Not Short on Adventures
~ Digging for Sport
I think Stella’s about nine months old now and we just moved into our brand new, very own home! That’s some good news. The bad news is that we are working on our backyard. Of course, Stella thinks it’s awesome because she has a lot of dirt to bury bones in. She is so silly and dirty.
Running Free and Swimming
Another piece of good news is that Stella’s been on lots of adventures with her dog pals! Here are some pictures from our last trip up the Deschutes River. There’s no bad news to that. Stella runs free and happy through the woods and eagerly swims in the river! She’s also ‘almost’ stopped jumping on all the people she meets. Maybe that’s some bad news….
Snacking on the Stairs
Anyway, the worst news is that on the day she was contained in our new dog run and had access to our garage in case of rain…. she opened (or we left open) the door to our new house. There were builders in the backyard putting up the new fence. Anyway, long story short…SHE ATE A STAIR! She’s never chewed anything! Yikes! I included a picture!
Looking Pretty or Contemplating her next Antic
Anyhow, through that whole adventure, we love our beautiful girl still. That’s the best news. I attached a picture of her posing. Or maybe, she was contemplating her next move! Hahahahahaha.That’s the scoop from our family! We hope your family is doing well.
Relocating a Weim can be laden with pitfalls. They don’t do change well, but it seems Stella is adapting well. The most significant concern may be that she is developing the habit of digging. The concrete-thinking Weimaraner is tough to retrain once they get the idea that something is the norm. (oops) This way of thinking can carry over into all areas. Well, such as chewing the stairs could transfer to fencing, etc.
It is outstanding that she is water-friendly–swims in the river. Jumping up on people she greets is not pleasant for those being welcomed; however, at least she is super friendly. We would Prepare these jumping-up issues rather than dealing with a Weimaraner that is not people-friendly. Thank you, for the great share. We truly appreciate it!
Busy Enjoying Central Oregon
We sure love our girl! She’s been enjoying a lot of central Oregon things. She’s been on hikes, in rivers, dog parks, and breweries. She’s great on bike rides and trail adventures. We are keeping her mileage around 3.5 miles since she’s so little, but she can go and go and go. Here are some photos of her relaxing and adventuring! 👍🏼
We’ve been trying to get her to stop jumping on everyone she meets, but it hasn’t happened yet. It’s a good thing she’s cute….🤔😜 We’d love a tip for helping with this if you have one handy. Thank you for our four-legged family member. ❤️I must mention as I type this I can hear her snoring. Stella might be a dainty girl, but she can snore like a bear! It’s quite hilarious.Enjoy the day!Jill, Timothy and Stella
~ Yesterday you were so tiny
Getting Tristan at this age worked out so fabulous. As you can see in this picture, (where he is asleep in my office) He has more than made himself at home. He follows me room to room as I move around, and has figured out the dog door already. Its grand that he is going outside to potty already. Seriously 24 hours and he is incredible.
I took him to the park this morning across the street to walk around, and his little tail went crazy with the people walking by, he is really settling in. The advantages are many for me with this pup. A young pup would not have been able to get out and about so quickly. Gosh I LOVE this dog already.You and cliff are FABULOUS I mean that, I truly am so thrilled and cannot rave on both of you enough!
I LOVE this puppy btw I can’t thank you enough!!
Breeder’s Note: Tristan was sixteen weeks when he left OwyheeStar. While by design pups normally leave right at eight weeks, we got caught in the throes of winter. We didn’t get the photos and information posted as usual for our pups. Sadly, we were too busy with the stuff of a dealing with a tough winter. We normally get quite a few inquiries regarding older pups, but we rarely have them available. In truth, they can be much easier.
It rarely as easy as it has been for Scott. Nevertheless, a lot of the pitfalls and potholes can be avoided. There is less (extreme) puppy biting. Often people take home the younger pups, and then they experience the inevitable within days of the pup’s arrival. They go from being a sweet kissing puppy to a biting shark that interacts with their teeth. From there it moves to their paws, and jumping up. The combination is the bane of many folks. Others crave the experiences. For a single person like Scott, being able to step into a situation where the pup bonds instantly, and adjusts quickly is a huge plus.
There are still instances where things can go wrong. There are many transition periods that require a knack to pass through. Doing the wrong thing at the wrong time will lead to ingraining fear. Unfortunately, the wrong thing is the most natural response of soothing and encouraging them (when the exhibit fear). The result of which may well challenge even the professional (and dog-savvy person). These challenges are out there whether you are raising the younger pup, or you get an older puppy. Sooner or later all pups go through varied phases, (acting out) or resisting their owners. There is a reason failure is common to this breed. It takes a knack to raise the Weimaraner. Although we mentioned trying to calm them as ingraining fear, it is equally bad to react to problems. Reacting or worse when something goes awry can result in a multitude of trials and tribulations. The point is that it is best to go into any puppy with no real expectation of how you will reach your goals (or the time frame for doing so). Let the process unfold and take it as it comes your way. This is the secret to Scott’s quick success story.