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Zeke is home!!!!

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by dogsbestfriend, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    He's home and he seems to be doing pretty good. Chewing away on his bully stick. Shakes his head now and then but not hard. I'm sure things are tender and feel very different than they did just a few hours ago. Mentioned the head shaking to the vet and they said try to discourage him from shakking but that's almost impossible. Keeping an eye on things and keeping my fingers crossed he continues to do good. From what I can tell I am very happy with the crop. Here is a before and after picture.

     

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  2. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    Aww what a sweet face and he has a Christmas blankie too?

    If he’s shaking his head too much, try taking him outside to distract him.
     
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  3. Ddski5

    Ddski5 Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    If he starts shaking his head and he will.... redirect his attention with a favorite chew toy or take for a walk- play a new game, hide/seek in house, etc.....
     
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  4. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    Yes he does LOL
     
  5. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    My cats love to play hide and seek but Zeke isn't interested in playing:( Any ideas how to get him interested?
     
  6. Oh Little Oji

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

    Hmm. Sometimes it takes some time to learn what most motivates your individual Dobe. If he doesn't want to play, can you play a game that involves a yummy treat? Really, I find the offering of a walk to be one of the most loved things to a Dobe; and it's a fantastic way to get their attention off some undesirable thing and onto – well – EVERYTHING as they go on Dobie alert outdoors.
     
  7. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    That is the best after crop setup I’ve seen yet! Have you seen some of the tape jobs other members come home with?! Good call on switching cropping vets. The crop looks great too.

    He’s adorable!
     
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  8. Ddski5

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    If I had to do it over again? I would not have allowed Ragnar to play with our three cats. As he grew bigger and bigger (tripled in size 5-7months), his prey drive also grew and he is just too big and powerful to play with the cats. Ragnar has ZERO finesse. Goofy, clumsy and no slow/calm mode. He is all bull. His jumping Doberman pounce has injured two of our cats and he does not mean to- he is just trying to play, just too powerful and strong.

    Some members Dobermans acclimated well with their feline friends, that would be great if you could train it. Just watch out what you wish for.
     
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  9. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    Thank you. I am extremely pleased and very happy with my decision to change. He is happy and playing and eating.
     
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  10. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    I totally understand. No playing going on here because the cats aren't interested but he will not hesitate to try and chase them if they are nearby. Fortunately I keep him on a leash when in the house so there is not much chasing going on.
     
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  11. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Notable member

    awwwww that face! He had some big ole ears to work with, wow! Looks like they did a good job!
     
  12. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    OMG tried putting his antibiotic ointment on his ears with the help of my husband and Zeke was having no part of it. Thrashing and yelping like a crazy dog while I tried to put the ointment on making sure not to touch his ouchy. Here you can see him laying on his ears. You would think laying on them would hurt more. Any ideas on how to get the ointment on?

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  13. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    Did the vet recommend putting the ointment on? Or is this something you are doing on your own. From what I’ve read ointment should not be used.
     
  14. Oh Little Oji

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    I have heard on here that antibiotic ointment is not to be used, as it causes the skin to heal too quickly and can lead to bunching. Do I have that correct, folks?

    Laying on the ears bent down: A peeve of mine!
     
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  15. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    They look great and I love the way your vet sent him home.
     
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  16. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    That is what I’ve read about ointment but when I picked up Shadow from the breeder she did put ointment on the bell part but that was after the stitches were out.
     
  17. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    The ointment was from the vet. When he lays on his ear his ear is not bent.
     
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  18. dogsbestfriend

    dogsbestfriend New Member

    OMG!!!! It is pouring cats and dogs. How on earth am I to keep his ears dry? There is no way.
     
  19. My2Girls

    My2Girls Notable member

    Do you have a showercap and a large golf umbrella?
     
  20. Ddski5

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    Tie the leash to your belt buckle and hold two umbrellas.

    In his earlier years, Ragnar really disliked rain so I set up a canopy tent outside the back door.
     
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