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    Just after some training advice

    Hi Ukesox, Thanks ever so much for your insight and all the detail about your Dobies. I hadn’t really realised how long this breed stay puppyish - she is still very boisterous and gets physically wound up and excited easily. She still does the almost frantic chewing of chew toys that puppies do...
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    Just after some training advice

    Two Dobes, you are SO kind but we are only patching up a situation that shouldn’t have happened. :( If I was more experienced with Dobies like you lot I might have done a better job from the start. BUT I have been reading past threads like an addict the last few months and got a lot of...
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    Just after some training advice

    Firestar Dobe, loved your horse talk! We live in the middle of farms and forestry and some of the local guys still use Belgian drafts for logging on steep slopes / inaccessible areas - they are so neat-footed and sensible, I watched a demo at a show last summer. You lucky devil to have had one...
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    Hi Kaiser2016, thanks ever so much for the feedback re shoes, kids and sheep. Yes, the feral dog is a good partner as - like all truly feral-bred dogs - she has brilliant social skills and body language with other dogs. Genetic selection in the original sense, if you are anti-social you don’t...
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    Just after some training advice

    The horse says, ‘There is always enough to share’...
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    Just after some training advice

    That is really really helpful training - I will get on with the ‘Leave it’ exercise from today. A lot of the manners and long stay exercises you mention we have to do for the KC awards so that fits in really well, too, and won’t surprise her. The other two younger dogs are doing obedience and KC...
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    Just after some training advice

    Thank you for your welcome and advice, Firestar Dobe - really helpful to hear from a trainer as well as a Doberman owner :) I hear your warning about keeping a sharp eye on any interaction with kids even if she does improve and yes, she is physically becoming very powerful although she doesn’t...
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    Just after some training advice

    Sorry - *uncropped, undocked*
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    Just after some training advice

    Hi, I am new to Dobermans and the website and wondering if anyone could give some general training advice. I am in the UK and have a slightly odd situation where I have been looking after a neighbour’s Doberman for the last ten months - at first the owner and the bitch pup were both living with...

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