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Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Start of Tonka Training

Tonight Tonka began his lessons in socialization.  Dan took him to the neighbor's house and he met two adults and totally charmed them.

I took Tonka on a road trip to a little park near our home and put him on a long line so he could run and play a bit.  I brought a tug toy and a squeaky toy with us so that we could have some play time and I found that Tonka likes to carry his toys as he walks along.  He also enjoys playing fetch and a bit of tugging.

I worked with Tonka on bite inhibition with a treat in my hand and he caught on quickly to the idea that once he quit mouthing and chewing at my fist the treat was given to him.

Then I started working on getting him to sit for a treat and in no time he was sitting pretty quickly and even staying still to eat 2 or 3 pieces of kibble.

While we were training a man and his young daughter walked up and wanted to meet Tonka.  Tonka showed no fear at the newcomers entering his area and in no time was playing with the young lady, Allison.  She threw his toys for him and he joyfully brought them back, they played chase and Tonka really enjoyed the attention.  Allison even had Tonka sitting for treats.

After a short car ride I brought Tonka back home and we haven't heard a peep out of him.  A tired puppy is a good puppy and we have a good, tired pup tonight.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Introducing...    TONKA

I'd like you to meet Tonka, a four-month-old Weimaraner puppy who was turned in to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.  

Yes, I have a full tail and I love to show it off!

I just brought Tonka home last night after he spent the day having surgery to be neutered.  He is a happy, sweet, active Weimaraner who loves to explore and play!

Such a sweet face.

We had a very good first night as Tonka slept through the night and kept his crate clean.  This morning he ate well and waited to go outside to take care of his morning business.  What a good boy he is.

I'm looking for a great new home?  Do you love Weims?

Tonka is in the possession of Tri-State Weimaraner Rescue and if you think you'd be interested in adopting him or maybe one of the other Weims they have please go to their website and fill out an adoption form.  http://www.tristateweimrescue.org/adoption-process/

I love to run and play!

Watch here for updates about Tonka as he settles in to our home and gets to know our Weims.  He is such a cutie, I know we're going to enjoy having him around!

I'm sure I'll grow into those ears, give me time!
Exploring the yard at my foster home.