickly. To say your prayers, love, and support was essential would be a vast understatement. We are forever grateful.
We all know Jan and her doggies–especially the amazing Willow. Thanks, Jan!
As always, we include Jan’s contact information–she is a fabulous dog training. Of course, she and Willow have won a wheelbarrow load of awards, titles, and trophies. Click here to check out Willow’s Wall.
Yesterday, we received two updates. We hope there will be more in the weeks ahead. Thanks for your help.
~ Wearing her OwyheeStar Cap
Willow, we love you are wearing the OwyheeStar cap –you are so adorable, as always. You are a rockstar!
~with Moxie, my shadow
I’ve decided to stay home with baby and no return to work after 17 years. Crazy! I’m excited to have a new job at home and of course the dogs are thrilled. Moxie is my shadow. The dogs love are daily morning walks and seem to not mind that we added to our pack and the walk includes a stroller now.
I don’t want to miss out on your wonderful daily blogs. I look forward to them every day.
Happy Halloween! Chrissy
We are so happy you enjoy reading the OwyheeStar Weimaraner News Blog. Honestly–we would never have dreamed that it would take on a life of its own at the beginning. Here we are thousands of blogs later–years later and still going. We are ever so thankful to our fans, readers, and especially to the loyal OwyheeStar community.
~on our heels at all times
Lulu & Lyla are are on our heels at all times ( just like our last two Weimaraners)! If we shower we had better make sure the rugs are down, if not we better lay down our clothes so they can keep an eye on us while we shower! This surely must be a sign that we are good dog parents as they cannot get enough of us! Wish our twin almost 14 year old girls felt the same!
Thank you for these faithful, loving and furry kids!
Jeff, Heidi, Emma & Ella
For those who like their personal space or privacy, we say keep on traveling toward a different breed. The Velcro Weimar is all about being in your space–touching you, having your things. Oh yeah! You Weimlovers know what we are talking about–don’t even think about the Weimaraner.
–Willow on Lookout
I can’t believe Willow is almost 8 years of age, she is still very healthy and strong and smart. We do lots of fun activities together every day, especially now that I am retired from 30 years in Law Enforcement. She has so many show titles I have almost lost count (…not really, LOL!) and best of all, she is a wonderful family pet and certified Therapy Dog, where we do therapeutic visits and she makes everyone smile.
Here she is doing one of her favorite activities- watching the birds and squirrels on the bird feeders! She likes to stare for the longest time, and when she is outside, she will stand and often point, her patience amazes me!
She is the best girl EVER!
Jan MagnusonSUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
There is little we can say other than together you have written a fantastic story–what a journey. May she live on, and continue to thrive.
~ Charlotte and Moxie
Moxie is doing well and has adjusted to having a little human in the house. I think she looks at the new addition as part of the pack and a little man cub. 🙂
We recently went to Tahoe and still manage to find time for some swimming and hiking. It won’t be long before our little girl (Charlotte Avery) will be trotting and swiping along side Moxie.
Moxie’s nickname is Moose. I included a picture of my favorite PJ’s for Charlotte. It’s amazing how dogs know that she is a little baby and immediately go into protective mode.
Thanks for all of the blogs. I especially like the farm and garden updates. How do you have the time? You have inspired my husband to make his own ketchup. We will see how it goes.
Love from California.
-Chrissy, Brian, Charlotte & Moxie Blue
We are so happy that Charlotte arrived safely–and that her and Moxie Blue tag-team you already. How sweet they are together. I sincerely hope the homemade ketchup turns out well –we like ours.
~A picture is worth a thousand words!
UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified
Although it was never our goal to raise or sell the Show Dog–Jan Magnuson has done more than we could have ever imagined with her Willow. What an extraordinary career she has had on every level. Even with Jan’s retirement, she and Willow are out in the community doing service work. We cannot thank Jan enough–and this wall attests to all they have achieved together. (The above photo is not the most recent, but it is Jan and my favorite moment in her career–well, one of the favorite moments.)
~As Jan puts it…
Willow has been a superstar her entire life! She has attained many titles and awards (see above) for Conformation, Obedience and Rally Obedience, Agility, Tricks, and Good Citizen, and include 5 UKC Altered Best-In-Show and 14 Altered Reserve Best-In-Show awards!
Willow is very active as a certified Therapy Dog, and we do visits at retirement, assisted living, and memory care facilities, schools and daycares, and community events. I have served 30 years as a Law Enforcement Officer, and Willow has accompanied me on duty as a Therapy dog on calls and out in the community, and at the police department.
~ Willow 2017
I read that you need blog articles. This photo was from two years ago this weekend, however I wanted to send it again as it was one of my proudest moments of Willow.
We worked SO hard to prepare for this Agility title- daily training with the equipment, lots of variables, and much off-leash distraction proofing (her temperament and biddability are exquisite!)And, on top of all that, Willow strained her shoulder (not her fault- she slipped on the dirt in the practice arena as the jumps were placed too close together), so we needed time to heal and recuperate to get her 100% healthy and ready. On this show weekend, not only did she qualify in all three trials, she attained PERFECT scores on each run and attained her UKC Agility I title! I was, and am, SO proud of her!!!
It was never our intent to become that breeder who produces Show Weims–but this is not the only OwyheeStar success story. Of course, some of the others earned International Show titles because they sported a blue coat–and the Weimaraner Club of America doesn’t allow the blues to compete in Show–they can compete in every other discipline–such as Agility.
Jan has participated with both AKC and WCA (the American Kennel Club –Weimaraner Club of America), but she prefers the United Kennel Club (UKC) experience. Not that Willow could not have done equally well in the other circle of influence, but rather because the UKC is Owner-Handler only and less political. If you are not on the inside of the competition, it might be hard to understand. We get it.
Jan and Willow have earned a lot of titles–we could not be more thrilled or appreciate their efforts anymore. It is no small thing. Consider all these accomplishments–UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified. What more can we say? Jan says this moment of earning the Agility Title along with the perfect scores is one of her fondest achievements. Congratulations once again for all the two of you have done together, Jan.
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SUNSTARAll-Breed Dog Training
You can find Jan and her Dog Training on Facebook–with more than 45 years experience with the Weimaraner we recommend you check her out. By all means if possible–plan to train with her.