~Opus a saurus — one who mouths everything
Like most Weims, he is mouthy–I’ve really struggled with this habit of his. He is the reason I engaged the services of a trainer.
Not Gonna Happen
This picture is from one of the visits and from the dog trainer. He just laid there. He’s the reason I needed the trainer–remember. He’s not wanting to work on stuff. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.
It’s quite alarming when he grabs you by the arm if you’re not comfortable with 85 lbs of lovin’. Then he nibbles your butt. Always predictable. Never harmful. We’re making strides. This picture is from one of the visits from the dog trainer. He just laid there. He’s the reason I needed the trainer. He’s very mouthy, like most Weims. I’ve really struggled with this habit with him.
Ok that’s it for now. I just love them all. Thank you. Can’t imagine belong without these guys.
Can I just say you are the best–thank you, Melinda, for your response to my request. BTW–I appreciate everyone who has already send something for our blog–and those who still plan to do so.
I wanted to send this photo of Opus. He is in the throws of terrible twos. It’s perfect timing the post you’ve made recently. He’s my third Weim. No surprises, right? Have a sense of humor, ye Weim lovers. He’s my challenge baby.
I’ve spent a week feeling sorry for myself because I feel I failed him as a trainer. After the blog posts I know we will be fine.
I haven’t been as mobile as I would’ve preferred with my foot in a cast for 6 weeks but I can still get my point across. Opus is a VERY mouthy boy. Would love for Cliff to offer suggestions. We have been praising him, redirecting and providing more chew toys but he really gets going when we walk in the door. It’s been months but he got up on the counter the other day. Pedro picked up the mouse trap and that’s all it took. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise-Opus recognized the tiny contraption and moved out immediately. ~ Melinda
Cliff Says: Keep up what you are doing; stay positive, and don’t let him get by with the mouthing. Some of the best Weims want to dominate you with their mouth. It is about ownership–they love you so much, they want to help you run your life too!
The mousetrap can thwart the trash-thief, or keep them off the counter. I don’t use them, because the sound of the mousetrap mimics the bird-launcher. It would be counterproductive. Then they would be afraid to bird train.