Weimaraner are fast and powerful dogs, but are also suitable home animals if given training. From adolescence, a Weimaraner requires extensive exercise in keeping with an energetic hunting dog. They are easily excitable and require appropriate training to calm them down. This includes behaviors towards other family pets. Depending upon training they can be quite aggressive towards other dogs, but they are a loyal, playful and affectionate pet and an alert and friendly member of the family. Visitors are likely to be licked rather than warned away but the Weimaraner does not miss a trick and is always aware of its surroundings. Prospective owners should note that the Weimaraner is not recommended for families with young children as it is usually boisterous, sometimes hyperactive. Furthermore, the breed will continually try to push the boundaries set by its owner. If it can get away with something, it will! The expression, 'give him and inch and he'll take a mile' was made for this breed! Having said that, this is also a breed with tremendous personality.