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  1. LifeofRubie

    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    Moo loves donuts! And me :D
  2. LifeofRubie

    Dock Diving Thread

    It's a place for training dogs! Luckily it's inside so we can practice all year but it is a smaller pool and deck so we'll need to find some outdoor spaces next summer, too!
  3. LifeofRubie

    Dock Diving Thread

    We made slightly more progress last night after a minor set-back. Moo would NOT take that first jump! I think he usually goes down the ramp for his first dunk of class but we're trying to remove that privilege and go right into jumping. He thought about, would get up the edge, gear up, and then...
  4. LifeofRubie

    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    Today was Rubie's turn to hang out at the donut shop with me!
  5. LifeofRubie

    Submit your photos for the DCF "All Puppies" calendar contest here

    Cell phones just weren't what they are nowadays when Rubie was a puppy and I never took Horizontal pictures in anticipation of a calendar contest :( hopefully a cropped one doesn't lose too much clarity! #1. Baby Moose #2. Baby Rubie
  6. LifeofRubie

    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    Rubie's collar always swings around so her chin hairs are always illuminated :D it's quite a handy feature!!
  7. LifeofRubie

    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    Moo and I met with up with a local leader of The Hiking Dogs of Instagram IG account. They pick a date and place and people can sign up to join the hike! I took Moo because it was going to be just me with dogs and people I don't know in a place I haven't been before. Each person/dog was very...
  8. LifeofRubie

    DPCA Nationals in October...anyone going?

    I know how frustrating it is when your dog doesn't cooperate during a trial when you've practiced something ONE THOUSAND TIMES but the caption of "My heeling by myself... " made me giggle. Did you get to watch any of the conformation? A couple of dogs I know from IG and Facebook were there and...
  9. LifeofRubie

    Free Doberman

    Sounds like Rubie to a "T!"
  10. LifeofRubie

    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    Am Human, would like to buy donuts plz
  11. LifeofRubie

    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    If we're being honest, the only reason Moo and I wanted a donut shop was so that we could have donuts and coffee, respectively, while sitting outside and people watching We practiced staying outside while I went inside Just like a little kid, he had to put his nose on the window to make...
  12. LifeofRubie

    Sense of Safety

    We live in a crazy safe neighborhood (which doesn't mean I should let my guard down in anyway - sad to say) and we walk around it ALOT. We're also in our yard quite frequently and live on a corner lot so I know most people in a 3 block radius probably know where we live. I do take the dogs by...
  13. LifeofRubie

    New member!

    Welcome from Chicagoland!!!
  14. LifeofRubie

    Famous Dobermans!

    ooooooh great... I just saw that Britney Spears fiance gifted her a Doberman puppy :facepalm: "to be trained for protection." With all the attention she's been getting lately, this has me worried about a run on Dobe puppies...
  15. LifeofRubie

    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    I was in the office when I heard little Dobe yips letting me know the robot vac was stuck and in need of assistance... Rubie has very distinct borks. The GET OFF MY LAWN bark, the HEY I NEED SOMETHING bark, the WANNA PLAY? bark, etc.
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    My dog scared at haunted house

    we work on this every year with our Lab. He just needs to be re-de-sensitized a bit each season and then he's nonplused about it. Lots of positive reinforcement but without coddling; making sure we set him up for success!
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    Random Pet Photo of the Day - 2021

    I'm going down a rabbit hole of buying all these books for my nieces! How cool!!!