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Hello. I am new to the Doberman world. I have a 11 week old Doberman devil pup. I have had him for a month now and I am in need of some advise. I have experience as a trainer and have managed to get him to sit, stay, give me his paw, wait at the door for approval to come inside the house, he is also crate trained and goes outside when told to do so. He is one of the most intelligent dogs I have ever had the pleaseure of working with, BUT I am having a hard time getting him to not potty in the house. He won't poop inside, just pee and he barks at EVERYTHING....He will actually bark at the tree outside for not moving out of his way! Any suggestions?
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first remember, 11 weeks is a baby! and these are stubborn dogs. Where did you get him from?
be patient and consistent, don't get carried away trying to make him into a trial ready dog before 6 months of age.
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Hi, welcome from Chicago ! Has he been checked for a UTI, he may be going inside because of an infection. As far as barking at everything, my girl did that a lot when she was little. I think they are afraid and are trying to sound big and tough. I just kept telling her quiet & it's ok and she finally stopped. Now she will still jump out of her skin if a big truck roars by, but she doesn't bark. lol
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first remember, 11 weeks is a baby! and these are stubborn dogs. Where did you get him from?
be patient and consistent, don't get carried away trying to make him into a trial ready dog before 6 months of age.
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I got him from my moms friend who had puppies in the high desert. I don't have alot of experience with Dobermans and I am worried that if I don't get him well trained he'll turn my kids into chew toys. I have a 1 month old, 3 year old and a 10 year old. The older one I am not worried about, but my 3 year old loves to get on the floor and play...but Grimm jumps all over her and bites her. He also gets excited and will be chewing on something and then all of a sudden re direct his bite to your foot or toe...And he barks at the baby bouncer.
I raise Boston Terriers, so I should be used to it, but I guess I am a little apprehensive because of the breed?
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My girl is wonderful with my two kids. They are 4 and 1 1/2 and she is now 9 months. Just keep redirecting the puppy to a toy of some kind when he bites. Also I would maybe suggest keeping your daughter from laying on the floor and playing as maybe this is getting him all riled up. If my girl ,when she was a pup, nipped any of us we would either hand her a toy, or turn and walk away. By the way, welcome to DT!

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Welcome from Tucson, AZ. The best thing I can recommend is redirection. I have had a few mouthy pups and foster dogs, when they get too excited and mouthy, we rediect them to a toy for chewing. When that doesn't work we give them a "cool down" session in their crate with a few chew toys. They learned pretty quick toys are for chewing, and chewing on legs gets you put in time out...funny same thing for my kids, color on the paper and everything is cool, color on my freshly painted walls and you end up in time out LMAO.
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