Reno Running Free
The Weimaraner loves to run free.
Safe off-leash time can prove beneficial for all concerned.
There is a concern (when going off-leash) that things could go awry. This is especially true when you encounter other folks (or critters); even more so, if they happen to be an unknown commodity. Recently, we learned of a person who was cited, when their Weimaraner behaved liked a Weimaraner. These creatures tend to jump up, live for fun, and are at their best when they are friendly to strangers. (Some Weims are less trusting, and more aloof of those they don’t know.) Some people do not appreciate the Weinmaraner’s demeanor–whether they are super friendly or the more aloof-type. The engaging Weimaraner likes to mouth-people (or put their mouth on people), and this is best avoided. Even when it is done in fun, someone who is not amused could report you (and your dog) to the authorities.
Whenever you go off-leash there are risks.
There is always the risk they will not recall immediately. They might take off and chase a deer, rabbit, or car. Even the best behaved Weimaraner, can forget their manners. In a moment that you wish you had back, a bad thing can happen. We urge you to take care, and not to be too quick to abandon the leash and the crate. They may well prove to be you and your Weimaraner’s best friend. Remember, not everyone is or can become a ‘dog whisperer’. Not everyone you encounter is going to like dogs, or be comfortable with the Weimaraner.
Ultimately it always comes back to the relationship
Much of what the Weimaraner achieves relates directly back to their respect of your leadership role. We are not equal in our ability to get compliance (on or off-leash). We need to know our own limits, and measure the risk. The unexpected is around the corner always. The adventurous, manipulative, cunning creature you are in charge of is depending on your good judgment.
Posted on September 25, 2013, in Behavior & Training, OwyheeStar, Topper X Dusty, Training and tagged Being safe, The off leash Weimaraner, The relationship with yor Weimar. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.