About Us

About Dana

I’ve always loved dogs, ever since I was a child, but I wasn’t allowed to have one. The first dog in our immediate family was an English cocker spaniel, and she belonged to my aunt’s family. She was a sweetheart and lived to be 16 years old.

Not being able to have a dog didn’t stop me from dreaming of one day having one and thinking about what breed I’d love to have when I’d be an adult living on my own.

Weimaraners captured my attention with their sleek coats, bright blue eyes and floppy ears, and I fell in love with this breed.

Me kissing Nelly
Me and Nelly

Of course, I knew that owning a dog was quite expensive, so I’m still working on being financially stable before I get my own dog.

I infected my sister with my love for Weimaraners and when my niece was old enough at seven years old, they bought a purebred Weimaraner girl.

While I’m not her owner, I spend a lot of time with her and even dog-sit her when her owners are on holiday or just away.

I’ve learned so much from doing that and from asking my sister questions. I’ve even trained her the ‘paw’ and ‘high-five’ commands among others.

Having a dog is a lifelong learning process, and that’s why I decided to start this blog and share what I’ve learned.

I not only draw from my own and my sister’s experience, I also like to study scientific sources, such as papers, journals, and books. I often go to vets and behaviorists for advice, and learn from the experience of other Weimaraner owners as well.

Silly Nelly
Nelly in her usual pose

About Nelly

Nelly was born on March 13, 2018 in the Czech Republic and was one of nine in the litter (3 boys, 6 girls). Her birth name is Baby Moon Ilfirino Aire.

She lives with my sister, her husband, and their daughter. My niece was 7 when they bought Nelly and I think that was probably the best age to get a Weimaraner puppy.

Weims are generally good with children but some rules must be followed (with any breed). I wrote a post about Weims with children here.

Nelly isn’t used for hunting, but she’s a companion dog. She’s a rambunctious pup, loves to play fetch (her desire to chew a ball inspired me to write this post about fetch obsession), tug of war. She’s very smart, but she would test the boundaries from time to time.

She was on kibble when she was a puppy, but we switched to the B.A.R.F. (aka raw) diet, and she’s doing well with it. She’s very food driven!

While Nelly hangs out indoors with us, at home she sleeps outside in her kennel if the weather allows it. Her kennel is safe from elements and is even heated to 15°C.

When it’s too cold outside, she sleeps inside. If you’re not sure whether Weimaraners can live outside, I wrote an article about that. You can read all about our experience and how to teach your Weim to sleep there.

Nelly is a typical velcro Weimaraner, she needs to be with her humans and will follow us anywhere, even the bathroom if we didn’t close the door.