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    Free Roam of the House

    Thanks all!! We’ll continue to monitor. And I like the idea of short periods of free reign. Maybe we’ll have to get one of those Fido cameras to keep an eye on her 👀. She is getting bigger by the day it feels like. I’m ready for the puppy phase to be over now. There are times when she doesn’t...
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    Free Roam of the House

    Hi everyone, Had a question that I wanted to ask the dobie community, for those who crate trained: what was the age when you left the crate open and allowed them free roam of the house? My girl is approaching 7 months now and is getting better with house rules: what is an appropriate toy, what...
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. I have to remind myself that she is a dog and has a right to feel emotions, have good training days and bad ones. Did you ever try to take it again or have to tell her drop it from then on?
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    She’s great 80-90% of the time. On occasion she will jump up when she’s excited or get a little mouthy til we redirect her to a toy or just put her to nap in her crate. When we’re in the car she will try to climb up to the front and start throwing a whiney temper tantrum when we say no! I...
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    YES!!! Of course! She’s basically the love of my life 😍🥰 would do anything for her. She’s captured our hearts. I have SO MUCH respect for Doberman owners that have well trained adult dogs. Cause DANG it’s a lot of work.
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    Yes thank you. I am a first time dobie owner and have done a crazy amount of research to make sure I’m doing everything right. I appreciate all the advice 😫😍. My girl is enjoying her bully stick right now in peace!!! I called her over just now and she came with it in her mouth and wiggled her...
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    Wow. I like that wolf idea/concept. Yes, I agree that maybe I have overdone it 🥴. I also will have to maybe get some higher value treats like a hotdog for cases when the bully stick chew time comes to an end. thank you so much 🙏🏽
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    Thank you. I guess I have just thought that I should be able to take anything from her without any aggressive responses. So in a way I’ve been testing whether or not she respects me enough or sees me as a leader. The thought of me doing it too much has crossed my mind. I will let her have her...
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    Thank you! I sure hope so.
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    Resource Guarding - Where Did I Go Wrong?!

    Hi all! My girl is 6 months old and just started showing signs of resource guarding. I've had her since she was 3 months and here's a little background on our training thus far: -She takes to her crate very well. She can shut off and doesn't whine anymore when she is in it. -Hand-feeding is...
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    Fear aggression? Or just the Doberman personality..?

    Hey! My dobie is 5months now and she would sometimes do that but it’s gotten much better. I agree that it’s a lack of confidence. We try to get her engaged and jump up on high surfaces (park picnic tables, play grounds when no one is around of course, benches). It helps build confidence. We also...
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    Are ears done?

    LOL! Yes. It’s a PITA for sure. I want to stop posting since I already have been for 3 months! But then again I think, we’ll if I stop now than all the work would have been for nothing. Thanks! Gonna keep up with it. She’s lost a few teeth the last few days so I see the light at the end of the...
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    Are ears done?

    Thank you! I will do just that then ☺️. Can’t wait for it to be done with! Sometimes I feel so bad bc she just hates them.
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    Are ears done?

    Thanks! The answer I didn’t want to hear 🤣 wrapping, unwrapping, cleaning is a pain! But I certainly want to make sure it’s done right.
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    Are ears done?

    Hi everyone! Here’s my girl Gin. She’s 5months and we’ve been posting pretty regularly. They stand up now for 48 hours but we don’t give them a chance to fall since we post them back up. (I had put breathe right strips just in case but they aren’t floppy at the tips) When did you all know it...

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