10 week old pup help :) - Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums
Puppy Corner Everything Puppy related goes here

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
Lil Pup
 
DDoberman8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
Location: Australia
Dogs Name: V8
Titles: Awesome
Dogs Age: 3 months
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit DDoberman8's Gallery
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Smile 10 week old pup help :)

Hi everyone, I just recently got my doberman puppy, his 10 weeks old just want some tips on how to toilet train him!
Also how soon can I bring him out to the park for play and to have a run around
sorry I am new to this forum and don't know if I am posting in the right spot.
Thanks for your help everyone
DDoberman8 is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 02:05 AM
Alpha
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 370
Dogs Name: Tell us your dogs name

Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Wylde's Gallery
Thanks: 461
Thanked 611 Times in 251 Posts
                     
I would wait until he has had all of his shots before taking him out where other dogs are. When in doubt, ask your vet when he feels is safe to start doing that .

As for potty training... good luck !!! And go out often, especially after meals ! Other here should be able to give you great tips !

And dont be afraid to post pictures of your darling baby !! Hint hint.
Wylde is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Wylde For This Useful Post:
DDoberman8 (04-05-2012)
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 02:38 AM
Alpha
 
o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,264
Location: Seattle Washington
Dogs Name: Odin
Dogs Age: Born July 5, 2011
Gallery Pics: 10
Visit o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o's Gallery
Thanks: 3,530
Thanked 5,170 Times in 1,516 Posts
Images: 10
                     
key for potty training is to not give them an opportunity to have a accident in the house. I took Odin out every half hour and when he went outside I treated it like a party. Lots of praise, when he did have a accident I did not tell him no or yell at him or rub his nose in it. After going outside all the time and treating it like a party every time he caught on fast and was potty trained in about a week.

As for taking him out typically you want to wait until they have all their shots. I took the risk of walking Odin around without getting all of his shots because I felt that getting him socialized was really important. I took him to my local grocery store and had people that wanted to pet him pet him and this is also when I started training him the off command, not to jump on people.

Eva & "Odin" Ravensown My Way or the Highway


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o For This Useful Post:
Beaumont67 (04-05-2012), DDoberman8 (04-05-2012), KoaRad (04-05-2012)
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
Lil Pup
 
DDoberman8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
Location: Australia
Dogs Name: V8
Titles: Awesome
Dogs Age: 3 months
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit DDoberman8's Gallery
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
awesome thanks for such a fast reply and good tips!
ill upload some photos here ill take some better ones soon
also if you guys have any good tips you can tell me in raising a young doberman pup would be awesome!
Thanks so much!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Photo0538.jpg
Views:	10170
Size:	174.5 KB
ID:	16749  
DDoberman8 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 03:34 AM
Alpha
 
o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,264
Location: Seattle Washington
Dogs Name: Odin
Dogs Age: Born July 5, 2011
Gallery Pics: 10
Visit o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o's Gallery
Thanks: 3,530
Thanked 5,170 Times in 1,516 Posts
Images: 10
                     
is this your first dog? Dobermans are very intelligent, if you do not grasp that they will get bored and start unwanted behavior. They not only need physical exercise but mental as well.

Doberman do best with positive training, and thrive on someone being the leader. You need to be sure of what you are doing and training, if you are unsure they can sense that will will constantly push boundaries.

I suggest getting a trainer to help direct you in training.

Eva & "Odin" Ravensown My Way or the Highway


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
Lil Pup
 
DDoberman8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
Location: Australia
Dogs Name: V8
Titles: Awesome
Dogs Age: 3 months
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit DDoberman8's Gallery
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Yeah I'm planning to take it to some classes;
My first dog, but my dad has had heaps before,
first time having a doberman though!
I just want to get some lil' tips or hints from the pros to help me raise him right
DDoberman8 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 06:42 AM
Alpha
 
Jenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 401
Location: Australia
Dogs Name: Finley. (Bisart's Kentucky Lad) & Poppy GSD/Kelpie
Dogs Age: 19 months & 6-7months
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Jenn's Gallery
Thanks: 268
Thanked 612 Times in 224 Posts
                     
Hey from the land of oz!
Welcome to DT.
Where did you get this beaut from?
And i myself trained my dog by crate training and literally
Every 30 minutes taking them out even if they dont look like they need it
I timed it and it really helps :-D! Tiring but its worth it in the long run!
Just a thought aswell, kikopup on youtube is awesome for teaching newbies
Things like recall, just the geneal basics id recommend it iv learnt alot i was doing
Wrong!!
Good luck :-)

Jenn is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Jenn For This Useful Post:
DDoberman8 (04-05-2012)
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 08:37 AM
u mad?
 
PatchworkRobot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 6,474
Location: Texas
Dogs Name: Rhapsody's Mystery of the Spanish Chest - "Dreizehn", Gaia's Bijort - "Ruthless"
Titles: UKC CH for Dreizehn, CGC for both, CA for both
Dogs Age: Born December 2010, July 2011
Gallery Pics: 5
Visit PatchworkRobot's Gallery
Thanks: 4,845
Thanked 16,097 Times in 4,640 Posts
Images: 5
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o View Post
key for potty training is to not give them an opportunity to have a accident in the house. I took Odin out every half hour and when he went outside I treated it like a party. Lots of praise, when he did have a accident I did not tell him no or yell at him or rub his nose in it. After going outside all the time and treating it like a party every time he caught on fast and was potty trained in about a week.
This is what we did with Dreizehn, too. We had a timer set so that we never missed the 30/45 min mark to take him out.



No dog is at fault for being born into this world.
PatchworkRobot is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to PatchworkRobot For This Useful Post:
DDoberman8 (04-05-2012)
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 09:17 AM
Alpha
 
flaminscotch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,620
Location: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Dogs Name: Zack and Zuri
Titles: My babies

Gallery Pics: 4
Visit flaminscotch's Gallery
Thanks: 3,616
Thanked 2,586 Times in 1,269 Posts
Images: 4
                     
Congradulations on your first Doberman!

They really are not like any other dog.

As soon as your baby wakes up, out the door for a pee! Don't wait for 5 min as they will have an accident. Lots of praise.

You will find your dog to be highly energetic. Lots of play time outside will make him happy and give you some peace when you all come in. One walk a day with a Dobe ain't gonna cut it. As he grows, lots of offleash running will build strength and burn energy as well.

You need to be the boss. A firm, gentle hand is the key. These are very very intelligent animals.

Enjoy the puppy stage. It doesn't last long. Have lots of fun, have lots of patience and remember to give him lots of exercise.
flaminscotch is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to flaminscotch For This Useful Post:
DDoberman8 (04-05-2012)
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 09:17 AM
Alpha
 
KoaRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 625
Location: Michigan
Dogs Name: Koa
Dogs Age: DOB 9/13/10
Gallery Pics: 1
Visit KoaRad's Gallery
Thanks: 1,769
Thanked 726 Times in 389 Posts
Images: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o View Post
key for potty training is to not give them an opportunity to have a accident in the house. I took Odin out every half hour and when he went outside I treated it like a party. Lots of praise, when he did have a accident I did not tell him no or yell at him or rub his nose in it. After going outside all the time and treating it like a party every time he caught on fast and was potty trained in about a week.

As for taking him out typically you want to wait until they have all their shots. I took the risk of walking Odin around without getting all of his shots because I felt that getting him socialized was really important. I took him to my local grocery store and had people that wanted to pet him pet him and this is also when I started training him the off command, not to jump on people.
^^^ agree! They respond very very well to "oh, I did it right" and tend to shut down with negativity, so it's much easier to train "this is what you SHOULD do" as opposed to trying to teach them all the things you don't want them to do.

I also took Koa out before his shots were done, but I was VERY careful about it. No unknown dogs, avoided grassy areas where other dogs may have done their business, etc.

Here is a good thread from a couple months back on "things I wish I knew" - What do you wish you knew when you first got your pup?

They're a fabulous breed - and a challenge - welcome to DT!
KoaRad is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to KoaRad For This Useful Post:
DDoberman8 (04-05-2012)
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 02:25 PM
Alpha
 
Adara's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 9,449
Location: Sacramento, CA
Dogs Name: Flirt Dobe; Gabby Havoc and Envy - Vizslas
Titles: Flirt, OA, NAJ, NF Gabby Ch JH NA OAJ NF NJP - Havoc, GCH, JH OA OAJ , Envy CH, JH, RN, CGC, TDI
Dogs Age: 7, 11, 5, 1.5
Gallery Pics: 6
Visit Adara's Gallery
Thanks: 18,435
Thanked 24,732 Times in 7,243 Posts
Images: 6
                     
The one thing I would NOT do EVER is wait until my dog had all his/her shots before getting them out. The ideal window for socialization closes soon, very very soon. Get out, be safe but GET them out there ASAP. I would start today. Right now

Socialization

Colleen
Flirt, ADAMAS All the Girls Do It, OA, NAJ, NF, CL2-F, CL2-H
Gabby, Ch Gold Run's Token of Rumor, JH, NA, OAJ, NF, NJP, CL2,CL3-H, CL3-F Vizsla
Havoc, BISS GCh HRQ Guess Who's In Trouble, JH, OA, OAJ, CL2-H, CL2-S, CL2-F Vizsla, National AOM winner
Envy, Ch Kizmar's Bailey HotShot of Adara, Vizsla, JH, RN, CGC, TDI National AOM winner
Adara is offline  
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Adara For This Useful Post:
Beaumont67 (04-05-2012), brw1982 (04-05-2012), DDoberman8 (04-05-2012), MeadowCat (04-06-2012), o0 sHaDoWoLf 0o (04-05-2012)
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 12:00 AM
Alpha
 
Beaumont67's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 6,884
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Dogs Name: Kelly
Titles: CD Obedience & Therapy
Dogs Age: puppy
Gallery Pics: 0
Visit Beaumont67's Gallery
Thanks: 38,934
Thanked 13,511 Times in 5,341 Posts
                     
^^^^ great advice, from all.

I to take out my new pup, every 30-45 minutes.
Wake up in the middle of the night, pup taken off the bed...and we go out again (in the 1st month).
Supervise, supervise, supervise / praise, praise, praise for good job.

In the first month, our baby is held often in the house (or just playing together, on the livingroom floor), we first make her feel that the humans make her safe & happy and therefore must be the wise leaders / when she matures, us humans feel that she makes us feel safe and has even protected my wife once naturally...when our dobe was called to serve a family member, in danger from a larger dog attack.

Puppies should have mental stimulating games with toys daily:
- besides training the normal sit/stay/down easy stuff...engage in teaching fetch / tug-of-war / soft bite muzzle control.

In the first month I had pup Amy.
My training starts 5 minutes after the pup comes home, @ 8 weeks old / and I invest all the love, time & energy...in the next 4-5 months.
- ALL ABOUT BUILDING CONFIDENCE & TRUST.
I took her into many store's I could get away with entering...I carried her on my shoulder to meet and greet strangers...in the city's downtown.
Then we would go to the park, and hangout in the playground (sometimes)...meeting more parents with their children.
Then we would visit the one captive deer..a 100 yards away / Amy once kissed it (on the nose) through the chain link fence (years later), it kissed back.
- she seen 100's of adults and children, early on...before she turned 3 months old

I have never gone to a dog park, with Amy...as an adult dog, she is more than capable of handling other bad mannered dogs.
(even with dogs 2x her size)
When she was little pup, she can't protect herself...so she isn't introduced to strangers dogs / until her confidence and size will handle...the situation.
I setup my puppies, always in the win-win / 99% of her early socialization...is with the human race.

------------Kelly & (Amy - RIP @ 11.7 y/o)

Last edited by Beaumont67; 04-06-2012 at 12:04 AM.
Beaumont67 is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 12:30 AM
Alpha
 
Patches Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,919
Dogs Name: Buddy & Patches the Doxie
Titles: Buddy CGC, Patches DoxieVac
Dogs Age: Both 8 years old
Gallery Pics: 10
Visit Patches Mom's Gallery
Thanks: 2,466
Thanked 6,626 Times in 3,828 Posts
Images: 10
                     
Click here to find out how Patches Mom became a supporter
House breaking 101 :
If you take them out on about a 6 ft leash it helps keep them focused tell them go potty ,hurry up or what ever words you want to use just use the same words each time. Stand in one spot let them go all around you till they find the spot then Praise like it is the greatest thing you ever saw. If they do not go in about 20 minutes go back in and crate them or tie them to you them go back out in about 30 minutes.pups need to go out after naps,playing, eating & drinking 1st thing in the morning last thing at night depending on the age of the pup you may need to take them out at night too. Always use a pet urine enzyme to clean up all traces of urine or feces you can use a black light to find all traces. It takes about 3-6 months of contestant training to house break a pup the more accidents they have the longer it takes. Hang a bell on the door you go out you ring it until the pup gets the idea how to ring it yes sometimes they ring it to go look at a squirrel but its a phase they go though you just have to go though it with them. Do not forget to praise each time they go to reinforce the potty training. If you are consistent you will also have a pup/dog that will go potty on command comes in handy when it rains,snow, is icy, on a trip at night . People will think you are a amazing trainer too. Good Luck with your new baby.
Patches Mom is offline  
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
puppy , training

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Doberman Forum : Doberman Breed Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome