Behaviors

~Habits Good and Bad Take Hold Quickly

Innocence –but there is one in the Group (Haha)

Habits form quickly–once a behavior (good or bad) starts it can soon become habitual. For example, the Weim can become an incessant barking machine. I swear they can bark at a cloud. Maybe it looks like a bird. Incessant by definition means unceasing or Continuing without interruption. Maybe that is an overstatement, but if you have that behavior ingrained, it will not seem an exaggeration.

Barking, digging, territorial behaviors, chewing on everything, and the list goes on–if you allow it in a small dose, it can become a thing. Us humans, often get duped and our efforts undermined.

To prevent that and other unwanted behaviors a person must be vigilant early on. It is not one and done thing either.  The childlike tendencies often last past their third birthday with the occasional teenage behavior surfacing from time to time. I laugh at people who want this breed and expect them to be easy to manage. A lot can and should be accomplished in the first three months; however, you are not home free so to speak. At the same time—getting the basics done right up front will save you a lot of trouble. 

Also consider that the Weimaraner who wants to rule their world can employ growling and snarling. They can withdraw and sulk. They have all kind of ways to get what they want–some are acceptable, others are not. One thing for sure–do not reward or excuse bad behavior.

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Posted on May 19, 2020, in Behavior & Training, Health and Wellness, Raising Versatile Hunting Weims, Training and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Anouchka l Fairon

    I rescued one of your dogs. She is 16 months old and does not stop barking. I don’t know how to stop it. I have two other weims- males- one is three and the other is 12. I love her but the barking is killing me. Do you have any suggestions on how I can stop this bad behavior?

  2. As I mention here–one a behavior begins (good or bad) it is very hard to change with this concrete-thinking Weimaraner. Some are prone to different things–best to not let it start, but here you are……

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