Growing, Learning, and a lot of Fun!
Berkley is growing like a weed. Sometimes we call her “bean stalk” because she is growing so fast.
She’s learning more and more every day and we are enjoying her so very much. She is sweet with a twist of feistiness!
Berkley and Our DaughtersBerkley is excited about learning Latin along with our daughters.
Then, she is showing off her ability to heel alongside our 7-year-old. We use the Starmark Collar you recommend on your website and taught our girls how to use it properly.Until next time,Amanda
We are delighted to learn that things are going well with Berkley. It is great she is such an integral part of the family. Then too–it is beyond surprising that she is heeling for your 7-year-old daughter. Many of our adults (write us) that they are unable to achieve the loose-leash heel. When you understand how to use that collar, and it is used (correctly) a lot of good things can happen.
We sincerely appreciate you thinking of us and sharing a window into your life with Berkley. Keep up the consistent effort and things will continue to move forward positively.
Blu Came Home
~in January 2013
Blu has faced a Big Change
Our Birthday Walk
Blu was the Perfect Pup
We are Happy to have Blu in our Lives
I am a huge dog-lover. As a kid, I grew up with Labs. As an adult (and as a father) I had to take a back seat to what dogs my kids liked. Needless to say, it has been a long time coming for me to have “My Dog”. The kids are grown, that is except for our four-year-old. She is not yet old enough to select her dog of choice. This time around it is my turn. I love the fact that they are friendly and feel part of the family. Have looked into this breed for years.
Blu is making his way into our home and hearts
Plenty of room for Blu to run around. My youngest Daughter is in love with Blu, and he likewise with her.
A Toddler and the Weimar Pup
When we got Luna, my grandson was ten months old. I was a little apprehensive to let them play because Luna was (is) a puppy. She plays a little rough and kisses with her teeth 🙂 she and Elijah have been besties since the day they met! Elijah makes sure she has enough to eat. Luna has never hurt him with her teeth. she’s so careful with him. They rest together, and they are constantly switching toys. In the picture Eli wanted the blue bone so he gave her the duck & took the bone …. Luna also wanted the bone, so she took it back, but still gentle enough to not cause a stir, I love their relationship 😍
There have been several folks who have had this same experience; however, there has been a call from a woman who stuck her face into her pup’s face, and she got bit. Did it mean anything? No–nonetheless, it is best to avoid those situations. Proceed with caution. Many times the Weimaraner pup will not trouble the baby whereas they young children get tagged. Their energy fuels a game, and it gets too rough. The pup visualized them as their littermates. They exchanged bites and knocked each other over too! We love this report. Thank you, Nancy!
Obi wan is doing great.
His obedience training is going swimmingly, and I have started incorporating some minor bird training. I got hooked up with a buddy from work who runs a bird hunting club and have gotten some training tips to start with but we don’t work long (10-15 min a few times a day). I’m looking forward to his shots being complete so we can get more outdoors.
As always him and my youngest daughter are best friends. He this far is a great addition to the family, and we couldn’t be happier. He will be getting a small taste of hunting in the fall.
Breeder’s Note: The photos were used with permission. Please do not reproduce them without the owner’s written permission. This note from Justin is a very nice update. We love that it covers the training, as well as living with the Weimaraner. Clearly, they are doing well. We appreciate the effort it takes everyone to raise the Weimaraner. Keeping us updated is a huge plus.
It’s hunting season again, and we hunted for dove out in Blythe California this past weekend.
Temperatures were hot but he did great! We always hunt next to or very close to a canal so he can stay nice and wet and cooled off. He did great finding and retrieving our downed birds. Sorry, we didn’t get any video or action photos.
Some would say the family that hunts together stays together. For sure, this is a fun experience that affords a special bonding experience.
Breeder’s Note: We are thrilled to receive word that G2 continues to be a great family member, and awesome hunting companion. Recently John, John Sr., and the kids all went out to hunt doves. Here are some photos from their trip.
She was calm and well-behaved, so many people commented on how good she was. I also had her “down stay” for several tiny toddlers, so they could pet her head and back without being scared of her being face-to-face with them. The parents thanked me for taking the time to do that, Willow is such a good girl!!!
Betsy is about to turn 3
It’s been forever since we sent an update of Betsy. She’s just a few days away from her third birthday and has definitely matured in the last year to a grown-up.
Betsy is busy–we have had a big change!
It was a tough transition going from an only child to having to take care of an infant. Betsy has learned to pitch in and help, and she’s been really busy raising our baby.The night we came home from the hospital, the baby wouldn’t stop crying and Betsy threw up all over the carpet.
We knew adding a baby would mean change!
We made sure to give Betsy a lot of extra attention (so she would not feel displaced). Over the months, she’s grown to understand that raising this baby is her responsibility. She immediately lets me know whenever the baby wakes up, cleans her up after meals, and plays keep away with her.
Betsy still goes to work with her Dad..
We can tell that the responsibility wears her down at home, so she still gets to go to work every day with her dad to get a break. News of her work at our company will come in a later post. Betsy has written in from her perspective. She never ceases to amaze us. 🙂
Breeder’s Note: It is especially important to keep your Weimaraner wormed when you have a baby (or small children) in residence. Roundworms and hookworms are the most common problems, but a broad-based worming program is important. Please discuss the proper protocol with your veterinary of choice.
Happy six month birthday to our Beorn! (It’s a little early, but the 26th is coming up fast).
He is a family member!
I am very excited to give you an update about Beorn and his place in our family. He is growing fast, like always. He is weighing in now at 48.5 lbs. Big boy!
Puppy Bites are not fun!
We lived through the puppy nipping and got wise and started wearing gloves when we were training him. He now only mouths us in a very gentle way.
We all were on the same page with our training program!
The Don Sullivan collar and training video helped us manage this behavior while Beorn was young, so I think it saved us all. The other very helpful thing we did was to include the whole family (except the cats that is) in the training process. Beorn listens to commands from both the kids now too (11 and 4).
Our 20lb male cat is still the dominate pet in the house. He tells Beorn when he gets to close, but they get along ok. Our younger female cat and Beorn are great friends. They play hide-n-seek, all in good fun. They even snuggle together. He has never shown aggression to our cats, which is a relief.
Beorn is developing into a Running Companion — appropriate distances for his age of course!
We are busy and on the go and he seems to be adjusting to our schedule. Alex is at home during the day and I’m home on the weekends. He does not spend to much time alone honestly, but we do use the crate daily. Most importantly we use the crate at our family meal times and when we are not at home to watch over the pup.
Beorn travels and adapts well to each adventure!
Beorn will be neutered in March as he is showing he is ready for this. We have an excellent vet and are a little nervous about the surgery, but we know all will go well.
I guess a lot has happened since our last message. I’ve included some of our favorite pictures. We are so thankful for Beorn and our chance to be his family. He has changed our lives in so many ways, we are very happy. Thank you a thousand times!
Beorn is growing fast!
He is doing great and making gains everyday. Actually, he’s gaining about 4 pounds a week and growing fast.
He loves the kids and plays with them great (most of the time).
Beorn and our cats!
Thanks for our wonderful companion.
Breeder’s Comment: Thank you for sharing an update on Beorn. We truly appreciate you remembering us. The pictures are also fabulous!
It is great the cats, and he have worked out their relationship (and roll) within the family.
~ Shela and Cliff