|Barked: Fri Jan 22, '10 10:45pm PST |
|Congratulations on the new weim puppy You're definately in for a lot of fun & work, too LOL.
Since she's only 9 weeks old she's just getting started on shedding her milk teeth, so she should go through a few more months of it. But she'll probably still bite at your hands after that, too. There are a few things you can do. Tell her "no" "stop" or "ouch" in a firm voice . Then, completely ignore her (no touching, no eye contact, no talking, etc) for at least a full minute, give her something she can chew on, or distract her with a game or with practicing obedience commands. You can also put a few coins in a can (tape the top so that the coins can't fall out) or bottle & drop it beside so that the sound startles her. Make sure to praise her after each of these times when she's playing with you & doesn't bite. Another good tip is to never play any games that could in any way make her think that it's okay to bite or have your hand in her mouth.
She's definately old enough to have her nails trimmed & her teeth brushed. They're both very good ways for ya'll to bond with each other & the sooner you start it the more used to it she'll be when she's older. Oh, & don't forget to clean her ears, too. Weims can easily get ear infections.
Weims are wonderful dogs, but they're definately not for everyone. We always say that they're diabolically smart (Remy knows how to open the front door when he wants to go out) & extremely human-like. So, the best advice I can give you about weims is : don't let her get away with anything as a puppy that you don't want her doing as an adult & make sure to do at least some obedience training with her (it helps a LOT, believe me )
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