Do you have a Weimaraner, but don’t know about Weimaraner training? Look no further as this guide will take you through the whole process from beginning to end.
You got your puppy home. You are excited, nervous, scared or even all of these emotions at once! The first thing you should know is that training them will be easy if you do it while they are still a puppy.
This guide is for puppies who are under six months old, if you have an older dog don’t lose hope! It is still possible to train them some commands, but it will take longer than this step-by-step guide.
Why Should You Train Your Weimaraner?
If you train your weimaraner puppy they will respond to any command given and it will be far easier for them to understand.
When trained, your dog will know when it needs to go out now as all the training is done on a regular basis. This means that accidents can easily be avoided!
Your weimaraner will be a well trained and happy dog, this is because they have been given boundaries that can’t be crossed. You will both benefit from this.
You don’t only train the Weimaraner, but also yourself! Training a dog isn’t easy and it takes a lot of patience and time. If you do not have these things, you are not alone! It is still possible to train a Weimaraner with little time and patience.
Weimaraner Training: When You Should Start It?
It is generally recommended that you start training your Weimaraner when they are around six months old. This is because it will be much easier to train them in their young years compared to older ones.
This does not mean that if you have an older dog, all hope is lost! If you have a dog that has never been trained or that is older, you should still keep going. It will take a lot of patience and time but the results are well worth it.
However, if you have an older dog, make sure they already know the basic commands such as ‘sit’, down’ and ‘come’. These commands or actions can be taught at any age or time!
The recommended age is six months of age or younger. This is because they will learn and understand the commands much more than older dogs.
Weimaraner Training: The First Day
The first day you introduce your weimaraner into the house, is one of the most exciting days of their lives! The problem with this first day is that they are usually very excited.
For example, when I brought my weimaraner home for the first time, he wouldn’t stop running around and barking because he was so happy to see us! This didn’t last long though as he quickly became tired.
Before you start introducing your weimaraner to the house, you need to make sure that they are comfortable in their new surroundings. You can do this by bringing them into the room for small periods of time and rewarding them with treats when they stay calm.
When your weimaraner is calm and quiet for a few minutes, you can then move them into another room.
You should continue this process until they have all the rooms of the house memorized and are comfortable there. When doing this, it is important that you don’t leave them in a room alone just yet as they need to learn that you are still there. When they have the rooms memorized, you can then start to leave them in a room by themselves.
Weimaraner Training: On-Going Commands
Walking on The Lead
Whenever you take your dog out for a walk, always make sure that they are on the leash. This will teach them that when the leash is on, they must follow behind you. If they start to run in front of you or ahead of where you are walking, turn around and go back home. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
When you reach the end of the path of where you are walking, make sure your dog sits down next to you. You can then reward them for doing this with a treat or some love!
Whenever you reach new places on walks, always show your weimaraner what they should do. This means making them sit on all new paths so that they learn there is something different on the other side! Always use their name first before asking them to do anything so that they know it’s directed towards them.
The crate is probably one of the best training tools out there as it teaches dogs not to go in certain rooms and not to chew things up when left alone. To introduce your dog to the crate, place their favorite blanket or toy into the kennel. Make sure this is kept in there for two weeks before you close the door.
When it’s time to put your weimaraner into the crate, make them sit outside first and close the door behind them. Only do this for one minute at a time as they may get anxious when closed off. You can then open the door and let them out if necessary. If not, try leaving them in there for three minutes at a time until you reach ten minutes.
Always remember that dogs are den animals so they want to feel safe and secure! They will love their crates even more after training!
One of the most important commands to teach your weimaraner is the ‘bark’ command. Teach the bark command to them when they are still puppies so that it becomes a habit.
When you notice your dog barking, say their name first and then ‘no bark’. After a few attempts your pups will learn that the command means to stop barking. If you catch them in time before they start to bark, give them lots of praise! Never reward your dog with food or treats for barking though as this just teaches them to do it more often instead!!
From an early stage, it’s important that your weimaraner become used to being around other people, animals, and children. Always expose them to new situations but never force them into them as this will make them more anxious and stressed out.
When you are taking your weimaraner into new places, always have their favorite meal or toy with you so that they can learn that these places aren’t so bad after all! Remember to follow the ‘bark’ command when meeting new animals, children, or people as this is one of the most vital commands to teach them!!
One of the biggest problems with training a Weimaraner is teaching it not to bite. This breed has very powerful jaws and sharp teeth so it’s important for them not to use their mouth during playtime if they are still puppies. While their teeth might appear blunt, they still do some, especially when using those muscles!
Weimaraner Training: Some Tips for You
The best way to get your weimaraner not to bite is by using an anti-bark collar. This teaches your dog that it shouldn’t bark when around other people or animals. When installed correctly, the shock will make sure your dog learns their lesson quickly!
When playing with new toys or games, always make sure you teach your weimaraner how to ‘leave it’ and ‘drop it. This means that when given a toy, they instead have to bring it back to you rather than chew on it.
Always remember that you must be consistent. Going back on yourself and changing the commands, will confuse your dog and won’t know what to do next!
You don’t want a dog that can only sit when it feels like it! This guide takes away the stress and makes training easy.
Always remember to do each activity with lots of positive reinforcement so that your weimaraner learns more quickly and wants to learn more.
Remember that training a Weimaraner is always easier if started as soon as possible and continued throughout their entire lives.
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