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post #76 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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I'm sorry, I did try to keep things positive. Criticism is criticism, though, even through a smile. I get that.

I'm sorry that this happened to you with your puppies It's not what anybody wished for you. I do hope that you stay, despite the way so many of us came down on you about so many things. It isn't because we think you're an idiot...it's because we've got (or I've got) I KNOW THE ANSWER syndrome and can't keep my mouth shut sometimes.
Thank you for the apology! I to apologize for not conveying what I know & don't know about Doberman' s. Like I said I'm new to this forum thing & was only really looking for advice on ear cropping.

I to have the "I know it all sydrome" especially when I feel I'm being attacked for something I know about.
Hopefully we all can start over.
I will try to get to posting pics of my babies as soon as I get a chance to sit down at computer as I do most of this on my phone.
Sad & heart broken about Linc, he truly is a sweet dog.
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Sorry u are having to do this but better now than in a couple years and trying to separate two 80 lb dogs. Much saver for ur child too. Good luck.
Also, no one was calling u stupid. It's just really hard not to share ur knowledge when u know something is a dangerous situation. Lots of us have been there. Hard to wish someone well when u are pretty sure of the future results. We try to help.

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Sorry you had to rehome Linc but you made the best choice for everyone. Puppies tend to do much better as the only puppy anyway. I think once he's in a new home he will be able to settle in and hopefully be ok and now you guys can now devote all your attention to getting Abe trained and socialized, etc.

I think it always seems like it'll be easier to have two puppies (they can play with each other etc.) but oftentimes it just ends up being double the work if not more. I know even having two adult dogs I try to spend time with them separately as well as together. It can be exhausting.

My friend doesn't do a board and train but he does do a daycare and train along with having a private trainer that comes to his home. His 10month old GSD is the best behaved dog I have ever seen!

Would love to see pics of your baby when you're able to post them.

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Good luck with everything.

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post #80 of 81 (permalink) Old 03-19-2013, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I'm relieved now that we all have a better understanding of how strong our beliefs & passion is for this beautiful, powerful, loyal, loving, protective breed.
I think I may have found a good home for Lincoln! My friends mother in law use to raise Dobermans. So if I can get her past the part of him not having papers I think she may take him. If she can't get over it she can't have him! I honestly believe he shouldn't breed with his temperament now. Even though he can turn around he still came out breech, was the last pup out of 10, with a mother that rejected him. Just my opinion.

Now to get back to the ear cropping. I still have a few questions/concerns. To me Abe seems like he's really uncomfortable with this whole thing. It's been a week & he's still running around shaking, rubbing, scratching his ears on everything trying to get the cup off his head. He tries to seclude himself away from us by going into my bedroom hiding in a corner or my laundry basket. He will go back in fourth between laying at his food dish or under the kitchen table. When we get him to come out & play it only last so long then hes back going crazy from his ears, then runs & hides. He gives us such a problem with cleaning his ears that we have to muzzle him. I'm firm with him when correcting him for growling at me & trying to get away but he's not having it. I think this whole thing has given him a complex. Haha. Have anyone ever had such a problem? If so what did you do to make it easier? I feel so bad I just want to take the cup off his head! This is how the vet told me to clean them.. put the antibiotic ointment on, leave on for 30 min to help losen scabs, then take a 50/50 solution of peroxide & water with a gauze pad soak on his ears so they come off easier & apply more ointment once a day till healed co.e back in 10 ten to get stitches out. Is that the best & easiest way to do it? Can't wait for this to be over!

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Sorry about your boy lincoln. He'll be alright as will you and abe. Good luck in your endeavors.

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