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.
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.
A Checklist for your New Puppy
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.
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.
Stuffed Toys for your New Puppy
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.
Getting Organized for your New Puppy
Food Bowls Best for Puppies
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Puppy teething and what to do about it
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
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?
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?
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.
Puppies sometimes get diarrhea
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.
How do you know if your puppy has 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.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Puppy 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.
Should you neuter your new Weimaraner puppy?
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.
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.