The hound breed named Weimaraner has a lot of energy, fearlessness, great speed, and agility which make this beautiful breed very interesting. They get on well with children and will be happy when living in houses with large yards. This post will provide some tips for taking care of your Weimaraner.
Feed your dog high-quality food
A Weimaraner’s diet requires 20-25% protein and 5-8% fat, the calories he needs is about 1230-3000 calories per day. However, when it comes to dog food shopping, you need to consider your Weimaraner’s age, level of activity, and overall health.
A high-quality kibble is a good option for the Weimaraner. This type of food is not only good for his health, protects his teeth, and his digestive system, but it is also economical and saves you time. You could also feed them raw meat, or switch back and forth between raw meat and kibble, or mix raw meat with kibble for your dog.
An adult Weimaraner needs 2 meals with about 300-350 gram food a day. A puppy will need 3-4 meals with 150-250 gram food a day. Make sure his water is always fresh, clean, and available at all times.
Keep your dog stay clean and strong
Coat care: Your dog’s hair must be combed 1- 2 times a week with a rubber glove or rubber. or brush even more when he’s shedding. Your dog will also need a bath once a month. Once he’s accustomed to these grooming activities he will welcome and enjoy the massaging and will feel more comfortable. Done right, grooming can be a bonding activity between you and your new Weimaraner.
Eyes and ears care: Your dog eyes and ears need a check every day. You should wipe his eyes with a soft cloth and wash his ear shells when needed. If you notice any other problems such as reddening eyes, swollen eyelids, or fluid leaks from his ears, and so on, take him to see the vet.
Teeth and ears care: Weimaraner’s teeth need to be brushed 2-3 times a week. You’ll need toothbrushes and toothpaste that are made especially for a dog, don’t use any items that are made for humans. Also, you need to trim your dog’s nails once a month to prevent injure from overgrowth.
Exercise: The Weimaraner is known as a hunting breed, their body design requires heavy workouts. You need to consider this before you bring him home. You need to spend 1 hour per day taking him out for a run, a hike, or to do some other high-level activities. One good suggestion for you is to exercise with your dog, run with him 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the late afternoon every day.
How to train your Weimaraner
Potty train as soon as possible: As a puppy, your Weimaraner will not know proper potty as he’s never be trained. You need to choose an area that good enough to be your dog’s “toilet”, take your dog there every 2-3 hours, make a simple command such as “potty”, and wait until he does his “business”.
To train a Weimaraner, you must be a leader, don’t let your dog lead you to anywhere he wants. For this you need to teach him “no”, “wait”, and “yes” after the first week he gets home.
Once your dog is 4 months and older, you can start obedience training and socialization.
It doesn’t matter what you want to train your dog, you need to keep in mind not to yell at your dog, be patient, and reward him right away whenever he does a good job. The training session should be only 10-15 minutes a day and your commands have to be simple and fixed.