The below is a master index of articles intended to provide the future and existing Weimaraner companion/pet puppy owner with additional information about the Weimaraner breed, the Barrett breeding philosophy, getting a puppy, and other stuff to browse through as time allows. As always, please feel free to contact us directly with any questions, anytime.
Articles Indexed by Category
- Weimaraners and Cats
- Weimaraner Coat Colors
- The Difference Between a Pet, Show, and Hunting Dog
- Boys v. Girls
- Alternatives to Weimaraners
- An Essay about Life with Weimaraners
- The Weimaraner Breed Standard
- (Future article: Apartment Living with Weimaraners)
- Don’t Buy the First Available Puppy
- Definition of a Puppy Mill (written by Canis Major)
- Adopt or Shop
- How to Find a Reputable Breeder
- How to Buy a Weimaraner Puppy
- General Puppy Buyer Etiquette
- Temperament Testing
- Expect to Pay a Premium For a Well-Bred Dog
- Sample Purchase Agreement
- A Breeder Q&A with Barrett Weimaraners
- The Six Month Wait for a Barrett Weimaraner Puppy
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Let Your Breeder Pick Your Puppy
- The Difference Between Show Dogs and Pet Dogs
- Companion/Pet Puppies are Available in Every Barrett Litter
- The Value of Crate Training
- First Time Weimaraner Ownership
- Barrett University
- Recommended Veterinarians
- Recommended Trainers
- The Case for Health Insurance
- Air Travel/Flying with Weimaraners
- New Puppy Shopping List
- How to Give Your Weimaraner a Proper AKC Registered Name
- Preparing For Your Weimaraner Puppy
- Fencing Recommendations for Weimaraners
- What to Feed Your Weimaraner Puppy
- Click here to view articles on how to Raise a Weimaraner Puppy
- General Care
- Food and Treats
- Weimaraner Health Problems
- Hereditary, Genetic and Congenital Conditions in Weimaraners
- How to Tell if Your Weimaraner is Bloating
- (Future article: Food Allergies)
- (Future article: Autoimmune Issues)
- The Case for Health Insurance
- (Future article: Visual Index of Health Anomalies)
- (Future article: Riding in Cars)
- (Future article: Rattlesnake Avoidance)
Life with Weimaraners:
- (Future article: Vacationing with Weimaraners)
- (Future article: Finding a Qualified Pet Sitter)
- (Future article: Definitions)
- An Introduction to Field Trials
- The Importance of a Field Trial Weimaraner
- Barrett Field Trial Placements
Additional Training Materials
Books in Print:
- Before and After Getting Your Puppy, Ian Dunbar
- Very few dog trainers have not been influenced by Dr. Ian Dunbar’s dog-friendly philosophy. In the 1970s, Dr. Ian Dunbar sparked a dramatic shift in puppy training ― away from leash corrections and drill-sergeant adult dog training classes based on competitive obedience and toward a positive approach using toys, treats, and games as rewards for teaching basic manners, preventing behavior problems, and modifying temperament. Before Dr. Dunbar there were no classes for puppy training, very few family dog classes, and not much fun in dog training. His positive approach revolutionized the dog training field, especially puppy training.
- The Power of Positive Dog Training, Pat Miller
- In this book, renowned dog trainer Pat Miller gives you the positive training tools you need to ensure that you and your dog share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect. By following her step-by-step, six-week basic training program, you’ll learn how to develop a relationship with your dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. Plus, you’ll get: Information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog’s body language. Instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts. Suggestions for delicious treats your dog will respond to. Whether you’ve never trained a dog or are just switching over to positive training, with Pat’s proven method you’ll discover that training your four-legged friend is easy, fun, and effective.
- The Puppy Primer, Patricia B. McConnell PhD and Brenda Scidmore
- Engaging, humorous and easy to follow, the updated Puppy Primer is packed with positive reinforcement tips and tricks, special topics and more. This updated and expanded version of our best-selling Puppy Primer is used by thousands of trainers across the U.S. New dog owners love it because it provides clear and concise information that makes training effective and fun. It’s tone is upbeat and encouraging, yet it is chock full of even more useful information that every puppy owner needs.
- The Other End of the Leash, Patricia B. McConnell PhD
- An Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell reveals a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs—sharing insights on how “man’s best friend” might interpret our behavior, as well as essential advice on how to interact with our four-legged friends in ways that bring out the best in them. After all, humans and dogs are two entirely different species, each shaped by its individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (as are wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. This marvelous guide demonstrates how even the slightest changes in our voices and in the ways we stand can help dogs understand what we want. Inside you will discover:
- Don’t Shoot the Dog!, Karen Pryor
- Now Karen Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and through numerous fascinating examples reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips–or shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior. The 10 laws of “shaping” behavior–for results without strain or pain through “affection training.” How to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overheating or whatever, how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus. . .House training the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much more!
- Perfect Puppy in 7 Days, Dr. Sophia Yin DVM MS
- Does your puppy nip or jump? Have potty accidents? Or struggle when handled? This book will help you set your puppy on the path to being a polite, well-socialized, happy companion in just one week. In a simple, fun way, Dr. Sophia Yin tells the story of working with her dad’s puppy, Lucy, to illustrate how you can train your puppy, too. Dr. Yin’s positive-reinforcement program leads to a strong bond between you and your pup from day one. Buy your copy today and get started! This is like no other puppy book you’ve seen before. With over 400 photos it visually takes you through the steps needed to potty train, socialize, and provide your puppy with life skills. And it ensures that your puppy will enjoy behaving well, because it teaches owners how to make good behavior fun. It’s not just about teaching your puppy manners, it’s a step-by-step recipe for bonding with your puppy, learning to communicate with him, and preparing you pup for life! With Dr. Yin’s approach your puppy will learn more in a week than many dogs learn in a year!
- Weimaraner Ways (written by Virginia Alexander)
- This book was written by my girl’s breeder, Ms. Virginia Alexander. If you’re only going to own ONE book about Weimaraners, make this be the one. It’s FULL of Weimaraner specific information that you simply cannot get in just any book. I own this book and am happy to show it to you, but my copy is autographed so I’m not willing to lend it out. 🙂
- Weimaraners (written by Judythe Coffman)
- This book is a bit outdated, but it still has useful Weimaraner-specific information in it. I also own this book, and I’m happy to lend it out.
- Your New Weimaraner Puppy: How to Survive the First Six Months
- This manual is written specifically for new Weimaraner puppy owners. Every Barrett puppy comes home with one of these, but if you’d like to buy a copy, please do so!
- 101 Dog Tricks
- A must-have for puppy owners; it’s a great book for bonding with your puppy and teaching her a few good tricks!
Further Listening and Viewing:
- American Kennel Club | The national dog website for the United States.
- North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association | A group for hunting/bird dogs.
- Steady with Style | A site dedicated to the West/Gibbons/Lindley method of training pointing dogs the low pressure, quiet way.
- The Whole Dog Journal | Particularly useful for troubleshooting dog problems.
- Just Weimaraners | Just like it sounds, an entire website dedicated just for Weimaraner owners.
- Weimaraner Club of America | The national club website for the United States.
- Orange Coast Weimaraner Club | A club for Weimaraner owners in Southern California. This club hosts field trials.
- Southland Weimaraner Club | Another club site for Weimaraner owners in Southern California. This club hosts annual conformation/show specialties.
- Introduction to Conformation/Bench Dog Shows | A very informative post by the folks at Aldemar Weimaraners.
- Becoming a Better Conformation/Bench Owner/Handler | An article by Christi McDonald
- Canine Chronicle | It’s gonna be a cool day when my dogs are featured on this site.
Local Weimaraner Rescues:
- California Weimaraner Education and Rescue | Southern California
- Northern California Weimaraner Rescue | Northern California
- AZ Weimaraner Rescue | Arizona
Last updated: January 2022