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The good and the bad puppy

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by NamVetJoe, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. NamVetJoe

    NamVetJoe Notable member

    The good pee and poop OUTSIDE. The bad 6 chew toys to chose from yet he seeks out every other thing you can think of to chew.

     
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  2. jazzies mum

    jazzies mum Hot Topics Subscriber

    And it's only just started. I foresee this thread becoming a lot longer as time goes by! :rofl:
     
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  3. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    And that is the easy part. :rofl:
     
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  4. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Only 6 toys??? LOL
    Pile of toys in box Oct 22 16.JPG
     
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  5. NamVetJoe

    NamVetJoe Notable member

    well we upped it to 8 toys, only one he seems to really like is the squeaky one and of course at 6 AM
     
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  6. Rodyboy

    Rodyboy Jr Member

    I found the sqeaky and the crunchy, with the plastic bottles or paper inside, are the favorites. Dobes are aggressive chewers, anything stuffed lasts five minutes. Stay sturdy, chewy.com has some good ones. He likes this tire a lot and he just chews and chews. Nylabone is good too, it works for the tough chewing.
     

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  7. NamVetJoe

    NamVetJoe Notable member

    Thank you. He also loves to walk at my side. That would be great if he was on my left side which is where I prefer him to walk. BUT no come hell or high water he insists on walking on my right side:pullhair:
     
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  8. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Soon he’ll be weaving in front of you, laying on top of you, trying to climb your body, then comes the freight train pulling...are we having fun yet? :rofl:
     
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  9. WILD ACE

    WILD ACE Member

    maybe they are like left handed people. i have a boy that prefers to walk on my right side as well. he will be 2 here very soon and we still battle this. if he has a training collar on and we are in public he will heel to my left side. but in free walking while off leash camping or any other time he says in a heel but only on my right . come to think of it while we are running he always runs on my right too ( him running !! me on golf cart as a 3 mile run on gravel road would for sure kill me )
     
  10. Viemarangelrock

    Viemarangelrock Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Yes, the tyre is fab! It’s lived through two Dobermanns and still going strong.
     
  11. NamVetJoe

    NamVetJoe Notable member

    I did a little research as I have always heard a dog should walk on your left. Seems in the old days there were many more right-handed people walking their dog on their left. This allowed you to use your dominant hand for a weapon if need be. Today it’s the opposite if you are right-handed you want to control your dog with your dominant hand hence on your right side


    @Kais2016 With all due respect MY puppy is way ahead of the curve. He is already weaving in front of me laying on top of me and pulls like a freight train
    :rp:
     
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  12. Rodyboy

    Rodyboy Jr Member

    Is there something wrong with me? Buddy walls on my right side where I want him. I cross the lead to left hand and use tea cup hold. It is great, he hugs my right side, has to brush head against my leg. We have a problem, I stop, he stops then corrects himself. You know, you can also get on a horse from right or left.
     
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    Rodyboy Jr Member

     
  14. Rodyboy

    Rodyboy Jr Member

    Oops I. Goofed"........Meant to quote then say GREAT for the research. No need for a weapon, he's walking beside me. Ha ha. I definetly need my dominat side with him. He chose right side, ok with me. Maybe they KNOW which side is dominat. Thank you vetjoe, very informative.
     
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  15. jazzies mum

    jazzies mum Hot Topics Subscriber

    Jazz usually walks on the left on leash, I find it easier to give treats or carry something in my dominant right hand. I think she was taught to heel on the right at puppy daycare as when she was younger sometimes changing sides made for a change of mindset if she was pulling. Recently it turned out to be really good to have an ambidextrous dog when I was walking both Jazz and my friends dog, who would only walk on the left near the gutter. Jazz happily took the traffic side! :) Remember, we are leftside road rules here in Aust!

    By the way, this thread is fast becoming a favourite of mine. All those puppy stages that I have mostly forgotten! (And stages of new puppy parent too!)
     

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