Bringing Home the Pup
This heading sparks various lines of thought--what you need, the trip home, preparing for the arrival and getting them home at last. Getting the right pup for you and your lifestyle is important. It has been said many times (sometimes it is yelled (from the rooftop) it seems) that this is not the breed for everyone. This is true. If it were not so many would not end up in rescue. Nevertheless, for others, nothing else (besides the Weimaraner) will do.
Cliff and Shela have provided several pages on this website to help prepare for the event. They are invested in your success. That being said, it takes a healthy dose of knack and a barrel load of follow through to pull off the desired result. Getting off to the best possible start is imperative.
The OwyheeStar pup is set up for success. They are ready to train--crate train, to housebreak, and for you to them leash friendly. It is not automatic at all; however, if you build on the pup's readiness things can go well. Your follow through and step by step success sets the right tone. It doesn't mean you will master everything that you feel needs to be accomplished in a few months, or even in the first year. The Weimaraner will at some point in time most likely be oppositional and express a lot of teenage flakiness. When this happens, it is best to avoid disillusionment and frustration. They are counterproductive. Stay in a positive and matter of fact mode yourself. Return or move to something (and activity) where you can achieve a positive outcome. In fact, Cliff suggests that you always end (each training session) by doing a no-fail exercise. The one they love and will perform without fault. The activity of choice might be a couple of short retrieves or a sit, etc. The last thing you do together should be slam dunk per say.
It is about the journey and what you can become together.
7 steps to Success