Don’t Leave Home Without Them…

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The Weimaraner is a family member. People tell us all the time they will never leave their Weimaraner alone. That is simply put is not practical. No one can guarantee they will never need to leave their Weimaraner alone, or at home when they must be gone. The person who rarely is gone, is more apt to set their Weimaraner up for severe separation-anxiety when it becomes necessary. The concrete-thinking Weimaraner thinks you are always there; when you are gone, they feel you abandoned them. Any number of things can follow their paranoia–most of these are not good. The list of ensuing infractions includes but is not limited to destructive behaviors, trying to follow you, and barking incessantly to alert you that you forgot them.

We Cannot Afford to Sugar Coat It!

We are always talking about this topic. It can catch the dog-savvy person unaware, and sometimes results in the unthinkable result-loss of life. The frantic Weim (who doesn’t know how to stay in the crate, or is not 100% safe in the yard) is going to act-out. If you cannot figure how to prevent the bad stuff, and make accommodations for this behavior, you need to look for another breed. Yes, they are beautiful, engaging, and intelligent in a way people outside their circle of influence don’t get. Nonetheless, this breed is not for the faint of heart, or those wanting to get them trained in quick order. This is a lifetime commitment to antics, and challenges of one sort or another. Yes indeed, some Weims become a couch potato, but let’s not hope for the scenario. If you want other than the breed offers–keep looking for the right fit.

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Posted on January 25, 2015, in Elle X Blue, Previous Pup Update and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. It is THE problem and I could kick myself that we weren’t prepared for this case as Mark had to stay in hospital. Fortunately I have the best neighbors who helped me out and brought Mark some things to the hospital, otherwise the pup had to wait at home or in the car and both of this options are far away to be optimal :o(

  2. Our puppies are crate trained and love their crates. They are good and for the most part not destructful, although with that being said they cannot have soft toys without being watched 100% of the time. So they are now 17 & 19 months and for the first time we left them outside the crate while we left them free in the house for 15 minutes uncrated. We have left them while we are on the property and they are inside but this time they watched us drive away. Guess what they did awesome-YEAH!! They curled up on the couch and went to sleep we think, at least they did not get into any trouble. We will now begin to leave them 5 minutes longer each time and make sure there are no soft toys left down for them. We will keep you posted as we progress.

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