Many generic websites describe Weimaraners as being a breed with tons of energy and with high exercise needs. While this is very true, the emphasis on mental energy can often be glossed over. Weimaraners are a thinking breed that can use their smarts for good or evil — and seem to come with a highly developed “conniving gene.”
Staying one step ahead of your Weimaraner is the key to living in peace and keeping your house intact. A bored Weimaraner with too much mental energy to burn is going to get creative. Fences are barriers to be jumped, counters are nothing more than a flat surface from which to steal food, cabinets can be easily pulled open, “dog proof” trash cans are considered a challenge, and humans can often be seen as mere treat-dispensers.
As a hunting breed, give your Weimaraner a job and they will do their best to please you. They tend to be sensitive — a stare of disapproval can wither some Weimaraners — but being as smart as they are, if they sense any lack of follow through, they will ignore you. And then proceed to walk all over you.
If you can’t keep your Weim’s mind occupied, they will go ahead and do it for you!
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