Dinner Time

What’s For Dinner?

~ Kirby Makes Out More Than OK

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Do you have rules for the dinner table? Does your family gather around the table and eat supper? If so, what status does the Weimar hold? Are they afforded a chair, a nose on the table, or are they required to lay quietly on the side?

Are nibbles passed –a little sneak here or there? Maybe they nibble the peas one by one you didn’t want to eat? (Just saying.) A little honey on your knife will a fix a few that can be easily tongue lifted. Of course, if they go rolling across the floor your antic is discovered. Maybe it is no problem at all. The other kids call you Mom. (oops)

Exercise Caution 

This table fed Weimaraner is most likely also a counter-surfing Weimar. Kirby is not alone. We heard a rumor that Dexter snarfed an entire box of chocolate covered Macadamia Nuts. That is a two-for–deal. The chocolate as well as the Macadamia Nuts is toxic. Poor Dexter had to get his stomach pumped.

There are other issues beyond the snag the goodie and run behavior. Too much of this fun activity can be hard on the waistline. No–we meant backbone. Carefully maintain the Weim’s weight; a layer of fat on top of it should be slight. The padded spine is not a good thing, and it is said to shorten a dog’s life. I know, I know, the Weimaraner is not a dog. Therefore, we need to take the extra care to keep them from being too much like their humans.

Note: Dexter is OK thanks to his parents being swift and taking action. So we are happy about that outcome!

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Posted on February 3, 2016, in Behavior & Training, Companion Weimaraner, Dangers, Featured OwyheeStar, Food, General Health, Greta X Blue, Information and Education, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar Gray Ghost, Previous Pup Update. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. the photo could be ours… that’s exactly how Easy acts, he holds Marks arm down with his head so he can’t eat before something finds the way to Easy’s mouth… he also had the pup on his lap while eating, for Easy this is law now, for Mark it is torture, because the small fluffy thingy grew into a big guy :o) It costs me a big chewing bone every day to keep him away from the table. Think we probably are far away to get our own dog-whisperer show LOL

  2. Oh those looks! Kirby is irresistible! We lucked out with “dinner time rules” at Maizie’s house. When we sit down to eat, it is her cue to go lie down on her sofa bed in the living room. When we are eating in the dining room, she can lie on her fleece on the kitchen floor. When eating outside, her fleece comes with her so she can lie down near us. Bottom line: Lying down! She can only get up when we give the release word, “Okay!” She is so stubborn in other areas of her life, we are lucky that this training took hold!😄

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