Weeranians stem from West Highland White Terrier and Pomeranian parents, creating a small hybrid that makes an exceptional family pet. They don’t require a lot of physical activity, tie in well to apartment life, and are affectionate, loyal, and lovely. Weeranians enjoy being by your side, but they are equally as excited when someone turns up at your door who could be a potential new friend. Therefore, you would never own a Weeranian as a guard dog! If there’s anything that lets a Weeranian down, it's how quickly they get bored, and how challenging they can be a train. If you’re stuck for ideas on how to keep their minds and bodies active, these options might be the best place to start.
Unfortunately, Weeranians are prone to dental conditions thanks to their Pomeranian parents. While feeding them dry food and dental treats can go a long way toward tackling the problem, you can also do your part by making sure you brush their teeth regularly. While teeth cleaning is not a thrilling game your Weeranian will look forward to, it’s something you can begin from a young age to ensure it doesn’t phase them as they mature. You can also make it fun by including a treat at the end of it – so they will be more inclined to let you in their mouth with a brush! This all-weather activity is affordable, relatively straightforward, and will only take around five minutes. It’s time to buy vet-approved toothpaste and a brush and start!
If you want to teach your pooch how to be social, but you don’t want to throw them in the deep end at a dog park facility, then why not arrange a dog date? A dog date makes an excellent (and free) sunny day activity that only takes up half an hour of your time. It’s also effortless and means you just need to bring along a toy and a leash. What’s more, it offers the opportunity for you and your Weeranian to get social. They can make a new friend and burn off energy, while you can chat away to a new or existing friend. It’s a win-win situation!
If you’re a yoga lover, enjoying nothing more than getting your regular fix of relaxation, stretching, and exercise, then why not let others enjoy it too? More specifically, why not your dog? A new form of yoga is now available, known as Doga – dog yoga. You can now bring your dog to specific yoga classes or even learn Doga moves at home. Such activity is perfect for a rainy day, and for when you want your dog to stay calm and relaxed. It may take a little research, but this 10-minute activity is free and could open up a whole world of possibilities. It’s even an excellent option for anxious dogs.
Many little dogs pick up learning how to beg quite quickly, and you will be pleased to know that the Weeranian is likely to be one of them. Even though they are stubborn and don’t take to housetraining all that quickly, they can learn to beg for their food. All you need to do is practice holding a treat in front of their nose, raising it and using the word beg. Repeat the process until they do what you tell them on your command.
Weeranians are faithful companions who want to be by your side all the time. If you don’t think you can leave them at home, then bring them with you in the car. From a young age, put them in a car safety harness. They are far safer than letting your pooch roam free in the vehicle.
While you wouldn’t own a Weeranian as a first-time dog owner due to how hard they are to train, you would if you had experience with dogs before. They try their hardest to be the purrfect pet for you, always greeting you at the door with a wagging tail and a friendly yap. Even though this little ball of fluff likes to get into mischief, one look at their cute puppy face will mean you won’t mind in the slightest!