Adding the Second
Dudley–the resident Weimar
Winnie Meets Colt
Here are a couple of pictures of Colt’s first interaction with Winnie.
We are not sure what her first impressions were.
“What is this?” “We drove all this way to meet this little blue upstart?” “I don’t think so.”
Despite what she is feeling at the moment, they will become inseparable.
- Meet up in a neutral location. Don’t just show up home with the new Weimaraner.
- Don’t let your emotions run amuck. If you are concerned, then the Weimaraner will be equally worried.
- Monitor things and give it time. The adjustment is tough.
- Make sure the resident Weimaraner gets as much if not more attention than the new baby. Bringing home the new puppy and displacing the original will not go well. They have been at the center of the universe for a while. Why should it change now?
Patos is Thriving; I am exhausted!
Weimar Disdain turned to Snuggles and Kisses
The 9-Week Puppy Shot
Big hugs to you and Cliff! ~Meg
We are happy that Sucia has turned the corner and realized that Patos is not only staying, but it is an excellent thing to have a sister.
I am glad you are sticking to the vaccine protocol. It has proven time and again to produce high vaccine titer results–in turn, keeping the additional vaccine at bay with the risk of a severe vaccine reaction.
We do encourage folks to worm their puppy on a regular basis. There are certain things we cannot speak to for a broad-based audience. Each person must decide what the real risk is when it comes to Heartworm–is it vital to start the new puppy on this medication. Well, maybe. If so, should you use the Plus version that covers the worming as well as guarding against the dreaded heartworm scenario? The one caution we do have is to not overload your Weimaraner’s system with a lot of chemicals. Be as Holistic as possible–this is even more important with the young Weimaraner; however, some adult Weims can react to various medications. Proceed with caution and do a bit of research–if there are reports from dog owners who have used a product and it caused seizures, we recommend choosing another option–different pain medication, etc. Weigh the risks and just because one person didn’t have an issue, keep in mind a percentage of Weims do have severe (even life-threatening) vaccine reactions–as well as a low tolerance for certain medications. One that comes to mind is the Rimadyl.
Joins Skeeter Valentine
~ At the Pool
January 23, 2017–Kaliece wrote
Hi! Wow, time flies.
So Virgil is doing great and I just can’t be more pleased with my Skeeter girl. She has accepted him so well and for the most part is really helpful in his training…except when she’s not haha. They are going to be best friends forever. So I have been doing loose leash training with Virgil and it is soooo beneficial to start from the get-go. He totally gets it, now the human needs to continue to follow through haha.Skeeter is really helpful in this area as she stays by me for the most part. So, super excited about this…
I booked Virgil’s swim assessment at Paw’s aquatic on February 2nd. I’m trying to make it so Skeeter can swim at the same time.
We captured this you tube video so we could let you know how it went. We’re excited to see him swim–thought he did great for his first time.
It is great to hear from you and to see Virgil doing so well with training. We are glad you were able to have them swim in tandem. It is going to be great fun for all concerned. Thank you, for keeping us in the loop.
GREAT new Family Member!
Our new Weimaraner “Simian” from Owyheestar is a GREAT new Family member! He is doing great on a leash in Idaho for walks in the rural countryside. He was basically potty trained somehow when we received him at 8 weeks (Thank you!). The only bathroom accidents have been when we weren’t paying enough attention, our fault.
He is learning commands well, and is now a daily office dog at my firm. He has mastered going up and down the stairs at week 11. Thank you Owyheestar, Simian being an ambassador with the public, i am already recommending your company.
Everyone Adores Him!
One young 5 year old girl while petting him said: “He is so soft, i want to pet him ALL over!”
Thank you for updating us on Simian. We are beyond thrilled that you love him so much. Keep up the good work.
July 23, 2015--Today is Lucy’s 9th birthday. She and Luigi got a special treat of chicken while Bob and I sang Happy Birthday to her. I took a video that I hope turned out well enough for you to see and hear. We hope you enjoy it, although our singing is pretty bad!!! LOL!!! The kids, of course, gobbled down the treat. Lucy was smiling which I’m glad showed up on the video.
~ Idelle and Bob
Breeder’s Note — Thank you, Idelle and Bob, for allowing us to share this video. Happy Birthday to Lucy!
Luna the Rock Star
Over the fourth we took a trip to Diamond Lake and as usual (through her mama’s rose colored glasses) she was a rock star! This was Luna’s second camping trip and let’s say that she’s got camping down; our biggest problem is (my fault!) that we’re outside … I don’t think about “taking her potty” well she sees camp as home and doesn’t want to use that space, poor thing sometimes held it way longer than she was comfortable!
She spent the weekend playing with her “nephew” (my daughters dog 🙂 floating in the lake with mama and even started swimming to retrieve her prized stick! We had a great weekend 😊
Breeder’s Note: Thank you, Nancy, for this great update. It was the kind that was for me easy to use. I sincerely appreciate that right now with the inflammation issue–Lymphedema and swelling in my arm. Beyond that, it pointed out two things. Your Luna-girl is housebroken. Secondly, she honors your wish and doesn’t potty in the living area even if it is outside. That is super great. Kudos on achieving the water retrieve. That will be a huge plus in the days ahead.
Uh, Well can we say, “Duh?”…
Clearly, many of these folks agree that two are better than one. There are countless reasons behind this phenomenon; many we probably don’t know. There is twice the fun, and double-craziness. There is the sweet companionship, once they get settled in together. It can make for a better all-around situation. There are fewer less separation-anxiety issues if they have each other–it does not eradicate the issue. This is a smattering of what we have in our archives. Forgive us, because we only grabbed those that were easily available on Shela’s Mac.
Is it for You?
Not everyone is a Two-Weimaraner family candidate. There is the obvious issue–more expense. They each require attention, and work; initially, it can take a lot of patience, as well as the knack to get things to work. It is almost never a good idea to get two at once. Yes, they can grow up having each other; however, they tend to bond to each other. They have a secret life, and can shut you out–tune you out at the most inopportune time. The training process can take a huge setback, because they are more invested in each other than in you. It is more ideal to get one, and to get them fully adjusted, before to tackle the second. Furthermore, if you space them out, this can mean that you are more likely going to have one of the two for the extended time. This means you might avoid being Weimless, a made-up term, that some you will relate to. It is best avoided when possible.
There are many repeat clients, that have two (and even three) OwyheeStar Weims. There are some that have an OwyheeStar, and they have rescued another Weimaraner. Two of these magnificent creatures can be managed. They can be twice the fun; however, you have to know if it is right for you, and your household. If you have a resident Weimaraner, you need to ask yourself the question, “Are they too dominant to accept another Weimaraner?” Should you get two Weimaraner vying for the top position within the home; this addition could go badly. You want to avoid this scenario. When adding the second Weimaraner, it is of utmost importance to lavish the current one with extra attention, and to lessen the fanfare for the new addition. They will get a lot of attention anyhow; however, if you make it all about them, and neglect your old buddy, what can you expect? Trouble will most likely follow. It might come clothed as destructive behavior; alternatively, it might take the path of utter depression. Both scenarios are best avoided.
Adding the second Weimaraner to the household is doable for the person (or family) that can be patient, and work through the process. Nonetheless, the choice of the pup needs to be carefully considered. Choosing a most engaging pup might lead you down the path of having a fur-flying experience. It is tricky-business, but as you can see, many have achieved this status.
The girls have been growing up and changing like crazy over the last 6 months. Skye will be 2 years old on May 31, and Haze will be 2 years old on July 31.
Both girls regularly attend classes at our dog club. We usually have them enrolled in at least 2 different types of classes each week. The current term classes are Agility Foundation and Advanced Rally. Skye also is involved in the newer sport of Nose Work. Nancy is hoping to gear Haze towards shed hunting which she will work with Haze on her own.
We take the dogs most everywhere with us, although we do make sure they are left at home periodically so that they learn it’s ok to not be with us all the time. When in the house alone, the girls are crated if no one will be there for more than an hour. So far, they have shown no real signs of separation anxiety, although for the first few minutes when we leave, they anxiously hope they get to go by watching out the window. If not, they eventually go lay down staying quiet until we return. We are still constantly working on good manners for greeting new people and other dogs as they get so excited. The girls definitely keep us on our toes, but we can’t imagine life without them. They are so funny and interactive. They love to get dressed up and are curious about everything, which makes for great adventures.
Skye still feels that she controls all things at all times, although as she has become older, her need to control all things shift usually ends by 8 pm, as she disappears and going to bed on her own.
The girls have also been the inspiration for our new logo for our business Action Animal Pet Care & Dog Training.
Not much scares Nancy’s Luna girl.