Not everyone will have heard of a Weimarott, but once you meet one in person, you will fall in love. This breed is unique, fiercely loyal, and will protect their family to the end of the earth. They also suit families with children but not necessarily with other dogs unless you bring them up with them. A Weimarott, with Rottweiler and Weimaraner parents, is also not for first-time dog owners or those with no time to dedicate to training and ownership. If you do end up owning a Weimarott and want to give them the best life possible, here are a few activity options that are bound to satisfy.
Weimarotts can be large dogs, meaning that walking them can often not be the most straightforward task in the world. If you feel like you may need more control than a regular collar and leash setup, then consider harness training. When you bring your Weimarott home as a puppy, you may like to begin training right away. The sooner they get used to one, the better. This all-weather activity is hard, but it should only take around 20 minutes per day to master. What’s more, it’s affordable as you merely need a harness, leash, and treat. Before you head out on a walk, immediately begin harness training.
Weimarotts can grow to be large dogs, which makes it harder for them to handle warmer climes than smaller dogs can. If your pooch is battling with intense weather, you may need to get inventive. They won’t always want to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. Instead, you can use a fun DIY puzzle you create at home. All you need is a bit of creativity, some of their favorite food, a balloon, and water. You can then freeze a ball of water they can play with and rehydrate themselves. Here’s how to do it in a few steps.
When summer weather takes hold, and you find it hard to cool your pooch down, you may like to head to your local pet store and purchase a dog-friendly sprinkler and garden hose. Weimarotts are perfect candidates for such a game because it enables them to play nicely on their own for an hour or so while cooling down. This solo activity also suits Weimarotts well since they tend to prefer their private company over that of other dogs. All you need is a sprinkler, hose, and some enthusiasm to get going.
Weimarotts come from two working dogs – dogs that like to have a job to do. Don’t let them live a life of idleness. Instead, create fun things they can do such as treasure hunts. Hide treats or their favorite toys around your home and yard and take them on a treasure hunt to find them all. They will think the entire experience is riveting!
If you would like to own a Weimarott, but you also want to be able to have other dogs later on, then ensure they get plenty of socialization early on. Bring your Weimarott to a puppy school between the age of eight weeks and six months. Here, they will learn what it takes to be social, share, and be around other dogs. It’s a thoroughly stimulating activity, even if it’s a little expensive.
Weimarotts are beautiful, loving, and loyal pets that will suit your family life well. They don’t require all that much exercise, nor do you have to shower them with love at every waking moment. However, you still need to start dog ownership on the right paw. Have plenty of fun activities up your sleeve so your pooch can have hours of fun with you every week.