Let me start off by saying, so thrilling to see Ace in the family of his dreams. Chesa
- Let me possibly share a "sock paradigm shift
", with you.
Having owned 3 dober girls, I have come to realize their common nature...to be treated humanized.
- bringing them much joy and fulfillment
- its the power of their unique Smarts, that is fun to expand boundaries on
So current Kelly has been helping Mom, unload the clothes dryer...since 10 weeks old.
- she would pick out a clean pair of undies or socks...and walk to the master bedroom, with her Momma
- Dad taught her to debark sticks outside, and spit out foreign matter
- so around here, stuffies last for years (because all toys have names & rules of conduct)
- no risk of blockage or obstruction surgery either
- hard toys can be treated rough / soft toys are treated, with more respect
- and slippers, our shoes & dads socks...OK to mouth & carry for fun, but no wrecking them
- this added level of responsibility @ a very young puppy age, has payed off in big dividends
- they know Human stuff, is OK to borrow...but never hurt it
- our girls quickly figure out that they have few rules here / the leather section, is even their nappy bed (during daytime)
The more Rules we broke (since 1977), the easier it got...in sharing our Life together.
For Example, when Beau came out of the shower (few days ago) / Kelly stole one of my clean socks...I just laugh, and grabbed another pair // while making an exciting time over her controlled mischief.
- after yesterdays shower, Dad is sitting on the edge of the bed (starting to get dressed)...Kelly brings Dad, yesterdays sock (she hid earlier, some where) back.
- its her game, as she plays with her care givers
Baby Bunny & Dads Sock...
And Moms Shoe...all Adult personal stuff, treated with the Doberman Love.
- and a nice reminder, of the Family affection & the "big Tease" they become (to welcome our attention)
Debarking & learning to not swallow the foreign crap...was trained young.
- even a rare squeaker found out of a toy, are safe here...Dog will spit it out & leave it on the floor