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Featured It's a Dobie thing!

Discussion in 'Doberman Talk and Discussions' started by Gretchen_Red, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    It's all about training :)

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  2. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Agreed. But they are still more of a handful to live with.
  3. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    Working dobes are higher in drive, this is actually an advantage when it comes to training. Yes, as puppies they can be a bit more of a handful. Higher drive working prospects are not a good fit for someone who is just looking for a pet and has limited experience in training. It is up to the breeder to place there puppies with the best fit. That is why they will have a long questionnaire to help them with placing each puppy to the proper family. They don't normally let you pick your puppy.
    Buying from a working line breeder also doesn't mean that your dog will be off the chart with drive either. There may only be a few pups in a litter that are considered good working prospects.

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  4. Oh Little Oji

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    I will still stress that they are more of a pain to live with – not just in puppihood. More prone to whining, higher needs in terms of activity, more serious a challenge in terms of the vying for dominance.

    Actually, I requested the mellowest male from the litter, and the breeder did their best to determine which pup would turn out that way. His primary job is to be a good family Dobe. I like what we came away with. It's such a subjective thing, but from what I've heard from the other pup owners from this litter, mine might be somewhat more mellow than some of the others. Still has a good amount of drive, so I wouldn't want to be one of those other folks!
  5. Non
    none of my Dobies have ever done that. Thats a behavior issue which can be easily corrected.
    He is reminding you that he is the boss the pack leader. That is a behavior problem and he is only trying to get attention from you.
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  6. Gretchen_Red

    Gretchen_Red Hot Topics Subscriber

    My trainer is an accredited AKC Rally judge as well. I'm sure she's seen enough dobies to know what she's talking about. Why would I care to correct a behavior that's 1)correct 2)as Long as she doesn't sit before the down no points are deducted?

    Have you ever owned a dobie??? I've never known one that didn't nose poke and I believe it has nothing to do with being a pack leader, unless my dog wants to lead my camera and everything else she ever meets
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  7. drago's dad

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    drago loves my c-pap machine, he will run across the bed and grab my mask lol we are working at not doing that, it is a site when all those white puppy teeth come flying at your nose
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  8. drago's dad

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    drago also likes tail gate me and hit me behind the knees, he is such a goof lol, by the way he has no doubt who is alpha,,, and when she is not home it's me lol
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  9. Gretchen_Red

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    Gretchen started snorkeling in her water bowl this weekend. I thought that was hilarious.
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  10. Haha my guy and girl does a lot of this stuff. Diesel will stomp his paws on a down, suck blankets, whines like there is no tomorrow, nose pokes me, curls up in the smallest ball EVER, paw slaps when playing, has to be in the bathroom with me wether it is for a shower or simply brushing my hair, plays with his own legs, if diesel is playing with a rope toy it HAS to be in my lap. All in all he is my big goof ball and such a Doberman. Nymeria does the paw slap on down, sucks pillows, she also has a thing about putting her head between my legs and ramming up she doesn't much follow me around the house like Diesel though, she isn't a whined but she is a barker and a paw slapper and she loves to give big wet dobe kisses. Also if you stop petting her she will gently take your hand in her mouth and put it back on her. Both my guys LOVE the water....rain, not so much!
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  11. Oh Little Oji

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    @t_osullivan_89 typed "Both my guys LOVE the water...."

    This disqualifies you from participating in this thread. ;)
    [DOUBLEPOST=1429580189,1429579743][/DOUBLEPOST]Just to be clear: ;) ;) ;) ;)

    The rest of the stuff is dead nuts on!!

    I actually have made a point of making my Dobes good swimmers. Despite their wishes. :D
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  12. Mistwallows

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    I had issues with taking a shower and Joker whining as well. So I decided to leave the bathroom door open so he could come and go. First time he he just stuck his head in the shower. Ok I can live with that. The next time was the last time because he did not crawl but jumped into the shower with me. there I am naked trying to get a rather large doberman out of the shower with me lol. Yeah he was never allowed in the bathroom again while I was taking a shower lol
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  13. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Like this? :D
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  14. Oh Little Oji

    Oh Little Oji Formerly Tad Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    You know what is fun? Playing back that noise at the end over and over. :rofl:
    [DOUBLEPOST=1430941011][/DOUBLEPOST]It's weird. My first Dobe was quite a tidy drinker. Nary a drop outside the bowl most of the time. A friend had a tall, goofy rescue Dobe that was major sloppy. She always kept a towel around the bowl. I thought that was weird and unfortunate.

    My last two Dobies? Major sloppy. When Oji lifts his beak out of the bowl, water actually runs out his nose, I think.
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  15. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    LOL, our two are tidy drinkers too, but wow do I have to get a towel out when Atticus comes over. Apparently he hasn't learned to slurp it back in. ;)
    For a while when Albert was young he thought it was great fun to play with his nose in all water, but I haven't seen him do it for quite a while now.
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  16. Gretchen_Red

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    That's great video Jan! G. Just does it sporadically.
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  17. Oh Little Oji

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    This reminds me that when we still had Magnum, he would go over to a potted plant we had indoors and plant his nose in the dirt then exhale briskly, sending potting soil out onto the floor.

    So we invested in some decorative little rocks to put in there (in the pot).
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  18. Ingrid H

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    How is slapping the ground on a down command an issue? I'm not a competitive trainer at all. I'm just a dobernut who trains her own pets. Maybe it's not correct form, but it's apparently common in the breed. I trained Hans his "down" in one day when he was about 3-4 months old. I use marker training and didn't give the behavior a command until I loved what he was doing. He does it the same way to this day unless he is in a puddle or on coarse stones. If I had an issue with it, I could easily teach him a new modified behavior and give it a new name.
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  19. Gretchen_Red

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    Gretchens newest behavior is not eating unless I'm in the room! Needy much?!? Lol

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