Your new Weimaraner puppy will need your love and attention and her care will take a little time and effort. But it will be worth every minute!
Weimaraners are relatively easy to care for, even though they happily romp through mud and water, coming home ready for a much needed bath .
And, although you’ll need to bathe your new puppy more often than a little lap dog, being outside having fun together is why you chose a Weimaraner!
The thrill of getting a new puppy is sometimes dampened when you get your puppy home. Panic sets in as you wonder what to do next.
Taking care of a new puppy is lots of fun, but it can also be lots of work in the beginning! But, once you get the hang of it, you’ll bond with your new puppy and enjoy many good times together.
Below you will find links to articles on getting ready for your new puppy and how to take care of him for the first few months. The sections include:
- Your New Puppy
- Getting Organized for your New Puppy
- Basic Puppy Care
- Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Make sure you read every article that will help you get ready and be prepared!
Your New Puppy
Choosing a Weimaraner Puppy
Choosing a puppy is a really important decision and you’ll want to make sure that you get it right! In this article you’ll find some tips on how to choose a good puppy for your family. And you’ll also see some things to avoid.
Have you absolutely decided on the Weimaraner breed? If so, you need to make sure that you pick a healthy puppy who will be with you for many happy years.
Read about Choosing a Weimaraner Puppy
How Old Should your New Puppy Be?
So you’ve decided on a Weimaraner puppy and you can hardly wait to get him! How old will he be when you bring him home?
There are some different thoughts on this, so you might want to check out this article, which discusses puppy age and its effects on your new dog.
Read about your new puppy’s age
A Checklist for your New Puppy
Before you bring your new puppy home, you will need to get some basic supplies. Bringing a new puppy home is an exciting time, but, like bringing a new baby home, you definitely want to be prepared!
Make sure you have everything that you need, before you go to get your new puppy. If you don’t prepare well, instead of a fun, relaxing first day with your new puppy, your day will be stressful and anything but fun.
This article has a list of things that you’ll need for your new puppy.
See the checklist for your new puppy here
Bringing Home your New Puppy
Just as getting ready for a new baby takes some thought and planning, getting ready for your new puppy will require some preparation as well .
Your new puppy will experience stress at leaving his mother and brothers and sisters. And everything in his new home, your home, will be strange and different.
If you take the time to help your new Weimaraner puppy adjust to his new surroundings and to your family, the adjustment for all of you will be easier.
Learn about bringing your new puppy home in this article
Stuffed Toys for your New Puppy
Of course you don’t want your new puppy to get bored. Providing some toys for her will help to keep her occupied in a good way.
Stuffed toys are popular for new puppies. But there are some things to consider before purchasing them. Some are safer than others. And your choice will also depend on your puppy and her habits.
Read about stuffed toys for your puppy here
Getting Organized for your New Puppy
Food Bowls Best for Puppies
Selecting food bowls for your new puppy sure sounds like a simple task. But, dog food bowls do have different characteristics and some are just safer to use with a puppy than others.
Get some tips on how to select bowls for your new puppy and you’ll be confident that you will be ready when your new puppy arrives.
See the article on Puppy Food Bowls here
Where will your Puppy Sleep?
Before you get too far, you’ll need to decide where your new puppy will sleep. Of course you may want him to sleep with you or near you in your bedroom. But, initially most puppies end up sleeping in their metal crates until they are housetrained.
When you first bring your new puppy home, he will be lonely and afraid. He really misses all the fun and frolicking of his mom and siblings. Everyone used to cuddle together at bedtime and they fell asleep, knowing that everyone was close.
However, as he gets older, you may want to have a larger crate, a comfortable bed or a furniture dog crate, near your family’s activities, for your puppy to use during daylight hours.
Go to the article on metal crates for puppies
Basic Puppy Care
When the weather gets too hot or too cold for your puppy, you’ll need to help him out. You may have to provide a way to keep him comfortable.
To keep your puppy safe, you may have to consider fencing for your yard.
Feeding Your Puppy
Choosing a good diet or dog food for your new puppy is really important. But that’s not the only thing that’s important.
As your puppy grows, you’ll need to monitor his weight and observe any physical changes so that you can keep him healthy.
Your Weimaraner puppy will need to eat dog food developed for large breed dogs, and his food and nutrition needs will change as he gets older.
See more on the Best Diet for Puppies
How to Remove Dog Urine Stains
Even the best little puppy is not going to understand housetraining, right from the start. Every single puppy, no matter how hard he tries (or how hard you try) is going to have at least a few accidents.
And Weimaraners, no matter how much we love them, are not exactly the easiest dogs to house break.
So, that means, that you would be very wise to be prepared. Then, when the first little accident occurs, it won’t be more than a little upsetting for you.
Most important, you won’t have any permanent damage to your home. It will all be under control.
Read about how to get rid of urine stains here
Socializing your Puppy
Did you know that socializing your new puppy is really important for his development? Puppies who are not socialized properly, starting when they are about 8 weeks old, often develop behavioral problems.
Socializing is perhaps the most important step in training your dog.
So it is critical that you introduce your dog to all kinds of people, dogs and places. He needs to become comfortable with new situations and people. And he needs to learn how to behave appropriately.
Of course this isn’t a problem for most dog owners. It’s really fun to take your puppy with you, everywhere you go. And people that see your dog will fall in love with him!
Learn more about socializing your new dog here
Puppy teething and what to do about it
Just like babies, dog go through the process of teething. They lose their baby teeth and then grow new ones.
Why is this important? Well, when puppies are teething, their gums hurt or bother them. As a result, many puppies end up chewing anything in sight.
This could be your favorite jacket, the shoes you bought yesterday or a table leg on the antique table you got from your favorite aunt.
The good news is that your puppy’s teething phase should be over by the time she is 7 months old.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Weimaraner Puppy Crying at Night
Your puppy’s first night (and maybe even his whole first week) are going to very difficult for him. Until now, he’s never been separated from his mom and his litter mates
While he’s probably had a great time getting used to you and your family, especially at night, he will miss his old pack, his mom and siblings.
Being alone in your crate can be pretty lonely. And very quiet.
How are you going to handle this, especially if your puppy is crying all night?
Read about how to prevent puppy crying in the night
You’ll need to know how you will handle your new little puppy. That includes setting up a schedule and deciding where you will allow your puppy to go.
What if your puppy is vomiting?
No one ever told you that your puppy could start vomiting. And, of course, if you are not prepared, this can be pretty scary!
Puppies do vomit from time to time. Most of the time it’s not serious, but do you know how to tell if it’s a serious problem?
This article will give you suggestions on what to do if your puppy starts vomiting. And how to clean up the mess.
Read the article on Puppy Vomiting
Puppies sometimes get diarrhea
Did you know that there are 4 reasons that puppies get diarrhea most commonly? Diarrhea in puppies can come on suddenly, and it might catch you off guard.
But the most important reason it is a concern is that, if unchecked, diarrhea can quickly cause dehydration in puppies.
Fortunately there are some very easy natural ways to approach this and help your puppy get back on track.
Go to the article on Puppy Diarrhea
How do you know if your puppy has worms?
Whether you like it or not, a lot of puppies get worms. Not a pleasant thought, but we do need to face the facts. Your new Weimaraner puppy may have or get worms!
So, as a pet parent, you need to know what to look for and what the symptoms of worms in puppies are.
Does every puppy get worms? Absolutely not. By taking a few precautions, you may be able to avoid this issue.
And fortunately, there are some safe and natural products that can help you prevent worms or heal your puppy after a bout with them.
See the article on Puppy Worms here
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Puppy Feeding Schedule
You’ll need to be consistent with your new puppy. So, before you even bring him home, you need to decide on a feeding schedule.
Of course, if you’re a new pet owner, all of this can be somewhat confusing. This article will give you some things to think about when deciding on the best feeding schedule for your new puppy.
Go to the article on Puppy Feeding Schedules
Should you neuter your new Weimaraner puppy?
One of the important decisions that you will need to make for your new puppy is whether to neuter him or her.
Both male and female dogs may benefit from neutering, but the way they are affected is different for each.
Females will be a lot less likely to develop breast cancer.
Although they won’t actually lose their masculinity, males will be far more manageable and less likely to become aggressive and a behavior problem.
Of course if you plan to breed your dog, there are more things to consider. And you may need to neuter your dog after it is beyond the breeding age.
Read about neutering your new Weimaraner puppy here
There’s a lot to think about when getting a new puppy. Read through the articles above and consider each issue carefully.
The better you are prepared for your new Weimaraner puppy, the easier it will be for both you and your dog.
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