~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.
~of seeing the cuteness
Well, I must admit I never grow weary of puppy faces. I know I am not alone. While they are not mine to keep, for a day or two I care for yours.
What can they become you ask? Well, for the most part, it remains to be seen. The journey on which you embark may have twists and turns. Sometimes the desire to get everything right this time is your undoing. Well, isn’t it the truth that we overcompensate and create a new issue in all likelihood? Or so it seems.
Quirks and quandaries are a thing. You cannot go far when exploring the Weimaraner before you run across something downright silly. Their antics are celebrated. Well, these are for the most part celebrated. There are the hair-pulling crazy times I suppose. Yet we are addicted. What can I say? You know what I mean.
Crazy hunting dogs!
You know these critters we love and adore. Yes, I am speaking of the Weimaraner. We adopted a couple of adults from Cliff and Shela–one was Roxy. Let it suffice to say they each have their things–one chews plastic. There is the toting of gloves, shoes, etc. You know quite possibly for what I speak. A person has to be on alert always, and it seems never to end. Roxy had been restless for some time at night. Mothers hear the rustling and the moving because our ear is attuned to it. I had been wondering what might be the problem. Anyhow, I spotted this critter thanks to Roxy.
Mike had to work yesterday, which is unusual for a Sunday. There sat the porcupine gnawing on a log in our back “yard” about 30 feet or so from the house. This taunting action (that troubled Roxy to no end) went on for a couple of hours. Roxy was very excited and drove me crazy.
I finally went out the front door and walked the two Weim kids (Roxy and Sage) because Mike was taking forever to get home. He came home and got rid of it for me. Now there are quills everywhere. Roxy was on high alert up until she finally crashed for the night.
Last night was the first night in a long time when Roxy wasn’t stirring… Maybe this is what has been bothering her, though it could have been anything like deer, raccoons, coyotes, etc. Putting up the 7-foot fence up was worth every penny.
I think we need to shut off the sensor light Mike put in at night, though if there is a full moon, it doesn’t matter.
The Weimaraner has an incredible scenting ability. They also seem to be able to spot critters. Who can guess if the night light turning on is her alert? Maybe not, but quite possibly. In our experience, it doesn’t take much to trigger the sensor lights, and they flip on. Many a night I have gotten up to see what triggered our light to find nothing and to conclude it was probably a night prowling kitty.
Ready for bed, can you find me?
Toys, toys, anyone bones and frisbee to sell/ share
Welcome to the zoo!
His nose was wet, hence the dark spot. He had just stepped out of the shower, assisting our cat with his bath time. Our cat takes showers daily. Opus barges in, drinks water and cleans the cat.
He is very talented. ~ Melinda
Here is a question for others reading this post.
We are positive everyone will recognize the squeaker pile. They enjoy them so much; therefore, why the need to extract them. These are but a few of the puzzling things that occur on a daily basis.
……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