I’ve been trying to get an update out to you for a while and as you know time keeps slipping by. Maggie has been fun and a challenge. She has been getting better with crating training, but still has slight separation anxiety. She’s potty trained with the bell on the door. She now knows sit, lay down, roll over and she brings me her food dish when she’s done. But best of all she’s sleeping through the night!!
Her 9 week vet check was fun, the vet rarely sees a Weim so a blue one caught the eye of the whole staff. Maggie was taken to the back to be weighed and became a show and tell. Her vet check went well, she did however have a bacterial infection in both ears which was an easy fix. All in all, she’s been fun- and the family, including the cat, are really enjoying her. She has become a really joyful addition to our family.
Breeder’s Comment: First, we want to take this opportunity to remind our clients to check out the ear-care section of the Website we gave you. Flop-eared dogs have a tendency toward ear issues. Over the years, we have found several little tricks, (and products) that work better than spend cash at the vet’s office. 🙂 🙂
We also want to remind you to stick to the suggested vaccine protocol. Raising the puppy you will find yourself in the thick of things. It is easy to rely on your vet for direction. We have the greatest respect for our friends in that profession; however, their vaccine protocol is meant to cover a broad-based practice. They must operate in this manner. We (Weimlovers) have to remember to do things a bit different for the benefit of our Weimaraner. That means getting the titer test in lieu of a sixteen-week shot, and when you get a puppy shot, it should not contain Lepto or Corona. If Leptospirosis is endemic to your area, please do the shot separately. Vaccinating in this manner, you get better protection, as well as less risk of a vaccine reaction (some of which can be life-threatening.
Finally, any number of small things can go awry. Bacteria, parasites, and general health issues can pop up. This doesn’t mean the pup is sickly, but the developing immune system can get overwhelmed. Be as holistic in your approach as possible. Raising the Weimaraner takes work. Regardless, they have a growing fan club.
I am Skye!
Going Home- My First Week.
I took my first car ride to meet my new mom (Jean) & her friend on Saturday. Cliff & I met them in a big parking lot in Pendleton, Oregon.
On the way home, I got to go on my first camping trip, because Jean didn’t want me to have to be in the car all day. It was really fun sleeping in a tent- and I slept really good, except Jean says I groan a lot when I sleep.
The next day Sunday, I got to see Palouse Falls. If this is a taste of my new life- I love it! We get to do all kinds of cool stuff! Jean carries me everywhere because she says I’m too little, and doesn’t want me to get dog germs.
Meet the Family…
Monday I got to meet my new family. Whoa! What a mix! Donkeys & sheep & horses & chickens & dogs, oh my! So even staying home is fun and busy too. I’m learning to really like my crate. I eat all my meals in it, and take all my daytime naps in it. I have a special bone in there! I slept quite well in my crate at night. I didn’t even have to go out until 5am and then I went right back to sleep until 8am!
I garner a lot of attention…
Tuesday I got to go meet the tellers at the bank. They all think I’m so cute and they all want to take me home- but I’m stickin’ with Jean!! Jean takes me out to potty right after I eat, and every couple of hours. I’m already learning what “get busy” means, and I’ve been accident free! I slept all night in my crate- made it until 6:30am, went potty outside, and right back to sleep until 8:30, yay!!
Aunt Kassie Rocks…
On Wednesday I got to go for another car ride to town, with my aunt Kassie. She’s a big golden retriever mix. We were helping Jean with one of her dog training clients- an Irish Wolf Hound- all I can say is he’s HUGE! I stayed in my crate and watched. Wednesday night I slept all night! I woke up at 7:30 am and then we were ready for the day.
It seems I have a job as Jean’s assistant
On Thursday I went with Jean to her physical therapy appt. because they all had been waiting to meet me. Tyler the doctor, has a really cool dog who Jean also trains. Her name is Stella, and she is huge too!!! She really likes me and Jean said we can play sometime soon. My night crate time is really good- I’ve decided I can just sleep through the night. I don’t have to get up to go out. Jean is so happy!
I travel well…
Friday is yard sale day. I did a lot of car crate time, and met lots of really nice people. I’m learning to just go to sleep when the car is moving. It makes the time go by so quick! Jean also clipped my nails while I was asleep- that didn’t bother me at all! I go in my crate by myself now when I get sleepy and want to take a nap. I’m so glad Jean decided to crate train me!