|Barked: Sat Jul 11, '09 9:16pm PST |
|Okay, not that new, I've had my female weim, Beanie, since the end of march, lol. I'm about 4 months pregnant, so I haven't had the energy and haven't been feeling good enough to come on here until now. I'll say, I do already have 2 books on weimaraners, but I know books can only tell you so much.
Beanie is now 5.5 months old, and doing pretty good. I have had some concerns about her weight, as she looks skinny to me and sometimes her ribs show, but she has gained the appropriate amount of weight. According to her food, she should be eating 4 1/4-7 cups a day + treats, and she acts healthy, has a shiny coat, so I assume she's okay? Sometimes she can look great all day, but after a walk it looks like I'm starving her she'll look so skinny to me, the pictures in her profile are recent. It really worries me, but I also don't want to overfeed her. Do you think I should be feeding her more than recommended because she's so skinny?
Also, I wanted to know if you had any suggestions to stop her from jumping up on people. I've been ignoring her, and turning my back when she jumps, and not giving her attention until she's sitting. This seems to be working ok, but when she is excited, it's VERY hard to stop her.
Also, what do you recommend for teaching them to walk? What kind of harness, etc? I am pregnant, and a single mom, so I'd prefer something where I have a bit more control, especially as she gets bigger. I have a field near me, and I usually let her run a little before a walk, but once she's on the leash she still wants to run and pulls pretty hard. She also jumps up. I am afraid as I get father along in this pregnancy she might hurt me if I don't get her under control NOW. After some exercise she is usually really good with walking by me and not pulling, so I know she has it in her!
Those are the only major questions. She is a wonderful little addition to the family, and I also wanted to know if you had any tips or suggestions for owning a weimaraner. This is such a fun breed of dog! I love her personality, she is such a people dog, and makes life at home pretty exciting!
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