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whats up yall. well someone told me about this site so i thought id check it out. its pretty cool. i love dobermans and am suffering right now because i cant have one!!! i live in japan and am in the military, dogs are not allowed in on base housing but in 11 months i will be getting one! so if you know any good breeders in the toledo, ohio area let me know!!
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Hey there 06gs. Where are you stationed? We're at Kadena :-)
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I'm close to toledo but haven't had to deal with looking for breeders for a while so I can't help you much but yay for chosing a dobe You may have to travel to get one from a great breeder but tis worth it.

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no actually im in misawa, it sucks up here! yeah joce i wouldnt mind traveling to get the dog, just as long as its comming home with me and does poop in my brand new car!!! lol
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Hubby and I were just talking about maybe trying for Misawa when we left here. Maybe try Japan in a climate other than tropical :-)
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well i hope you like snow! we get a average of 240 inch a year. if you like to live the country side i guess it would be alright for you. i grew up in the city dont really like the country side thing pretty boring to me. oh it rains a ton here too!
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there's a dobe kennel club in Toledo. check it out. It's a reaslly nice kennel club . It might be in Maumee. but thats close.
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yeah actually maumee is right across the street from where i lived, my parents live on the boarder of maumee and toledo, my girlfriend went to maumee i went to toledo schools. lol
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Hello and Welcome! I am in Geauga County (Chardon to be exact) so not too far from Toledo.

I'd check out Ann's suggestion with the dobie club, I'm sure you'll meet some good dobie people there.
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awsome thanx guys one last question though! i've never trained a dog nor owned one. my family had dogs when i was growing up but they were never actually mine. well my question is what are some resources i can get on how to train the dobe. like the sit,stay, all that common stuff plus a little extra
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With that in mind 06gs, it would benifit you greatly to do some major research in the breed before hand, although clearly you are here, so that is a start

Dobermans can be high energy dogs, they are velcroed to their owners nearly all the time. As a first dog, I am very iffy that a doberman is an ideal choice. They are not an easy dog to own. Dobies require work and time everyday. They are not your basic "porch dog", they are active, and if not properly trained and socialized (hey didn't I just get through saying all this, daja vu!) they can be a liability to own. If you have a busy schedule, they are probably not the breed for you. In addition, they are sadly blacklisted by many insurance companies, so there can be troubles there just with your home insurance, goodness knows I can relate to that.

They are also prone to some serious health issues, and that is worth checking out in itself. http://www.dpca.org/gendisease.html

I'm not saying all this to down Dobermans, it's just fair to say they aren't for everybody, or even most people. And with the commitment involved, it's worth it to know what you are getting into, especially even considering one as a first dog.

May I ask what attracted you to picking a doberman as a breed of choice?

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Hi and Welcome!!

I'm a first time Doberman owner and I couldn't have picked a better breed IMO. Bruno is also my first dog (other then growing up). But like Lexus said they take alot of time and dedication. I'm a stay at home mom so Bruno is ALWAYS with someone. Rarely, if at all left at home. He's always in the van no matter where we go He thinks he's a 54lb lap dog haha.

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Hello and welcome to the forum!! Misawa!!!! I love Misawa!!! We lived in Misawa AFB from 1972-new years day 1974 and then again from 1984 to Dec 31 1987.. I love it there every minute to each and every day!! My Hubby worked up on the HILL!! Security! Hush Hush stuff!!
I hate snow but I love Misawa..Now I am confused.. we lived on base and we had a dog! has things changed??? Our next door neighbor had AKita's. Oh how I miss Misawa!! I could go on and on for hours!!! we had a favorite place to eat call Kishiro's. Best food on planet EARTH!!
Well enough about Japan!!
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Hello and welcome to the forum!! Misawa!!!! I love Misawa!!! We lived in Misawa AFB from 1972-new years day 1974 and then again from 1984 to Dec 31 1987.. I love it there every minute to each and every day!! My Hubby worked up on the HILL!! Security! Hush Hush stuff!!
I hate snow but I love Misawa..Now I am confused.. we lived on base and we had a dog! has things changed??? Our next door neighbor had AKita's. Oh how I miss Misawa!! I could go on and on for hours!!! we had a favorite place to eat call Kishiro's. Best food on planet EARTH!!
Well enough about Japan!!
Well again to the forum
I am sure you will find it fun!!!
Ha! How did I know you were going to react like this???

I know that back in the late 80's/early 90's Kadena built several high rise apartment buildings for junior rank housing - unforunately pets aren't allowed in the apartments. I wonder if that is the kind of housing 06gs is in....
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Hi and welcome to the forum from myself and the ---->>>>>>>


I am totally with Lexus on this, please study the breed closely before deciding and be prepared to "put in the time if you're gonna commit the crime" and if you do then you will be rewarded with THE best dog in the world.It is totally imperative to take these dogs to a training class,because of their reputation they have to be better behaved than your average Labrador,Poodle,etc.
It's not really a crime to own a dobe, it's hard work but so rewarding and above all itsFUN ,FUN ,FUN!!!
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With that in mind 06gs, it would benifit you greatly to do some major research in the breed before hand, although clearly you are here, so that is a start

Dobermans can be high energy dogs, they are velcroed to their owners nearly all the time. As a first dog, I am very iffy that a doberman is an ideal choice. They are not an easy dog to own. Dobies require work and time everyday. They are not your basic "porch dog", they are active, and if not properly trained and socialized (hey didn't I just get through saying all this, daja vu!) they can be a liability to own. If you have a busy schedule, they are probably not the breed for you. In addition, they are sadly blacklisted by many insurance companies, so there can be troubles there just with your home insurance, goodness knows I can relate to that.

They are also prone to some serious health issues, and that is worth checking out in itself. http://www.dpca.org/gendisease.html

I'm not saying all this to down Dobermans, it's just fair to say they aren't for everybody, or even most people. And with the commitment involved, it's worth it to know what you are getting into, especially even considering one as a first dog.

May I ask what attracted you to picking a doberman as a breed of choice?
i understand about the dog, my ex girlfriend had two of them. i pretty much lived with her so i know what kind of dog they are. i love dobermans. but thanks for the info anyway. but my question was where can i get some good training resources like maybe you guys know a good book or something
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I have the two following books:

How To Train Your Doberman Pinscher
by Liz Palika

The Doberman Pinscher (Brains and Beauty)
by Rod Humphries and Joanna Walker

I have learned a lot and continue to learn from these books and ofcourse this forum is the BEST place to come and ask questions.

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Definetely "Don't Shoot the dog" , "The Other End of the Leash" , and (my favorite) "Culture Clash".

They aren't doberman books, but they are excellant sources of information and training techniques.
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I think the best kind of training resource to find is to find a good training school or club. Books are great in learning how to train your dog, but a good Obedience class will teach you how to train your dog. About 70% of these classes is about the owners and how we contribute to a dogs behavior. Once we, as owners, learn what to do and what not to do, we can better train our dogs.

I recommend actual training classes and supplement these with training books. We, as owners, contribute to our dogs behavior without even realizing it.



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Hi and welcome to the site

as mentioned above always find out the MOST you can on the breed before buying. they are a fantastic breed with the right owner
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Thosse books will start you. and I agree to find a good training school. They might have one in the Toledo dobe club. They put on a working and apptitude test at the Lima shows a couple years ago. Thats how I went with my first Dobe.
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