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Advice re my very shy weimeraner pup

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by jdke23, Jun 2, 2010.


  1. jdke23

    jdke23 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi guys! so basically we have picked up a 5 month old weimeraner today, we have brought her home and she seems to be very very shy and timid, if we lift our hands to stroke her she cowers down, she doesnt come to you she just lies down in a ball!
    Does anybody know ways to get her out of this or will it just pass??
    Grateful of any advice or training tips! want her to be happy here!
    she has met our great dane who is also 5 months and is the same with her just cowers and lies down!


    Thankyou

    Jen :)
     
  2. Kinjilabs

    Kinjilabs PetForums VIP

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    Could be that its the strange enviroment thats scaring her, would give it a couple of days to see how she goes, we had a Lab at 6mths old that peed himself when we got him home, he was terrified but soon settled when he knew he was safe.
     
  3. jdke23

    jdke23 PetForums Newbie

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    Yeah could be although she seemed very much the same when we went to pick her up! she has been living on a farm with her mum and grandma so not sure how much socialization she has had! i know with our dane we started really early and she is fab now! but the breeder had kept hold of this one for 5 months and has now just sold her, hadnt given her a name, she has had very little training!
     
  4. rona

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    I would just leave her alone as much as possible to get used to her new life.
    Feed her, walk her and just ignore her the rest of the time. Let her come to you on her own terms.
    Hopefully she will gradually relax, it must be very frightening to leave the life that you have known since you were born :(
     
  5. jdke23

    jdke23 PetForums Newbie

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    Yes will do, she is going to have her jab done on monday so will be able to take her out in a few weeks! thanks for replys
     
  6. rona

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    You mean the breeder didn't get her vaccinated???? :(
    Thank goodness you got her away from there :)
     
  7. jdke23

    jdke23 PetForums Newbie

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    Nope no jabs! first one monday :) then can get her walking on a lead!
     
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    piccies? :D
     
  9. Bearpaw

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    Congrats on your new addition,bless,she has probably had a rough time.
    As Rona said,leave her to settle and give her time to come out of her shell in her own way.Having another dog will help this proccess,as will building trust.
    Good luck :)
     
  10. Danielle P

    Danielle P PetForums Member

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    Sounds like a puppy farm pup to me, if they have the mum and grandmother and they live on a farm.

    Probably means she hasnt had any socialisation and the way shes cowering down maybe shes had a few slaps from the previous owners. If shes cowering down to the other dog too, shes very submissive.

    It will pass, you just have to earn her trust. Have you read any of he Jan Fennel books, it sounds ideal for this type of situation
     
  11. jdke23

    jdke23 PetForums Newbie

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    She had a fab night last night! was really good, went to bed with my dane around 10:30 and didnt hear them till 7 this morning! She has been a little better today, still cowering but is coming over to us now rather than just lying down when we call her! She is ok with Daisy, they get on really well and are already inseperable!
    Thankyou all for replys, will see how she goes!
    :)
     
  12. rona

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    Great news.
    Won't be long and you'll have two dogs running around madly :)
     
  13. jdke23

    jdke23 PetForums Newbie

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    I will take some tomorrow and put them on here! :)
     
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