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A Puppy Comes Home, Then What?

We still remember the guy from Alaska trying to convince he should get a puppy no questions asked. Soon, (very soon) into a dialogue with us, he realized we would like to have some contact with him over the life of the pup. Clearly, this was a distasteful thought in that he wrote….

What, I want is to get the puppy and be done with you! I don’t want to have to check with you ever again.

It is a lot of work for the breeder to care enough to stay in touch. In our way of thinking, if you raise the puppy, you should provide some level of support. This might include education, a guarantee, and a return policy. The degree to which you do these things speaks to your commitment to the breed, and the pup’s future. Don’t get us wrong. No one can guarantee everything, on every level. Nonetheless, there should be some kind of a “true” guarantee of basic health.

Breeders who are there for you…

That makes me smile

That makes me smile

One thing you learn using the stay-in-touch process (which is much easier in the Internet-age) is this can unfold in various ways. Some people write novels. Some people send you a sentence at best. Some folks send photos only. Regardless, you realize that all is as expected. As with humans, some pups have more issues than others. During the early period when the immune system is developing, you are more apt to run into minor infections, and whatnot. In truth, there is little a breeder can do about these things, but they can assure you it is normal. Sometimes they might question the method of treatment, and make a suggestion.

People who get their pup elsewhere…

We get a goodly number of requests. Some of these come Internationally. I know; you would not think that would happen, but there are Weimlovers, who use the Internet throughout the world. We have made a few persons unhappy when we suggested they should get help from their own breeder. Some have written their breeder will not help them. On occasion, we can offer a quick bit of advice. In reality, we don’t have time (or the responsibility) to take care of other people’s clients.

For Our OwyheeStar Weimlovers…

wrigley 3We will purpose to do our best for you. We are not always instant, and available. Nevertheless, we do what we are able to do. Those that have known us the longest would attest to the fact that we have helped them through at least one hiccup. We value our relationship. We cannot do everything everyone asks of us. We can do what we promise to do. We feel this is important, and somehow we believe you would agree with us. 🙂

We sincerely hope we don’t only hear from you when there is a problem.