I just wanted to let you know that Zeus passed his “Canine Good Citizen” test last night! It is a test that passes or fails them on 10 aspects of manners. If they fail one of the tests they do not pass. I am so proud of Zeus! We have been working hard with him and taking him to many obedience classes. We both really enjoy them and I think that they have helped socialize him and made him have the wonderful personality that he does!
Zeus does very well meeting other people and other dogs which is one of the things that he was tested on. He was also tested on some of the basic commands such as “Sit”, “Lay or Down”, “Come”, “Stay” & “Wait”, which he excels in! He also had to heel and do some turns and stop which he has practiced many times in his “Rally Obedience” classes. Zeus loves other people and has no problem with wheel chairs, walkers or canes. I have taken him on “field trips” (as I like to call them) to outdoor fairs and such to expose him to a lot of different people and situations. I have never seen him not love another dog either. It’s such a joy to have a dog like him!
Zeus was tested on his reaction to loud noises. He did just fine. Separation anxiety was the one that I thought he would have the most trouble with…. there were a few peeps out of him but he did well enough to pass which is good! 🙂
We will get an official certificate in the mail with the option to buy some “Good Citizen” buttons and other things! I can’t wait…of course I will order them! Haha! 😉
Thank you so much for such a wonderful pup! I can’t imagine my life without him. He has been a true blessing in my life!
Breeder’s Note –The Life-Changing Weimaraner!
Much of what the Weimaraner becomes rests in the hands of their family. 🙂 Some people do the minimum, and try to work it around so they can live amiably with this wonderful creature. Others, like Jeanne, go the extra mile. They see how far the journey will take them together. 🙂
A person grows in their ability to handle and train the Weimaraner. At the same time, they experience personal growth and maturity. No matter how old you are, or what your experience might be, when you come to the Weimaraner, they will exploit your weaknesses. They challenge you in ways you didn’t expect.
Jeanne and Zeus have accomplished a lot in their short time together. 🙂 We truly appreciate the efforts. For those reading these comments, Zeus was featured on the blog not long ago for his natural agility ability. Here is a link to the former blog if you want to check it out click here!