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Willow’s Routine

We are very active and generally walk at least three miles, six days a week, and we also do training in obedience, agility, rally, retrieving, and tricks.  It is also very important to rest and recharge- Daisy, Willow, Violet and I are having a nice, quiet, relaxing Sunday 🙂   
~Jan Magnuson

SUNSTAR All-Breed Dog Training

http://sunstardogtraining.com
Des Moines, WA 98198

Breeder Comment

Jan, we appreciate you thinking of us and sharing about your weekly routine. Everyone loves Willow! And thank you for this very easy to post update, too. It makes my life easier–and people never tire of Willow–or your advice.

UKC Best-In-Show and High-In-Trial Champion/Altered Grand Champion Sunstar Willow of OwyheeStar, AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Novice Trick Dog, UKC Rally Obedience I, UKC Agility I, Therapy Dog International certified

A Tired Dog is a Good Dog

~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

Breeder Comment

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!

Old Friends

~Reuniting with Heater Vent

As the leaves dance from limb to ground, so begins the challenge of reminding Asher — the door to the backyard cannot remain open all day.  Brrr, did the weather change ever so quickly with a crisp chill in the air…it appears that fall lacked a slow grace.  Even Asher noticed as he snuggled with his friend the “heater vent” today.

‘Baby it’s Cold Outside!’

Winter is coming!  So does the question, what to do with the energy of a WEIM when ‘Baby, it’s cold outside’?!?  Any suggestions?  I am open.

Breeder Comment

Oh, the joy of winter–a lot of Weimaraners love the snow. Most, however, are not wild about the rain. Stackhouse is unfazed by the moisture falling from the sky–he looks for every puddle opportunity despite the outdoor temperature. To our chagrin–the muddier the puddle, the happier might seem. Perhaps one of our readers will share a realistic idea that will be helpful.

Winter exercise is always a problem. There are options–put on rain gear, and dress how you need and get out for the usual walk is the most common solution. We have seen people using a treadmill–that is a cool idea. Ultimately, I think what we need is a big wheel that creates electricity–maybe we could keep it going 10 hours a day. Haha–free power sounds fabulous.

The New Year

How the Weimaraner keeps you in shape…

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Or how Zeus keeps Jeanne in shape :O)

Note: Age appropriate exercise for the Weimaraner is important. It has been said many times that a tired Weimaraner is a good Weimaraner. We are very biased in our opinion–we don’t think there is such a thing as a bad Weimaraner; however, an exhausted Weim doesn’t have as much interest in getting into trouble.