Post # 1
A friend of a friend was getting rid of their 1 yr old female Weimaraner and I didn’t want her to end up on the streets so dog lover I am I have offered to take her in. I am picking her up tonight and woefully uneducated about this breed which I know is a major no no in dogs. But in this case I felt I had to take action to ensure the dog’s safety so please don’t bite my head off, I understand this is not the ideal situation. I have been reading some online, but would love any tips or advice I can get.
From what I’ve been told she is not crate trained, she is left inside during the day. I wouldn’t be opposed to crate training if this is an absolute must for this breed, however I have always had success with having my pets free inside with a dog door to lead to our big fenced in yard. I am prepared to come home during the day to check on her and do whatever needs to be done to ensure a happy dog.
Post # 3
No real experience, but I had a few that stayed at the dog kennel I worked at in high school and they were all such sweethearts! Very energetic!
That is so nice that you are adopting the dog! I hope it goes well and would love to see pics.
Post # 4
Thank you for doing what you are doing!!! Living outside all day and having a chance of living on the streets is no way for a doggie.
I think each dog has their own individual personality plus some learned things from the environment. I would try to go on as many walks ( to bond, earn trust, practice leadership) and also have fun things with rewards like treats for tricks, fetch etc anything you can get her to do.
As far as her breed, definitely energetic but also from what I have seen very snugly!
If she isnt house broken due to her being outside, just work on it with her by offering her to go out for potty frequently and Im sure she will get the drift how things work.
Best of luck! You won’t know till shes actually there, so keep us updated and if anything comes up, hopefully we can help!
Post # 5
@mixtapehearts: I don’t have personal experience, but I have 3 friends with Weime’s. I would say the biggest thing I’ve seen with that particular breed is EXERCISE. One of my friends is a big runner, so she takes their older one out on long runs. The other two friends mostly have yard and dog park dogs – their weime’s are outside in the yard during the day and then get to visit the dog park daily. I don’t really know of any other advice, but the weime’s I know are super energetic so lot’s of exercise would be my suggestion. It’s so great of you to take in the dog, I’m sure you’ll have fun 🙂
Post # 6
Well so far it has been great! She is very sweet and likes to please. Currently she is asleep practically on top of Fiance on the couch, the way she has bonded has been a huge surprise. The things I was reading about being skitterish has not been the case at all, she is so laid back. We went on 3 walks today and I think her previous owners didn’t do this with her, she seemed perplexed by all the exercise which I figured she would demand given all the info about the breed. Glad it is a long weekend so we can ease her into us being gone during the work day.
Pictures to follow soon, I haven’t actually taken many besides quick cell phone snaps. I’ve been too busy enjoying her 🙂
Post # 7
Wonderful! I’m so glad to hear things are going well, your treating her to walks , which dogs love and need and she is a total love bug 🙂
Can’t wait for pics !
Post # 8
That’s so nice of you to do this for your friend and for this puppy! Sounds like she’s already appreciating the great home she’s in. Like everyone is saying I’ve seen them have loads of energy and they grow up to be a pretty big size. I gave my puppy a treat immediately after she would do potty outside with lots of praise and she was trained in a few weeks. Highly recommend a great line of chew toys that don’t rip called Orka, my beagle ripped through all the toys except this and she loves it on her teeth. Definitely worth it to invest in good chew toys so they don’t eat the furniture and your shoes (which mine loves to do lol). Enjoy your baby 🙂
Post # 9
We have a five year old male Weim. They are very energetic and need a lot of attention and exercise. They like to be with you at all times. Ours is not crate trained but housebreaking was not difficult with him. He’s the sweetest dog and I’ve never met one that was aggressive. They can be a little stubborn but they’re very smart.
Post # 10
My husband has a twelve year old Weimeraner. It is quite possibly the only dog I will ever hate. This thing is the worst behaved creature I’ve ever met. He has spoiled and indulged it to the point that it has no clue. It is stubborn. It won’t come when called. It helps itself to food on the counter. It begs. It’s on the furniture all the time. It chases cats. It gallops through flowerbeds. It has been taught nothing. I blame my husband for it’s behaviour, and can’t wait for it to die. Eating expandable insulating foam didn’t kill it, but cost him over eight thousand dollars. Likewise when it ate his dark baking chocolate. He spent over two thousand dollars to have an ingrown hair removed, which he assumed was cancer, but wasn’t. Now it’s on pain killers and glucosamine for arthritis. I hate this creep and can’t wait for it to die, but it just won’t. I would never get one of these untrainable dogs. It is a very bad influence on my dogs. My husband refuses to give it boundaries. I finally told him the dog could not live with me, so he moved out and took it with him. Now it’s just a waiting game.
Post # 11
seriously? you dug out a post from 3mos ago about a loveable creature to slam them over what looks like is your DH’s lack of training his dog. Plus it’s not like you just got the dog, you were aware of the dog while you were dating right?
Post # 12
please update and show a picture! 🙂 I love weimaraners they are beautiful dogs!
Post # 13
i have never met one but do your research just google it. That is what i did before i adopted my cute shish tzu. She is half housebroken but very well behave!! The only thing is she is the alpha female so i can’t get another dog. She plays well with the cat at least. I under stand that 12yr old did that but sounds like your husband loves his dog as if it is his kid.