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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2020, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Adopted An 11 Month Old Female!

Hello everyone! 3 weeks ago my girlfriend and I adopted an 11 month old female dobe from a woman who couldn't handle her anymore because she had a stroke & thus could no longer take care of her. The woman had a shock collar on her and from what I had personally seen, she would shock the dog even when the dog was just being playful. She was totally irresponsible and it disgusted me. Anyway, we took her home and she has been GREAT for the most part. She is not food aggressive, will let you put your hand in the bowl and what not. She knows sit, lay, stay, come, paw etc. We left her in a crate for 2 hours 3 days after we got her and she was good. The next day I tested 3 hours (setup a petcam) and she was content. Mind you, I exercise her physically and mentally daily. A few days later, I went to Best Buy for 45 minutes and she escaped from the crate and got stuck in the blinds lol. I opened the bedroom door and saw the helpless look in her eyes. I had to cut her out of the blinds with my pocket knife. She was very good in the crate in the beginning, I'm unsure what happened. Now when I put her in the crate (in which I say "Go to bed") she'll willing go in, then about 10 seconds later, she will start to bark non-stop even with being able to see me. I don't know how this happened. Could it be a form of separation anxiety or something? When ever she goes into her crate, I give her a frozen Kong treat. I also have other toys of hers in there and one of those dog tempurpedic beds, as well as one of my T-shirts. She just started doing this 2 days ago. When she DOES stop barking and finally gives up, I praise her and give her one training treat. She is truly a good dog and loves to learn but this new behavior is baffling me. I've owned this breed and always got them as a puppy not at almost a year old so any and all tips would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

I also cant figure out how to add photos saved to my PC to show everyone this beauty!
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She's only been with you 3 weeks, and add to that probable Doberteens at 11 months. She is still settling in as well as probably testing boundaries. Be calm, firm and fair.
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Congratulations on being a new dobe owner. I'm glad you rescued her; sounds like she had a rough start in life.

I'm not sure where to start with the crate thing—you may need to start over with crate training and treat her as if she's never been in one.

This link gives the basics of crate training:
https://paws4udogs.wordpress.com/201...-training-101/



I think too, though, that you might be seeing something that is pretty common—a lot of dogs that are freshly adopted tend to be a bit more cautious in a new environment—as they get used to you over the next few weeks, more of their true personality starts to show up. And you start to see any behavioral difficulties they may have come with.

So don't let your guard down because she seemed to be well-mannered up to this point. She's likely just coming into her own. Start on the right foot by being careful to keep her safe and out of trouble when you're not around, and establish your ground rules now—there'll be plenty of time for you to figure out where you want to bend those rules as you guys get to know each other better.



It's usually easiest to use an online photo-host to post pictures here—This link might help you out:

https://www.dobermantalk.com/new-mem...ng-flickr.html

Looking forward to seeing some pics of your baby.
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I agree with what they all said. She may be getting more comfortable around you so some not good behaviors are coming out. I also think she really likes her new owners (not so much shocking with shock collar) and could now be having separation anxiety. I would start over with the crate training. And be consistent!!!
You did not say how she escaped. Did she unlock it?
Can’t wait to see her pics. Would be funny to see the escape video 😆😆
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Here are some photos of her, including stuck in the blinds haha







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Looks like you're using Flickr, but you used the wrong code to post them here.

Copy over the BB code for each picture and they will display here.
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Pictures of the babes

[IMG]Cora 1 by Mike Gee, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cora 2 by Mike Gee, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cora 3 by Mike Gee, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cora 4 by Mike Gee, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Oh dear, poor baby in the blinds. My cat has done that before, but I guess the bedroom window most at risk is too high for the dogs.

The worst we've had was the screen door Capri blew through one day. It never was quite the same afterwards, even with its frame straightened and the screen replaced.
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Oh, that sweet little baby! And that picture in the blinds- so cute and funny!! I have no new advice, just patience and love. Talk to her and tell her you’ll be back soon. She won’t understand now, but she’ll learn. We are happy to have you and pretty little Cora.
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