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06-22-2013 09:32 PM
sandy2233 Em has my routines down to a T. If I get cleaned up, she's folowing me around. And if I go to the refrigerator, she goes and gets in her crate w/o being told to. Used to, when cuddles was still alive, if I put Cuddles in the crate, M went and got in hers too. She can be sound asleep on the bed in the evening and if I pick up my shoes to put them on, she's off the bed ready to go out. Bridgette Carlson told me that Emily has ME trained quite well! LOL!
06-22-2013 08:59 PM
jrh03 Well, it will be a bit before the Dobe gets here to start learning the routine around here, but I expect it. It will be interesting to see. If the boxer can learn it, the dobe certainly will.

The boxer gets fed twice a day at 5:30. If its 5:40 and the foods not down yet, she'll be sure to remind you.

The funniest thing though is that when she sees me put shoes on, especially on a weekday morning she automatically walks into her kennel.
03-07-2012 04:56 PM
dancingstarr Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?
She completely knows. There is hell to pay if I stray from our daily routine.

Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?

I work at home a good portion of the time; so no, I don't think Lily automatically knows which are work days and which aren't.

By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)

Absolutely! Any change can generate a little panic, even an unintentionally slammed door.

How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)

It depends on the situation. For example (shhh...please don't tell) Lily LOVES visitors. She'll invite them in and show them around the place. If it's something like my leaving at a time she isn't used to, like going out for the evening, I can find her nearly lying on top of the front door when I get home.

Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?

Whatever it is, it must be investigated and checked out thoroughly. (Sigh.)
01-16-2012 12:56 AM
DogsR4Life Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?

Yes, when he hears the alarm, he knows im up to let him out to pee

Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?

Yes, non work days he will whine and stare at me knowing that there is an extra long walk and playtime ahead of him. On work days he is very calm, and will give me those big puppy eyes.

By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)

Yes, I live in a basement apartment of a large house, so when the family upstairs is walking around and talking, he is OK. He can tell the difference of a family members footsteps to a new friend he has not met, or if there is too much running around.

How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)

He will bark, and MUST see what is going on, or he will whine and look at me

Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?

Yes. But he only reacts if a person is trying to get into the yard or over the fence. Anyone can do anything and make any sound around the house or property and he will not bat an eye.
07-07-2011 06:13 AM
Dakotadobe
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[*]Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?[/LIST]
Most definitely she does! I can think of two examples from the past 2 weeks just off the top. Two weeks ago there was a square hay bale with a tangled bunch of baler twine on top, sitting beside the gate to the horse paddock. Normally they get round bales. Dakota was barking out the window and going nuts, the way she does when a strange car comes down the lane only there was no one there! I let her outside and proceeded to watch out the window as she approached the bale, barking and growling...after a few minues finally going right in for a sniff, then looking around as if to say, "it's ok guys, I got this! Crisis averted!"

I have a vegetable "garden" of sorts with everthing potted into a jumble of containers. I moved the squash buckets the other day about 10 feet, next to the fence so they can start climbing. Dakota noticed the change right away and barked at the squash the same way she did at the hay bale, little nut! It amazes me how observant she is in that way, more observant than I am on a regular basis I have to say!
06-24-2011 06:54 PM
Jhagman Dex is used to seeing me wear a distinctive pair of sneakers on my treadmill. One day, I couldn't find them, and he came downstairs and parked right by me as usual, then stared at my bare feet.

Next thing I know, he's dropping my distinctive sneakers down the steps at me. He knew they were outside and went to retrieve them for me!
03-15-2011 01:14 AM
DocWriter
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How do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits? I know Hugo reads my face. He watches me all the time. Since I've taught him some Sign, I think he pays a little more attention that most dogs.

Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you? I'm sure he would, but I work from home, so a weekday is no different than a weekend.

By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)
How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)
We are not very 'routine' people, but we ARE relatively quiet. Hugo does NOT like loud noises - they make him 'pace'. Hugo does not like strange men coming to our door, either. Even ones he's seen several times, will make him pace around after they're gone.

Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there? Hugo is still learning that what happens outside is of little interest to me. We have lots of foot traffic around our place, and the talking which goes with it... Hugo often 'sounds the alarm' if roused from a sleep, but generally speaking, he's doing very well and ignoring more and more of it
10-31-2010 01:58 PM
DobermanDobbie Dobbie knows my moods. He knows if I am happy, sad, or angry. I remember one time, I cried because of a silly fight with someone (it's all fixed now). Dobbie saw me crying and cried too. That of course made another tear in my eye; but it was a tear for feeling so special. Dobbie is indeed my bestfriend.
10-27-2010 06:40 AM
sammers26 Jake is really observant of our work routine which kind of shocked me. When we got Jake, a year ago this November, my husband was not working and got to spend every day with him. He did pick up on my work schedule and when I would be home, however where shocked when my husband went back to work in August. Jake quickly picked up an his work schedule. We currently work opposite schedules but if my husband is 10 minutes late Jake will promptly wake me up! Jake also wakes us every morning shortly before my alarm. Jake is able to tell the difference between work days and weekends, he even knows when my step daughter is to come over, every other weekend, he gets very excited Friday night and won't settle she walks through the door!!! it has shocked how easily he had picked up on this considering he was only a year old by the time my husband went back to work.
09-27-2010 12:17 PM
Designer Doberman Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits? Our Nelson has made the routine and is very much in tune to it. He gets up every morning at the same time and will vomit if not fed by a certain time. He knows we go for a walk everyday at 7pm and if your late he will wait by the stairs until you are ready to go. At 9pm everynight he will sit right in front of you signalling that he wants you to sit on the floor so he can cuddle in.

Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you? NO. Same routine times no matter what. The only difference for him is crate or not crate to sleep in.

By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc) He will bug you until you do the routine.

How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc) Anything different he will either investigate or go hide in his crate.

Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there? Nelson knows where everything is suppose to be. Yesterday, our neighbour was in the backyard with a hat on and he instantly began barking at him even though he has seen him quite a few times without a hat on. Once he removed his hat, Nelson was good to go back to playin with his wooba.
09-26-2010 07:01 PM
BriannShell This is my first Doberman and I've never had a breed that is more observant and tuned in to me and what I'm doing.
05-03-2010 04:19 PM
jezmund05 Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?
Yes! Mason knows all my normal routines and actions. When I'm in the bathroom getting ready for work or going out he whines because he knows I'm leaving. Anytime he sees me putting on my coat or hears me grab my keys he gets all concerned that I'm going to leave him.
Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?
Yes! On weekdays he sleeps in my room until my alarm goes off at 6:45. On weekends he gets up around 8 or so (I like to sleep in and go into the livingroom until I get up. Not sure what he's doing in there, I think he just gets bored and wants a change of scenery.
By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)
mmm...not really. He pretty much reacts the same no matter what I do. He wants to know where I am, what I'm doing, where I'm going and any other business of mine he can figure out.
How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)
Yes! All of the above. I think it's hysterical when he catches my reflection in a window at night and gets all tough!
Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?
Yes! He has to go check out everything that wasn't there before. I've even caught him checking out the flowering trees when the blossoms open up.
04-16-2010 09:16 AM
Kindghost Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?

oh yeah my zeus can tell exactly what i plan to do. every morning i get up and right after i get out of the shower he knows its time to eat! he knows when i just feel like relaxing and he knows when i feel like taking him for a walk. after i eat supper he will go wait in the kitchen cuz he knows he gets to eat shortly after me.

Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?

Most def. he knows if he doesn't hear my alarm go off by the time the sun comes up that i'm gonna stay home and play with him sometimes he will let me sleep in a couple hours but most of the time he gets me up cuz he wants to eat. he just waits patiently while i watch tv and drink my coffee til the dew dries up a lil and then its PARK TIME!!

How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)

i live in an apartment and he can recognize my neighbors, but if they have a visitor and he doesn't know them he will bark at them. he also barks at the birds that land on my patio if if someone drops something from above me (i'm on first floor) then he goes nuts....he doesn't like that for some reason...lol

zeus is the best dog i've ever had....he is soo awesome. i've had labs, beagles, cocker spaniels, golden retrievers, and some muts. he is by far the most loving and funniest dog in the world!!
01-20-2010 03:54 PM
Herb2relax My girl Kyrah is 7 months old.

Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you? Actually she does seem to know the difference between the two. She doesnt really act different but over the holidays when I left her home as she had been spayed instead of taking her to work only for two days then we were home for 4 believe me the day the routine was the same and my daughter was up getting ready for school she would not leave my side and was determined she was coming to work with me. It was too cute!

By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc) Not sure we always go in and out of two doors but she is usually sitting there waiting for me if I go out one without her.

How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc) If there is a loud noise like someone dropped something in the kitchen she will normally investigate cautiously. She is by no means tough not yet anyway. She will usually stand behind my two terriers LOL

Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?
Just found this one out today while out for a walk which we do alot there were some work trucks parked on the side of the road and she stopped short before we were even to them and then walked along sniffing alot. There were no guys outside the trucks so she noticed them as different objects I guess. Then as we passed two guys were sitting in the truck and surprisingly she didnt bark.
01-14-2010 07:29 PM
von Cosack Dobermann I AM my dogs KEY, it's always been that way. von Cosack Dobermann
01-12-2010 03:08 PM
Darkevs Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? YESHow well do they observe you and react to your habits? They sometimes remind ME that I forgot to do something!
Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day?Yes, they always know that when it rains it means RAIN DELAY day! Do they act or behave differently to you? YES they do know rain delay means sitting around the wood stove kickin' back!
By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine?YES (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)
How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home?They check it out. (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)
Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? YESHow do they react to things not supposed to be there?
They bark, stiff leg it up to the 'intruder', them pee on it, strutt and walk away!
11-28-2009 04:13 PM
csmith4242
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Originally Posted by Kratty View Post
Topic - How observant is your Doberman to YOUR routines?
  • Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?
  • Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?
  • By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)
  • How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)
  • Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?
Yes to all
04-08-2009 02:01 PM
Dobertex Two of many examples

With my last doberman I couldn't even pull out a suitcase without her starting to cry. If she wasn't going with me I had to hid getting ready to go out of town. If she was going I had to go ahead and put her in the car a full 30 minutes before I left (of course running with A/C) so she would calm down and know she was going.

IF I walk into the living room with my tennis shoes on she runs to her leash.
02-28-2009 05:55 PM
jamalucy Topic - How observant is your Doberman to YOUR routines?
Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits? Nick is learning our routine well. He knows that if he is hungry to go to his crate and he gets a snack. This of course is because he is still quite thin and we are trying to fatten him up.
Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you? Since Nick is still new to us, he is still learning the routine.
By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)
How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc) Nick will either investigate or act tough. This depends on wht is causing the confusion.
Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there? Nick hasnt learned this too well just yet but we have a foster basset that is in a different fenced area and Nick growled at him when they first met. I think Nick knows he is new and Nick is trying to maintain his dominance when i allow.
08-31-2008 10:08 PM
lolonurse * Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?
They do not allow us to sleep or remain in bed past our usual times. They do certain things at certain times of the day, and if we are a minute off, they tell us. Oddly, when it is getting toward daylight savings time changes, they adjust immediately. Their powers of observation and deduction/problem solving are uncanny. They know my wardrobe and shoes, and which ones mean I am going somewhere. As soon as I pick out certain clothes, they start getting excited that they might be going somewhere. They know my pocketbooks, and they know I usually don't use the hair dryer unless I am doing something special. If I pick up a pile of laundry, they head for the garage door. As soon as I even think about cleaning the kitty litter, it seems they ALL know it, and want to help. I could go on and on. The most amazing thing is that they know when it is Thursday, "garbage day" - the biggest holiday of the week. They love those trucks.

* Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?
When I worked, they certainly did. On weekdays, I could shower, get dressed, and leave with not a sign of an issue. On weekends, they knew I would stay home, and play in the mornings. I'm sure they read my body language, and the timing of things. Now that I don't work anymore, they realize that all days are fair game! Oddly, when I do have a meeting or appointment, they don't make a fuss. Very intuitive.

* By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)
They are pretty OK with changes in routine - they like a little shake-up. And we use a lot of tools, and do a lot of projects... but they certainly are aware of these things. They get excited when a big thing happens, like the cutting down of our huge old tree that was dying - it fascinated them to see all those guys in a tree. They make friends with contractors, and Alex truly believed he was the project supervisor - he loved construction stuff!

* How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)
They bark, investigate, race back and forth along the fences, make sure we know, watch carefully, then take a nap.

* Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?
Oh yeah . . . they do not approve of birds, and chase them away from the yard : ( . . . . and also bunnies and weasels and squirrels. They have no right to be in our yard. They also really do not like when people park across the street from our house (we live on a private road, which they think is only for us). And, as far as they are concerned, bicycles, scooters and skateboards are evil. Oh, and they REALLY get peeved when the cable guy climbs the poles outside our fence. That is NOT OK!!
07-17-2008 12:12 AM
melbrod My boy knows I'm getting ready to take him on a walkie before I know!
07-16-2008 10:37 PM
Quita Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?

Risa knows my morning bathroom routine. She sleeps until she hears my hair dryer turn off. Both dogs wake up when I turn my computer off and/or shut my laptop. Fiddler runs to his crate for a treat every time my husband eats in the tv room. Every time I'm on the phone, both dogs get soooooooo annoying. They know when I leave the house whether I"ll be right back or whether I"ll be gone for awhile.... I could go on and on. They notice everything!

Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?

I don't really have a "normal" schedule, and so this doesn't really impact them. They are, however, used to waking up when my husband gets up for work. He takes them out around 7:00 am.

By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)

They don't really react when my routine differs.

How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)
Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?

They bark. We just moved into our new house about two weeks ago. Last week Fiddler saw a strange car parked outside. (Nobody was in it.) He started barking at it. I was amazed than in just a week he already knew which cars belonged here and which cars didn't!
07-16-2008 10:14 PM
REDone * Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?
During the week when I get up for work she hears my alarm go off. She stretches and greets me at the bedroom door. She leads me to my coffee maker and sits until I finish making it she then goes to the door and I let her out. After she comes in she runs up the stairs and makes sure I go to my PC and check email and news. If I make a stop before I go upstairs she comes down and tries tripping me and looks at the stairs. When we get up there, we have a few minutes of playtime. When she thinks im done reading the news (when she knows its time for me to get dressed) she paws my leg twice. She races down the stairs and waits at my bedroom door. When I open it she gives my girlfriend a kiss (shes still asleep) and walks into the bathroom while I get dressed. When im done and getting ready to leave we have our goodbye time consisting of a hug and a rub (if I dont she gives me this mean look).


* Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you? Both dogs know when its a weekend and know not to make a sound untill 9am. After we are alive, they have doggy play time while me and the GF have our coffee. If its passed 930am and they dont have breakfast the let you know it. Notice we dont go upstairs haha


* By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc) Not really but they do think its crazy that I can go out the front of the house and come back in the back. They get so happy to see me haha


* How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc) If someone is outside (close to the house) Cayenne(dobe) barks twice and goes to see whats up. Dozer (amstaff) growls like chewbacca barks up a storm and checks every door and window in the house.


* Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there? If its a person or a cat they make sure I see it. If its something else they dont pay much attention to it.
04-03-2007 01:13 AM
Moonlit_Illusions
50/50

* Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?

Seth knows my routines pretty well. He also knows my actions, especially the difference between just getting dressed and getting dressed to go somewhere. Must be body language.


* Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?

I don't think so. Seth acts the same way regardless if I'm going to work or going out for a bit. He gets very vocal and whines a lot.

* By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)

Seth whines very loudly and won't lay down unless I make him.

* How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)

Seth hides behind me and then darts out to poke whatever it is that's new. I keep control of him if there are strangers around so he doesn't scare them.

* Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?

I don't think Seth pays attention to that. He reacts by trying to get as close to the "foreign" object or living thing as possible, but will occasionally bark.
01-25-2007 02:52 PM
Riagogogo Do you think your Doberman knows your normal routines and actions? How well do they observe you and react to your habits?
Yes. He knows he doesn't always go everywhere with me. He waits to be invited.......just as he waits to be invited onto my bed. I have a king sized bed that is on a platform, the mattress is very thick and when Rudi rests his head on the bed with his saaaad saaaad puppy eyes, it is the perfect height for him.
When I am putting on my socks and shoes getting ready to leave in the morning, I'll be sitting in a chair or couch and he sits as close to me as possible waiting on his goodbye kisses.
Does your Doberman know the difference between a workday and a non-work day? Do they act or behave differently to you?
Yes......Usually on workdays, I am up by 7:30am.....some days earlier, some days later. I get up and shower. Once my shower is done, I usually have to get Rudi up to go out or he has already gotten up during my shower and is waiting patiently sitting in the living room. On weekends/non workdays, Rudi will sleep til 11am or noon or 1 pm.........even if I am up and about.....he is such a lazy a**! On occasion (if I have partied too hard the night before) he will come up to my bed and start his very faint whiney whisper----letting me know he's got to pee. :O)
By your routine action around the home, do they react to situations which are out of your routine? (Enter/exit the same door, making loud noises, etc)
I almost always use the front door to go in and out. I usually park the main car I drive in the driveway and I keep my "sportscar" in my one car garage that is attached to the house. If for some reason I use the keypad to get into the garage and thenenter into the laundry room....he doesn't know what to do with himself. He hardly ever goes into the kitchen unless I ask him to "come on in" which is attached to the laundry room which is attached to the garage. He doesn't bark unless he sees someone walking their dog down the street or someone unfamiliar to him. Then it is just one bark.....he's not a big barker.......I had to teach him how a few months ago. Crazy dog!
How do they react to situations which are not normal around the home? (bark, go investigate, act tough, etc)
When he sees any of my family members pull up and park in the street he has the biggest wiggle butt......he loves my parents and my older sister and her hubby!
Does your Doberman know what is supposed to be outside around your home? How do they react to things not supposed to be there?
Everything stays pretty much the same. I had a guy over the summer put on a new rolled roof to my solarium so all of his equipment were scattered about along with ladders, etc.........didn't really phase Rudi one bit.

All in all, I guess I really got what I wanted........a dog people feared just because of the breed/size/notariety, but also a big baby at heart. A dog that can sleep in and not be too demanding every single day. He loves to just sit or lay on my small front porch. My house sits up on a hill, so when people walk by they go to the other side of the street. If they only knew what a big lug he is and we have an invisible fence!
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