We have done the obedience work with him, he has trophies from in 3 areas, obedience, rally and showmanship, we do work his brain, make him work for food, stimulate him that way. We also work him outdoors, recalling, chasing, playing, fetch. The more we work him the worse his energy level gets, he feeds off of it! Even as a young puppy, he never got tired and just crashed, the more exercise he got the more hyper and naughty he got! We do not live in town, nearest town is 30 miles away, and is not dog friendly, no dog park, active dog groups, etc but he has an entire farm to run and explore and he is always outside when we are, helping with chores, etc. Having another one is not an issue, we are an animal family and one more is never an issue. I'm just hoping the ability to play like a doberman with another doberman, at all times, not just when we are available and able to interact with him. I should add too that I have physical issues that prevent me from being really physically interactive with him. I work his brain and do all the training but cannot take him for runs. Just a few added details I left out of my original post.
Given this information, I'd say a few things:
First, congrats on your dog's trophies! Sounds like you've put in a lot of work with him - way to go! I had some similar issues with one of my previous dogs...the more physical training we did, the more she needed. I realized I was actually just building up an endurance dog! I discovered what I actually needed was to teach her how to settle and be quiet...she didn't have a natural "off switch" like many dogs did. Your dog might benefit from some of that. One of the best things I do with my current dogs is scentwork - I find it to be the MOST tiring activity I can do with them, and the most rewarding for them. We do K9 Nosework competitively, but you don't have to compete to get the benefits. You can either teach it as a game you play around the house and yard, or you can do "sniffing" walks, or there are other ways to incorporate it, too. Feel free to PM me for more details, but there are actually some great new studies that show how much scentwork can actually DECREASE arousal in dogs (this is a link to one that focuses on dog reactivity, but you can extrapolate: https://wheresyoursit.wordpress.com/...og-reactivity/
). The best part is how easy it is to do scentwork even if the human has mobility limitations.
Second, I'd also highly, HIGHLY recommend the book, "Fired up, Frantic, and Freaked out!" by Laura Baugh. It has some REALLY simple exercises that are super helpful for teaching dogs self control and helping to give you that nice on/off switch. I've used it and it really works.
Third, in this circumstance, I think you might actually be in a good situation to add another dog. Would you be able to give it a test run for a couple of weeks and see how it goes? Kind of "foster" her for 2 or 3 weeks and see? It sounds like you do a lot of work and training with your current dog and maybe he would benefit from a stable playmate, assuming you can continue his training and work and also assuming the two of them mesh well as a pair.