Join Date: Nov 2013
Dogs Name: Bruno Salvatore
Dogs Age: 2
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Dobe from Seattle WA
Hi everyone at DT!
My dobe is a great red/rust 2yr old male. My wife had a German Shepard growing up but I never had any dogs and this would be my first. My Aunt had a doberman that I played Frisbee with growing up and always liked that interaction. When we went to get Bruno, I knew nothing about dobes or much about having dogs. All my friends told me *NOT* to get a doberman for my first dog. I am sure glad I didnt listen to them!!
We picked Bruno up from a family that had a litter near the Canadian Border, we had to choose from about 8 dobes. Bruno was 3 months old and stood head and shoulders above the rest of the litter - which I thought was odd but my wife chose him as he was the one that would hug/nuzzle with her the most! Little did I know what I was in for!!
Typically, I take Bruno for 4-5 mile journey daily or at least every other day. And people in the neighborhood know his name and all the kids around adore him. Happy to have him for the last 2 yrs, but he is a handful! I joined this forum to learn how to break some of his bad habits... Hopefully its not too late now that he just turned 2?? Also, I would like to learn to train him a little more. He knows the basic stuff; sit, stay, lay, speak, leave, but still working on drop and would like to learn some more.
In the past 2 years I have learned a ton and watched Bruno do things I never thought a dog would do. For example, when he was about 6 month old I came home and he peeled (split the peel down the middle) and eaten a banana. And he regularly pushes our refrigerator door water button with his nose when he wants water!!