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Willow

     ~An Instagram Sensation

But What?

Breeder Comment

We are delighted that Willow is entertaining and that she has brought healing to your heart and home after Roxy’s departure. Thank you, Rene, for all your sharing. I am sure we are not alone in saying we get a kick out of it.

Jaeger

Breeder Comment

1-Bettee X Boone Week Five-16 1Just when you think you have seen it all, along comes something well, not new per say, but unexpected.

Jaeger (pictured at five-weeks here to the left) doesn’t have young photos of him sticking out his tongue. We all know; however, I have shown you some of my favorite such pictures with the same gesture. Who doesn’t laugh?

Not long ago, he was using the Cat Tree–as well as doing some field training. You have to admit he is entertaining. Oh, and pretty darned cute. However, did you get such a snapshot of Jaeger?

Taking It Too Far?!?

      ~ Ed Writes

FB_IMG_1517371994631Jaeger is sticking his tongue out at me, I know he can be stubborn,  but this is taking it too far lol.

The Balanced Weimar

FB_IMG_1517372030987He also ended up standing totally on that bota with all four feet.

Help in the Kitchen

Dishwasher 

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Yesterday we learned about Ohren’s help in the kitchen–you remember the photo of her helping pre-wash the dishes, right? If not-this her pictured above.

Grim_0212Her sister in Portland (Schatzi) also is a whiz at helping with the dishes. Jeff writes–

The kids are excited to have another dishwasher in the house!!  Plus she slept through the night last night so that is a bonus with no pee in the crate.  We are rolling now!!

Breeder Comment

Well now, isn’t that amazing? Both pups are interested in helping with the dishes. The Weimaraner seems to have a knack for cleaning plates. It is best when dinner has been served rather than when they do it before you eat the meal.

Berkley

In The Groove

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Berkley is settling well into the routine of our family. She loves her walks. She likes to eat ice. She’s learning lots of commands and especially how to contain her enthusiasm by NOT jumping up on people. She thinks the living room is her jungle gym, jumping from chair to couch with very little effort. We’re working on curbing that. She has begun meeting other dogs and is showing an appropriate blend of curiosity and submission. She also enjoys riding in the car.

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Her naughtiest moment so far (which really is not her fault…Blame it on her nose and on my husband) : My husband got a pizza out to put in the oven. She was sleeping peacefully on the couch at the time. He intended to return promptly to put it in the over so it would be ready for my return home, but he got sidetracked and forgot. When I came home he remembered that he didn’t put the pizza in the oven. I said, “no problem, I’ll put it in.” As I entered the kitchen, I realized that Berkley had pulled the pizza off the counter and eaten half of it! Thankfully, other than a little gas and the need to go outside in the middle of the night (which my husband took care of), she was fine.

Preventative Action

Sooooo…our friends showed us a trick to keep her paws off of the counter and it’s working so far. The second she puts her paws up on the counter, we shake this thing we made out of foil pans. It is so startling she takes off running and several days go by before she attempts to put her paws up again. As you can see from the picture, she is sitting on the chair in the background quite content to be away from the scary shiny shaker. As long as we have it on the counter she remembers to stay down. Our former Weimie had the same tendency… Such a good nose and such a strong desire for food!
One of my favorite times of the day is when, after the kids are in bed, she snuggles up on the couch with me, tuckered out from the day’s activities.
Berkley is a tremendous source of laughter and entertainment in our family, and we are thrilled to be making memories with her!!!
Thanks again for making such a great match!
Sincerely,
Amanda

Breeder Comment

We are delighted to hear of your continued success and joy. We are in the business of making dreams come true–at least that is our goal. This breed is not for everyone. Anyone who loves the Weimaraner finds they both want to expound on the fabulous life with the Weimar and at the same time warn others it is not all that easy to raise one.

You are doing fabulous! I think it is vital to get the basics done; then you work on things such as counter-surfing, living room agility, and meet-and-greet techniques. Nonetheless, a friendly, happy, and active Weimaraner is a delight. I am sure we can agree on that fact.

Some of our readers recently began the training of a Weimar pup. They quickly learned that freedom is earned. You want to get the housebreaking, crate-training, and the desire to please engrained very soon. Then you can move on to other things–like compliance on the leash. We were so thrilled to see not all that long ago you had achieved excellent loose-leash-compliance. (Click here to read the previous Berkley update.) Those things go a long way toward having a well-adjusted and easier to live with Weimaraner. Keep up the great effort and thank you for thinking of us.

Final Thought 

For those embarking on a journey–remember not to compare your situation with others. They (like this family) can give you hope of what can be achieved. Nevertheless, each family is unique. This adventure is a journey. It takes as long as it takes. It is a one-step at a time thing. Achieve the basics, so you have the solid foundation. Then, together, you can see what you can become.

Stella Blue

Entertaining

Stella Blue is hilarious.  She’s was entertaining herself while I was I sorting the laundry.  I bet she did this 15-20 times.  Silly girl!
I’m still laughing and she’s pooped out on the rug!
😂I thought you’d enjoy her silliness.
❤Jill

Featured Longhair Weimaraner — Trevi

Hello Cliff and Shela

I wanted to give you an update on Trevi. As you remember, he was Greta’s only longhair male. 🙂

Trevi enjoying the good life

Trevi enjoying the good life

The 12 Week Puppy Shot

He has been in for his 12-week puppy shot, as well as a checkup.  He took the needle-stick very well.  He was too busy eating his biscuit to notice anything happened. 🙂

Trevi and Oscar 

Oscar and him have had lots of time together as Oscar was staying with me for a while (due to the flooding that happened here in Calgary). Jeff took a very cute video of them playing a few weeks ago. 

Trevi attracks attention

Oscar and him have had lots of time together as Oscar was staying with me for a while (due to the flooding that happened here in Calgary). Jeff took a very cute video of them playing a few weeks ago.

Below is a video of Trevi in his crate when he first arrived.