~Habits Good and Bad Take Hold Quickly
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.
……by recognizing them, and making the best possible decision…
either. behind patch They wear different hats, but it could be any number of folks that end up being involved–dog trainers, breeders, ordinance officers, shelter workers, and rescue organizations. they the most soul their beloved Weimaraner. They may not be able to gain their Weim’s respect, because in their extreme kindness, the Weim finds they can manipulate them and gain control of their environment.
Listing the Biggies
We (Cliff and I) may miss something on our list, but someone for sure will post the additional comment to finish this thought. Here are the most prevalent areas that see the Weimaraner struggling, and their owner frazzled:
- Puppy-biting that goes on for a long time, and gets labeled by everyone (possibly even you) as aggression.
- Territorial behavior–guarding the yard, the kennel, a corner of your office, a room, or the entire domicile.
- Food guarding (also called food aggression), often involves other items (such as toys, bones, and finds) too!
- Jumping up, and out-of-control behaviors.
- Fear of various things, and situations.
Pivotal-Points and Frustrating Moments
Normally, it is not a single situation or incident that leads to the bigger issue. Often it is a series of events. Regardless, there are a few
pivotal-points sudden — sometimes they include a trail of destruction. One thing for sure, it is evidenced Usually this sends a person to the Internet to search for answers. Information can be wonderful, and at other times it leads down the wrong path.
It is important to stayIt require us It is not doggy-jail, but time-out might be lifesaving on many levels.
Good Intentions doesn’t Guarantee Success
respect. Click here to read more about what Cliff says about gaining respect.There is a time to get help–sooner is preferable to waiting. Who you get matters. vital to
Avoiding the pitfalls; Getting out of a bad situation
an OwyheeStar help possible. Cliff