Baby Thor

Baby Thor

Training Thor

In January 2010, Thor, a 5-month-old weimaraner, came crashing into my life.

Here, I will outline the steps taken to train him to be a well-mannered dog,

to do agility, and to perform some service dog tasks.

At five months, he is pretty wild.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Plant Power

A funny thing about Thor: he loves plants!  When we go outside, he always finds some plant material to pick up, carry, play with, chew.  It's funny because he is not a chewer of other things.  Of course, adolescence has not hit, and I'm sure he will go through a chewing/destructive phase!  I hope that his obsession with plants will translate into my using play to reward him as training progresses.

Eyes are changing to gold.


  1. He's going to be great at chasing and, even, retrieving sticks since you're starting him so early! So, is eye color change unusual for weimaraner dogs? Is this something that can happen in any dog? Coat color can certainly change - take the rescue poodle we know, for example, where around her muzzle, especially, she has been turning gray, but I didn't know about eye color.

  2. How great! He's going to learn how to retrieve sticks very early! So, is it a trait of weimaraners for their eyes to change color? I've heard of coat color changing in dogs - we know for example of a certain rescue poodle who is getting gray, especially around her muzzle - even while they are still young. I'm enjoying your blog, Melinda. Pam

  3. Weimaraners have gold eyes. So I was pretty sure they would not stay blue. Like human babies who are born with blue eyes even if they are going to be brown-eyed.