~ Not So Pleased Mama Changed Things
Got ambitious this morning and decided to do an overhaul on the master bedroom/closet. Minimizing is on the mind so thought I’d take Waylon’s crate out of the bedroom and replace it with his favorite dog bed.
Clearly he’s pissed
Judging on his selection of dads gym shorts to pack around tonight, he’ll con him into bringing it back when I’m at work tomorrow.
When I saw this photo, my response was, “Weimars do not do change.” they most certainly do not like change. One thing I continue suggesting is to teach your Weimaraner how to adapt. Teaching might include moving the crate a short distance or moving their bed to a new location–every once in a while, so they learn how to adjust. Change the feeding schedule, or add something new to their bowl. Get them used to smaller changes–including various schedule changes. If you come and go at the same time every day–they cling to that schedule as if their life depended on you arriving at 6:15 PM. While it is said that a minute is the same as an hour to a dog–well, somehow, they can also tell time. I think the minute the same as an hour thing comes into play when you are a couple of minutes late–there is the panic as if you were two hours late. They want to know why you are late. The fact that the sofa is destroyed is payback–or stress relief chewing. (Oops) Of course, that is extreme–but one client who had a favorite pair of designer heels stopped off at the mall one evening. She arrived home to find those heels in the center of the bed chewed. I am sure it was a comfort—Mama’s scent and the leather to chew. The Weimaraner was in so much trouble was dropped off at her Mama’s grandparents. She was devastated, angry beyond words, and felt betrayed. She needed space–and time to weep and compose herself. We were happy to hear that Waylon was never destructive–it probably means you did many things right.
For all those folks who never achieve crate-training, here is how it looks. At a minimum, a Weimaraner will embrace getting into the crate when you tell them to kennel up. Other Weims, come to love their safe place–and keep in mind if they learn to sleep there, then they don’t chew things or potty somewhere during the night. It is a fabulous house-breaking tool.
Well, we have a little link you might want to check out–Waylon four years ago.