Quote from TN : I could tell when she got tired , I totally agree with TN on this one , every puppy is different like the others said . It is fun when we get a new pup and seen the difference between that one and the ones in the past , Like I say - they all have there own story .
Now with Mr. Business , he was wound for sound ! So different from the girls - Coco - Would you agree ?? lol I had to work with him lots shorter in time when working with him .
Right or wrong - I mixed up everything - Sit , Stay , Place , Come , and doing lead work . Like Rosemary said - It keeps things from getting boring . Personally - I worked with sit on the lead most when Kadin was little - he needed to learn to settle down some and give me my space , that he did not need to play hard every second .
I never have been a treat reward guy - To me - they were always distracted in training using them - I used high praise , with a harder rub on the head - back and would say good boy , good boy when doing it . Dobers love praise
I think its pretty cool that you get one here and ask questions as you go ! Dobermans are different and they have big feelings , we never really ever raise our voices here . One time I was watching the Daytona 500 - it was in the last few laps and the guy I was rooting for was near the front and got takin out - I jumped up and said a bad word and hit the table with my hand - lol I know , I know that was not a good thing to do . anyway I asked my wife where Kasia went - she said when you jumped up it scared her and she put her head down and went into the other room - So I had to go in there and tell it was OK , I was not yelling at her , lol with in a second , she jumped up and came back out to us , nub waging a100 mph .
Patience's is the key word when working with training or anything ! There will be days that you think what am I doing wrong ? They will never get it , then the next day - or 2 days - they , from out of nowhere do what your asking and doing it like a Pro , Did I say it takes Patience's ?
Keep the updates coming ! Enjoy reading about Dober puppies