Dobes Dobles +1
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Dogs Name: Sunking's Spock- Dobe/ Eva -HADR Rescue Dobe/ Lanah- Mini Mutt/ RIP-Lillah- ChiTerrierX
Titles: Spock CGC, PP Therapy Dog, Eva PP Therapy Dog
Dogs Age: 9/9/5
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FYI for Raw Feeders-
Coco was raw fed for 9 years of her life. I tried kibble the first year and it didn't agree with her at all. I always said if/when I got another puppy I was feeding raw from the start. I lucked out that the breeder also feeds raw and weaned the pups into it so he is a great eater already. For now hes on ground Turkey with bone, offal and tripe. I've got lots of goodies in the freezer to introduce him to in the future that is left over from Coco.
Pet Partners (Spock's registration) therapy dog requirements don't allow evaluation or registration of any pet on a raw protein diet within last 4 weeks prior. Besides raw meats, this includes pig ears, raw bones and eggs due to risk of transfer of diseases to clients.
Here is link to Pet Partner's Handler's Guide in PDF that can be downloaded, if you want to check out diet requirements yourselves (pg. 51): https://petpartners.org/wp-content/u..._1.12.2017.pdf
that might affect Dobe owners that train (or want to train) in Schutzhund protection dog training (quote from pg. 50): "Aggression
Animals that have a history of aggression toward people or other animals aren’t
eligible to participate. Examples of aggression include growling, lunging, biting
and causing seriously injury. This includes animals who have ever seriously
injured or killed another companion animal.
Animals that have been encouraged or trained to bite — even as part of dog
sports such as Schutzhund — aren’t eligible for registration. Although many
dogs that have been trained for bite-work are under very good control, they
present a risk that the Therapy Animal Program simply can’t afford to take."
Just some points to think about if you have a Dobe (like Spock) who has the temperament for Therapy Dog work....
Ten Doberman Rules
It's New? Bark At It.
Moves? Chase It.
Doesn't Move? Smell It.
Liquid? Spill and Dribble It.
Treat or Food? Wolf It Down.
Not Food? Chew It Slowly, Be Quiet & Hide From Human.
A Toy? Shred & Destroy It.
Stuffed? De-Stuff It.
Bites You Back? Wrestle It!
Last edited by spocksdad; 03-04-2019 at 01:03 PM.