~ Cold Water, Deer, etc.
Mesquite fetching sticks in Wallowa Lake.
She kind of surprised me, she went right in the water and retrieved the sticks. The water was cold.
She ran into to her first Deer. She was on leash. They stood and looked at each other at about 20 yards. She didn’t try and get after the Deer. Which I was thankful . She isn’t hard to manage in that type of situation. She is smart, and was just interested.
We are happy that you and Mesquite have so many fun adventures. It is always fun to read about them–thanks for everything! Lyle–it might be a good idea to keep her on the Duralactin –to help prevent inflammation. With age–and colder weather the Weimaraner (like all dogs and people) is more prone to arthritic issues.
Note: We get an unbelievable number of requests for help from folks who didn’t get their Weimaraner from OwyheeStar. We can only offer so much advice or personal help–there are only so many hours in a given day. We try to do what we are able to do. Recently, we received this request for assistance.
I have a mixed Weimaraner pup who is now 7 months old. We have a backyard pool that she instantly took to at the age of 4 months. She swam like a champ from the start! Any time anyone goes into the backyard she instantly runs to the pool and will look back at whoever is outside with her for an approving word to jump in. The temperature where I live (Hanford, CA) has dropped making the pool not a pleasant swim ( I prefer the weather to be much warmer!) yet my pup does not seem to mind. My question to you is, is it harmful for her to swim in the winter months? Just recently the pool guy who cleans my pool, put in his net to skim the pool and my pup (Quinn) jumped right in!! She just swam back and forth the entire time he was here. Quite honestly I could not get her attention to get out!
the Weimaraner (under the their young Weimaraner Once idea,
The Extended Hunt; Swimming; or the Longer Run
As we mentioned early, gulping water is also best to avoid. Hydrating the working Weimaraner is important–the water should be cool, not ice water.
at Valley folks would call seasonally winter were to leave your out in temperatures. swimmer is hugeMilo sports a hat and coat when temps in Texas drop to 45 degrees.
Cliff and Shela are proponents of getting the Weimaraner to swim. To many hunter’s chagrin, the versatile hunting Weimaraner can resist the notion of doing the water-work. A versatile hunting companion must be proficient on land (with upland game), proficient in the search, as well as in water-retrieve. The Duck Search requires special skills.
Here is a video of Stackhouse during a VHDF (Versatile Hunting Dog Federation) Hunt Test — Special Thanks to Nick Petersen for the photography
number get often The retrieve. takes some patience, idea. Keep up the great work!