Forget Me Not

Rule #1 –If you go, the Weim goes. Right?

Luna Ready To GoLuna says

Mom has accidentally forgotten me a couple times recently … If I stand right here she won’t be able to forget to take me!

Those eyes speak volumes. When left behind, the circumstances upon your return could be met with any number of scenario.

  • Chewing to deal with the stress of being left behind.
  • Incessant barking –“Woof, Woof–Hey you forgot me.”
  • Digging–sometimes under the fence to escape to look for you
  • Getting into something that has your scent; chewing on your favorite clothing because they miss you.

It ‘s hard to understand the Weimaraner’s need to be with you. Some Weims are independent. Others would crawl under your skin were it possible. This Velcro tendency leaves them prone to separation anxiety. For this reason, the Weim’s human needs to prepare them for times when they must be away from you.

No one can say they will never need to leave their fur family member. Any number of things could make that an impossible promise to keep. It is so much better to plan for the unexpected and to help them learn how to stay behind. A home away from home is another scenario–one they know and feel safe staying at when you are gone. While some of you cannot fathom ever using a crate; more Weims have been saved than lost by crate training.

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Posted on April 14, 2016, in AKC, Behavior & Training, Companion Weimaraner, Crate Training, Elle X Blue, Featured OwyheeStar, Getting started with a Weim, Hot Topics, Information and Education, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar News, OwyheeStar Weim, Owyheestar Weimaraner, OwyheeStar Weimaraner Puppy, Previous Pup Update, Puppy Tips & Info, Quirks and Quandaries, Separation Anxiety, Socialization, The Weimaraner and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. We know “that look” intimately! 😉

  2. The you are not leaving without me look I suppose. Then there is the look for –what did you expect when you left me home??

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