Activities For Weimarrotts

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Introduction

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. 

Harness Training

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Any Day
Cheap
Hard
20 min
Items needed
Harness
Leash
Treats
Activity description

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. 

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Familiarize
Before you attempt to hold your Weimarott down and put the harness on them, get them familiar with it. Let them smell it, eat a treat off of it, and touch them with it, so they know it’s not something dangerous. You may also like to make sounds with it – such as clipping and unclipping the buckle, so they will know what that sound means.
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Put it on
After a few 20-minute sessions over several days, you can now attempt to put the harness on your Weimarott. Let them wear it around the house and clip on their leash so they can drag that around as well. Even let them into your yard wearing the harness.
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Walk
Once they are okay with not only the harness being in the house but on their body, you can begin trying to walk your dog with it. Firstly, hold the leash and walk around your fenced yard. Once you are confident with how accustomed to it they are, you can begin walking them on the street with it.
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Food Puzzle

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Hot Day
Cheap
Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Balloon
Water
Snacks
Activity description

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. 

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Choose snacks
The best food for your food puzzle is going to be a low-salt and low-fat variety. Natural treats will be best, such as apple and carrot. Think about what your dog likes that may be suitable. Whenever the weather is hot, stay away from high-salt food as it makes your dog thirstier.
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Create the puzzle
Fill a balloon with water until it’s around the size of a baseball. Add treats to it, then put it in your freezer overnight. Once it’s entirely frozen, take it out, remove the rubber layer and put it on a shaded spot in your yard. Your dog can then spend at least an hour licking it to remove the food in the center. By doing so, they are getting as much water as they need while having something to occupy their mind and keep it off the heat!
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Sprinkler Fun

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Hot Day
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Easy
1 hr
Items needed
Sprinkler
Garden hose
Activity description

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. 

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Set up
For your dog to have fun with a sprinkler, they need to be in the right spot. The sprinkler needs to be set up, so you have plenty of room to run entirely around it, and it also needs to be away from obstacles. The last thing you want is for your washing to get in the way!
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Play
Once you identify the best area for your sprinkler. You can now set it up and play. Attach it to your garden hose and let the fun begin! Supervise this activity with your furry friend as they might be quite eager to get to the source of the water and ruin the sprinkler and their fun!
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Treasure Hunts

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! 

Puppy School

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.  

Conclusion

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.