Congratulations on your new Barrett Weimaraner puppy!
Your new addition will come home to you no earlier than eight weeks of age with a Purchase Agreement (including Seller warranties and health guarantee, vaccination record, and AKC registration #). This also includes:
- Puppy Socialization checklist
- Collar, treats, toys, and other little goodies
- Continued resources, such as behavior and training articles, health, safety and nutrition articles, list of additional resources and helpful links, etc.
- Lifetime of support – We are also only a phone call or email away and will answer ANY question you may have about your puppy, at ANY time. Even if it’s 8, 12 or 16 years from now.
While you’re waiting for your puppy to come home, please take a look at the following information:
What to Feed your Weimaraner Puppy. With so much dog food on the market, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to feed your new Weimaraner puppy. Luckily, if you’re getting your puppy from us, you can get a recommendation/head start… [click here to continue reading this article].
Consider Buying Pet Insurance. Many people won’t ever need or use pet insurance but when you do need it, you may REALLY need it! … [click here to continue reading this article].
Fencing Recommendations. The best Weimaraner homes include a large yard in an enclosed/fenced area so that dogs have room to stretch their legs, run, potty, and otherwise get some exercise in. The purpose of this article is to help you figure out if your fencing is adequate, and if not, what kind of fencing you should plan to put up… [click here to continue reading this article].
How to Ship or Fly a Weimaraner Puppy. Barrett Weimaraners fly all the time. LadyBug (2014 Torque x Friday) is probably our Frequent Flyer winner; she goes back and forth between California and Massachusetts all the time for dog shows, field trials, and breeding. LunaBot (2015 Bo x xMika) was also flown to Michigan and back to California for breeding. Blaise Pascal has also been to TX, MA, CA, WA, and AZ via airline cargo. So, how do you successfully get your dog on a flight to go somewhere? … [click here to continue reading this article].
(Optional) Name Your Puppy. If your puppy has career goals and aspirations (like showing or field work or agility or competitive obedience), it would be wise to give it a nice registered name, in addition to coming up with what you’re actually going to “call” your puppy.
Choose a Veterinarian. If you don’t already have a veterinarian you trust, please read this article, written by Anne Taguchi. Make a short list of potential candidates. (If you’re in Southern CA or Phoenix AZ, you can start with our recommended list of veterinarians, here.) Then, print out the vaccination protocol provided with your puppy’s purchase agreement and take it with you when you go talk to your potential new vet. Ask your vet if they’d be willing to follow this protocol with your new puppy. IF THEY SAY NO, OR TRY TO CONVINCE YOU TO FOLLOW A DIFFERENT PROTOCOL, OR IF THEY TRY TO TELL YOU IT’S OKAY TO VACCINATE DIFFERENTLY, PLEASE WALK AWAY AND FIND A NEW VET.
Homework: Start interviewing vets now, and make an appointment for your puppy’s first visit, which should be when your puppy is 12 weeks old. Also – LOCATE THE NEAREST 24-HOUR EMERGENCY VET TO YOUR HOME. Keep this information someplace handy. Suggestion: Store this information as a contact in your cell phone. When it’s an emergency, you will want to figure out where to go, FAST, without Googling where the nearest facility is.
Choose a Dog Trainer. If you haven’t raised a Weimaraner puppy in awhile, there’s much to brush up on. Instead of Googling the nearest available trainer near you, go with a vetted recommendation. Homework: Within the next few weeks, please research a few trainers in your area. You’ll also want to start scheduling your first basic puppy obedience class for the week after your puppy turns 12 weeks old (and have his/her second round of shots).
Load Up the Shopping Cart. Hope you’re saving your pennies because here is a complete shopping list for your new arrival. Collect these items at your next convenience. If you have a question about what specific item to buy, please shoot us a message. Reminder: Your puppy will be going home with a collar, so you’ll just need a leash.
Print Out the Socialization Checklist. You’ll get a copy of this with your puppy packet, but for you eager beavers, here’s a link to the checklist so you can see what it looks like.
Cheers! – Kim (CA litters) and Stacy (AZ litters)
Last updated: January 2022