Typical Weimar Puppy
Here is an update on Mr. Tilman.
We have been home for almost two weeks now and as with everything with him, we have advanced out of the honeymoon period early! It’s hard to believe he is only 10 weeks old as he is super smart and eager to please (for a treat, of course.) He knows how to sit and just learned to shake. He is also sitting right away when we get on the elevator like a good boy and loves meeting new people and other dogs. He is, like any Weim, headstrong and wanting to decide things for himself. He takes direction really well 90% of the time. He certainly does like to argue that 10% though! And scream like I’m torturing him when I’m simply holding his harness and making him stay. Little stinker!He is the sweetest cuddly little bear cub when he is just waking up. My favorite is waking him up in the morning to go outside because he is such a little sweetie. He has been sleeping through the night since day two which is amazing and he really likes his crate. I have the life stages crate and have had to adjust it for him already. He is so tall and at our vet appointment last week, he weighed 17 lbs!
I have been keeping him in a 3.5 ft metal fence type playpen during the day but yesterday he figured out he can climb out of it! So we are now crating during the day also. I think the playpen made him anxious anyway. He also figured out how to jump on and off the couch within just a few days of being home.Otherwise, he is a typical puppy. We are working on potty training which is proving to be a lot of work in an apartment! He knows right where to go when we get outside so I’m not worried about it. Once he gets a little more bladder control he’ll be doing great! A quick explanation about the potty training. He does awesome in his crate. Absolutely no messes and has never pooped in the house. But occasionally when he’s playing he will just stop and pee without warning and not long after we were out. A schedule for him has made a tremendous difference and he’s getting better every day! And of course, positive reinforcement works wonders!He is doing great and everyone comments on how beautiful he his and how nice he is. He is perfectly happy entertaining himself if need be and likes to observe everything! Sometimes he just lays out on the lobby floor of my building and watches people come and go.
We are so happy to hear Tilman continues to thrive. We sincerely hope he earns the Therapy Dog Status. We know you are just beginning, but great things happen with the right relationship and proper foundation. You are doing fabulous!