Whining Weimaraner Puppy?

I have just got a beautiful Weimaraner pup called Archie and he is only 8 weeks old. I know that I am probably expecting miracles but he has a tendency to whine when we put him into his basket area where he sleeps, at night every couple of hours and during the day as soon as he wakes up.


Today he started to whine whilst playing too so I'm a little concerned. I'm booked into the vets on Saturday but I was wondering if this is quite normal for a young pup? Any suggestions on his training too would be very much appreciated.

Jennagh from UK

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June 26, 20070 found this helpful

My mom had a poodle named Fozzy and he whined for a few weeks after we got him. Then a friend of hers discovered to put a clock that ticks next to the bed or cage. Fozzy was broke of whining in a few weeks. You can also put a radio on in the same room, buy one of the womb sound machines they use for infants for the extra comfort. A stuffed animal could do the trick as well. Mom also put the radio on everytime we went away she did this for about 9 yrs. till the end. Hope these help.


My beagal did the same thinglucky enough we already has another dog so she didn't whine for long.

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June 26, 20070 found this helpful

Poor baby is missing his mom and siblings. He is alone in a new world. It is completely natural for him to whine when he begins to miss his family. Until he adopts you as his new family, he will continue to whine, but soon enough he will realized that you are a much better family and he will love you unconditionally and possibly whine when you are away. So don't coddle him too much or he will have seperation anxiety. Try to put a tick tock clock in his basket with him at night, or a radio turned on very low, sometimes the noise of the ticking will remind him of a heart beat or the humming of the radio will give him comfort as he gets more accustomed to the sounds of human voices and music is soothing.


My mom used to put the new pups by her bed in the basket and when they would start whining she would drop a hand off the bed into the basket and the warmeth of her hand would comfort them and they would be right back to sleep. Sometimes they if they were still nursing when removed from the mom, they may be a touch hungry or thirsty during these times too.

Puppies are a challenge, but well worth the effort. I love my dogs to death.

Hope this helps.

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June 27, 20070 found this helpful

we always were told to put a wind up clock in with them it is supposed to sound like a mothers heartbeat

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June 28, 20070 found this helpful

I've always heard that this breed does sooo much better with another if the same breed, that they tend to get into trouble or be unhappy if there is only one of them.

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By SAMI (Guest Post)
June 29, 20070 found this helpful

Hi i just wanted to say that a professional told me how to start a house training for my dog and she told me that if the pup or dog older age either one would use the potty in the house then to sop it up or clean it up with a paper towel. And take it out side set the papertowel on the ground in the same place each time! And let the animal sniff it and around it and then give them a treat and a lot of encouragement (such as good boy or girl! Good good!) And a pat!


Also feeding tips: Ask the vet about a required amount of food for the dog in one days time. If they say 1 cup or what ever. Fine you do not feed that dog anything but the 1 cup a day. And feed about the same time each day. They will also then eat the whole amount of food you give them and in an hour or so be ready usually to go potty take them out! To the same areas each time so they will do a routine place! If you leave food in there bowl all the time they will eat when they feel hungry and potty more in the house more often!
If you feed them daily this way you will have an easier time of breaking them from going in the house!
Good luck and i hope the pup is ok.

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June 29, 20070 found this helpful

The tick tock of the wind upclock does really work wrap in fuzzy blankie or one of your worn t-shirts (bonding)and it keeps pup happy in crate. Crates or boxes with high walls for pup work better they feel safer.


Also you might try placing a stuffed animal in with pup to cuddle with.
8 weeks is a baby and pup has to get used to new
home without his family and get to know you and your routines.

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By LYnda (Guest Post)
July 2, 20070 found this helpful

Just remember that any pet learns tricks. Example: If scratcing gets attention, they learn to scratch more often. If crying gets attention, they will cry more often. If crying gets no attention, they will settle down and look for what DOES get attention, such as being rewarded with a soothing reasurring soft voice and a warm soft pat or two for being still and calm. Any sound away from their beds at night can trigger a whine, which is like,"Anyone there? Can you hear that I'm needing you?" You will learn to discern between the nag/begging, and the genuine


"something's wrong" whines/barking. All of the other advice is good, especially making sure your dog is not hungry or needing to go to his potty. Keep him
warm, clean, and with soft surroundings, and both of you will learn a lot from one another that's good. I know you can figure it out. All pets are different but all pets can and do learn tricks, that have to be adjusted to meet your needs, hours, desires, and
requirements. Pets are made for us, not us for them, in my opinion, and we are given the duty to oversee/subdue all animals/pets. Just don't become a slave to your pet by "spoiling" it in the beginning. Get a routine it can learn, teach it discipline and stick with it as best as you can. If the
dog continues to whine after a couple of weeks, place it in a closet so you can get some rest, but that should only be temporary until the dog learns what happens when he whines, and only be a last resort.

Don't feed it canned dog food because it is made from diseased animals. Feed it better dried cereals, table scraps, and canned tuna/eggs/salmon/beef/boned chicken/stale breads,
some mixed veggies mixed in. It should do fine.
Good luck and God bless you. : )

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By penny (Guest Post)
July 8, 20070 found this helpful

I know you all are going to laugh but, when I first brought my 8 week old rottweiler puppy home I put her in a box beside my bed the first night when she she started whining. I would hang my hand into the box and she would lick and suck on my thumb till she fell asleep. The funny part is that she is now 2 and a half years old and still looks for and wants to suck my thumb when ever I go to bed or when we are snuggled up together on the sofa.

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By audre (Guest Post)
July 30, 20070 found this helpful

I know exactly what your going through! My weimaraner whined when I got her as well. He is probably experiencing separation anxiety. I gave mine stuff animals to sleep with and tried to take her for a walk before bedtime, so she would get some of her energy out! It worked some- but he will grow out of it! They are well worth the trouble once they get through that stage!

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