Activities For Weim-Peis

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Introduction

If you consider yourself to be a pro with dogs, then you may end up with a Weim-Pei. This breed, consisting of Chinese Shar-Pei and Weimaraner parents, is strong-willed, independent, and will do well with a consistent and firm hand. They are also best as the only pet in the household and require a dominant owner who can both train and control the Weim-Pei. While they may take after the Weimaraner with loyalty and love, they can also get the guarding traits of the Shar-Pei, making them more suitable for stronger owners. Given their often-challenging attributes, finding activities you can carry out with your Weim-Pei is not the most straightforward task, but it’s not the hardest either. These options below could work for you. 

Tug of War

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Easy
30 min
Items needed
Tug rope
Activity description

Tug of war is a game that almost any dog of any size can play, but when it comes to your Weim-Pei, you may like to customize it a little. This breed usually is quite large, so if you want your tug rope to last the distance, you need to think big. On a sunny day, find a large cable and head outside into your fenced and secure section of the yard for half an hour. This affordable and straightforward activity won’t cost the earth, but it will allow you to bond with your Weim-Pei while helping them to have a little fun in the sun. 

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Find a rope
When it comes to playing tug of war with your Weim-Pei, a natural tug rope from a pet store won’t suffice. You need to think bigger. Otherwise, your toy will be in tatters in a matter of days. Consider going to a trades store and purchasing a big, thick line suitable for boat tying or similar tasks. The thicker it is, the better. Ensure it has not had any treatment with chemicals and will not break down into single strands quickly.
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Clear a space
Weim-Peis are big dogs, and big dogs need large yards. When you play tug of war with them, clear an area. They will be pulling backward and forward, so having a poorly placed picnic table may end up costing you repairs. Make sure the area in which you play is also fully fenced and secure.
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Play
You can now play! Take an end of the rope and give the other end to your Weim-Pei. Pull it gently and let them pull the other end. Let them win some battles, and try your hardest to win others to give them a bit of competition. Given their size and strength, you’ll probably find it’s not all that easy to win against them anyway! This fun game will help to reinforce the bond between man and man’s best friend.
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Walk

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Sunny Day
Free
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Doggy waste bag
Harness
Activity description

Given how large the Weim-Pei is, it’s not all that straightforward to find an activity you can do together that isn't too pricey. Typically, the larger the breed, the more something costs. That’s why a walk could become your favorite pastime together. Buy a harness and leash and bring a waste bag, and you can be on your way to bonding and tiring each other out without spending a dime. Walking is also an excellent way to work out all your muscles in a comfortable setting and at a relaxed pace. It’s time to go walking with your Weim-Pei!

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Harness and leash
If you bring your Weim-Pei home as a puppy, you need to get them comfortable with wearing a harness and leash. Otherwise, you’ll go to take them on a walk, and they’ll be less than cooperative. Leave both the harness and leash around the house, getting them interested in it and even feeding them treats with it in your hand. You can then begin putting the harness on them around the house from time to time until it doesn’t bother them.
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Set a route
Because of the Shar-Pei parentage, Weim-Peis don’t usually get on well with other dogs. If you can avoid it, take them somewhere where you’re unlikely to come across other dogs. Weim-Peis don’t usually take all that well to smaller dogs either, as hunters used to use Sharp-Peis for small prey. If there is nowhere you can think of with no chance of meeting dogs, then opt for times of day when other people won’t be about, such as early in the morning.
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Walk
Put the harness on your Weim-Pei, attach the leash, then hit the road. You will also need to bring a waste bag with you so you can pick up after your pooch if you need to. Fit a regular walk into your dog’s routine as often as you can, and after an hour, they will be more than satisfied with your time together.
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Obedience Training

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Any Day
Expensive
Hard
1 hr
Items needed
Leash
Treat
Activity description

Obedience training is a necessary activity for your Weim-Pei from a young age. Even if you believe you can handle your dog, you may find the socialization coupled with expert advice is more than beneficial. From around eight weeks of age you can begin taking your Weim-Pei to train, learning all the essential skills such as sit and stay, but recall and how to play nicely with others too. They usually attend for between six and eight weeks, with younger dogs attending puppy school, and older ones heading to obedience training. This costly all-weather activity is hard work, but the pay off will be substantial. Ensure you set aside an hour a week and have a leash and treat ready to go. 

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Socialization
The first step to a successful obedience training session is to begin socialization. Upon arriving, you can meet and greet with the other dogs, teaching yours that it’s okay to be around others. Let them sniff each other and get to know each other in a neutral place with no need for territorial behavior.
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Basic skills
You can then teach your dog all the essential skills they need for life, such as sit, stay, and come. The trainer will help you to develop training techniques that match your dog, such as repetition and treat giving. Every dog learns at a different pace, and a Weim-Pei may not be as quick off the mark as other breeds.
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Practice
After each session, take your Weim-Pei home and practice. Spread out the learning sessions, so they are consistent, and reward your dog for good behavior. The goal is to get them to listen to you, learn who the boss is, and help them get along as well as they can with other dogs. Your Weim-Pei will benefit from continued lessons; take them through all of the levels into advanced training. A big dog like this deserves to be at their best, so give them the chance to shine!
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Bath

Because the Weim-Pei has Shar-Pei parents, their skin is sensitive. Make a point of bathing them regularly from a young age, paying attention to cleaning between their skin folds and checking their ears. You may need to purchase sensitive skin creams, lotions, and shampoos for this task.  

Hike

Even though a Weim-Pei is a large dog, that doesn’t mean they are not capable of going for a hike. Both breeds come from working backgrounds, hunting the land all day with their owners without missing a beat. Therefore, if you’re into hiking and the great outdoors, don’t underestimate your pooch. Bring them along and check out how well they do. 

Conclusion

There is no denying that a Weim-Pei is a challenging breed, and is certainly not one for a novice dog owner. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t win you over. The Weim-Pei is a beautiful and loyal pooch who will be purrfect for the right owner. They will also challenge and test you regularly, strengthening that bond between owner and man’s best friend. If you’re up for a challenge, the Weim-Pei is the right dog for you.