Weimaraner Training will, and should be an enjoyable experience, because most Weimaraner dogs do not exhibit any particular unacceptable personality traits.
However, if there is a dog or two that does exhibit any personality traits which point to any serious problems, they can be easily corrected with the right training and early intervention.
* Separation Anxiety.
Most Weimaraner dog owners may face the problem of separation anxiety, but that comes up in later years if training as a pup, has not been adequate.
The Weimaraner is not a good breed choice for anyone who works long hours. If you intend owning a Weimaraner you must bear in mind the tendency towards separation anxiety and condition your dog towards it from a very young age.
Start by leaving him or her alone for SHORT periods of time at first and then gradually work your way up from there.
Despite earlier training to be alone, IF your Weimaraner presents any symptoms of severe anxiety due to being left alone, your should consult your vet and seek his advise on the use of tranquilizers.
Most vets may prescribe tranquilizers like Clomicalm.
NEVER self administer any medication, even if you are aware of certain drugs being administered to other dogs by their owners, without proper veterinary, as in many cases it can prove FATAL.
All you have to remember is that with Weimaraners, most anxiety can be counteracted very effectively with lots of exercise and plenty of interaction with you and the family, coupled with regular bouts of playing and tussling.
* Basic Aggressive Instincts.
Weimaraner are protective and alert dogs, and make fearless guardians of family and home, which is an admirable trait for any dog to have, BUT without proper socialization, these dogs will take things a bit too far with being indiscriminatingly aggressive and dominant towards all newcomers, animal or human.
We must bear in mid that weighing in at 80-90 pounds, an aggressive adult Weimaraner cannot can cause serious damage.
It must be remembered at all times that these animals were primarily bred as hunting dogs. To this day they retain that strong prey drive, and, and they will catch and kill most any small animal that ventures into their territory, cats inclusive.
Having said that, it is known for all weimaraners to do OK with the family cats, provided they were introduced to it as a puppy; but the neighborhood cats and other small garden animals, such as squirrels, pet rabbits, guinea pigs, will be mercilessly pursued by this formidable hunter.
* The Weimaraner as a companion.
A word of caution to all would be Weimaraner owners. Weimaraners are very high-maintenance dogs in terms of training requirements during puppyhood and the first two or three years of their adolescent life.
Please bear in mind that the Weimaraner is NOT a passive 'house pet' type animal.
A Weimaraner cannot and will not sit quietly in a corner waiting for you to administer some attention, and they are certainly not the keep in a kennel type 'outdoors dogs' either.
They need a 100% involvement in family life accompanying you on your chores and errands.
To the right owner, a person who leads an active life, alert to the need's of his dog, and prepared to welcome it into the heart of the family, a Weimaraner is the perfect companion animal, playful, gutsy, intelligent, and an extraordinary guard dog.