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My fiance's dog Clyde is 7 years old. He was abused as a puppy but rescued by Kenny at around 2 years old. Kenny spent a lot of time and effort training Clyde to be a good dog. Then, he moved to California and left the dog with his mother who preceeded to give Clyde house food and treat him like a baby (an actual human). Long story short, Clyde is now whining and seems to have anxiety. At night time, he will pace back and forth in our bedroom, dig on the carpet, circle about 7 to 8 times and then lay down making a very loud relaxing noise. He wakes me up every night. When Kenny is home and Clyde knows it and Kenny walks into the garage, Clyde immidietley starts to cry and whine. When we leave him outside with my 5 year old border collie/aussie mix Clyde howls and cries the whole time! He begs for food, does not go lay down. I am familiar with dogs and training and this dog is JUST OUT OF IT! Is there any ANY ANYthing ANYONE recommends I do for this dog to help him have a better less anxiety filled life. AND let me get a good night sleep (im 7 months pregnant btw :) Please help me out!!

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This breed can be very difficult to train. especially when it has had a past as you described. Don't give up on him. He needs proper training, and while knowledge of other breeds is useful in most cases, this breed beats to the tune of another drum, so to speak. I recommend you get advice from a Weim specific trainer. There are a great many things that you can do but I strongly suggest you seek a professionals help in your case. Often this type of thing can be resolved with a whole lot of love and even more patience. You must be resolute, firm, but kind. Making the dog fear you will only make things worse. He needs to know you are the "alpha dog" and that he MUST obey you. NEVER raise your hand or strike your dog under any circumstances, but be resilient when he resists, and he WILL resist at first. Try getting a Kennel and put the dog in a place far away from your bedroom. He will whine, but won't he anyway? Slowly reward him for periods of good behavior. When he stops whining, go give him praise and a treat immediately, when he whines or makes noise ignore the behavior as long as possible. If the noise is too loud, long, or bothersome to neighbors, try a squirt of water in the face to quiet him down. Be persistent!!!! Use praise to make him change and at all costs ignore the bad or undesired behaviors. He does it because it WORKS OR HAS WORKED IN THE PAST! You must "un-teach" those behaviors. Research Weimaraner specific trainers or obedience classes. Best of luck, from someone who has been in your shoes. I wish more people realized how detrimental the behaviors described in your post, with regard to the mother, truly are to these animals. I rescued an abused 1+ year old Weimaraner, female, who has at one point or another exhibited all of the behaviors you described but she was also abused, so I assure you, you are not alone, but the dog can be "fixed" if you are willing to work really hard to change the behaviors. I guarantee with positive re-enforcement training you will have a new dog in just a few weeks!


This breed can be very difficult to train. especially when it has had a past as you described. Don't give up on him. He needs proper training, and while knowledge of other breeds is useful in most cases, this breed beats to the tune of another drum, so to speak. I recommend you get advice from a Weim specific trainer. There are a great many things that you can do but I strongly suggest you seek a professionals help in your case. Often this type of thing can be resolved with a whole lot of love and even more patience. You must be resolute, firm, but kind. Making the dog fear you will only make things worse. He needs to know you are the "alpha dog" and that he MUST obey you. NEVER raise your hand or strike your dog under any circumstances, but be resilient when he resists, and he WILL resist at first. Try getting a Kennel and put the dog in a place far away from your bedroom. He will whine, but won't he anyway? Slowly reward him for periods of good behavior. When he stops whining, go give him praise and a treat immediately, when he whines or makes noise ignore the behavior as long as possible. If the noise is too loud, long, or bothersome to neighbors, try a squirt of water in the face to quiet him down. Be persistent!!!! Use praise to make him change and at all costs ignore the bad or undesired behaviors. He does it because it WORKS OR HAS WORKED IN THE PAST! You must "un-teach" those behaviors. Research Weimaraner specific trainers or obedience classes. Best of luck, from someone who has been in your shoes. I wish more people realized how detrimental the behaviors described in your post, with regard to the mother, truly are to these animals. I rescued an abused 1+ year old Weimaraner, female, who has at one point or another exhibited all of the behaviors you described but she was also abused, so I assure you, you are not alone, but the dog can be "fixed" if you are willing to work really hard to change the behaviors. I guarantee with positive re-enforcement training you will have a new dog in just a few weeks!


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