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High drive puppy-help!

Half hour later, she's still lying down. My son rang the doorbell, and even stood next to me. She hasn't budged at all.

Maybe my husband can do this during the day, when she decides to bite out of the blue.


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Here I am, seven years later. Through persistent correction of her behavior, she became the best all around doberman we've owned. We brought her home too early. She didn't learn full mannerisms from her own mother and siblings in her litter. We had to teach her, and our older doberman. Around 8-10 months, she completely mellowed, and became the sweetest girl. Fast forward to her adulthood, she didn't peak through windows to see who/what was outside. She watched the surveillance camera screen. She recognized family vehicle motors, horns from the backyard. She was intelligent. She was vocal, talked back to me with attitude (I have the video evidence, lol).

She slept with us, had multiple dog beds of her own plus pillows, 18 toys, fed premium food. Her favorite holiday was Halloween, because she got to greet the so many people and kids in costumes. She was very good around kids. She was the most spoiled dog, and she knew it, and sucked it up.. Quite the character..

Unfortunately, we had to set her free 2 weeks ago. It has crushed our family. The silence is very saddening. We haven't been without a dog for 20 years. We're hoping two dobie sibling pups will come into our lives very soon.. We asked her to send someone our way. Our 25th anniversary is in a few weeks.

So, this I say to you.. PLEASE, if anyone ever feels their doberman is too much to handle, contact a doberman breeder or professional trainer. They can be hard headed and pushy as adults. Get them trained early. Never ever hit them, that teaches fear and aggression. My 3 dobermans were raised all around young kids, WITH supervision.. WE never laid a hand on them. They were great, never bit any child. never leave kids unsupervised around any pet. Children don't understand respectful space with pets (sleeping, eating, in their personal space or face, etc).. When raised right, dobermans can be the best companion, very loyal and loving. They need people. Just don't give up on them.
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This is her, as an adult. From wild and crazy, to the best all around dog we've ever had.
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I'm sorry for the loss of your old gal. You are totally right that they become the best dogs and that it just takes time. This is why it is so hard to lose them and they leave such a hole when they go to the bridge.



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Here I am, seven years later. Through persistent correction of her behavior, she became the best all around doberman we've owned. We brought her home too early. She didn't learn full mannerisms from her own mother and siblings in her litter. We had to teach her, and our older doberman. Around 8-10 months, she completely mellowed, and became the sweetest girl. Fast forward to her adulthood, she didn't peak through windows to see who/what was outside. She watched the surveillance camera screen. She recognized family vehicle motors, horns from the backyard. She was intelligent. She was vocal, talked back to me with attitude (I have the video evidence, lol).

She slept with us, had multiple dog beds of her own plus pillows, 18 toys, fed premium food. Her favorite holiday was Halloween, because she got to greet the so many people and kids in costumes. She was very good around kids. She was the most spoiled dog, and she knew it, and sucked it up.. Quite the character..

Unfortunately, we had to set her free 2 weeks ago. It has crushed our family. The silence is very saddening. We haven't been without a dog for 20 years. We're hoping two dobie sibling pups will come into our lives very soon.. We asked her to send someone our way. Our 25th anniversary is in a few weeks.

So, this I say to you.. PLEASE, if anyone ever feels their doberman is too much to handle, contact a doberman breeder or professional trainer. They can be hard headed and pushy as adults. Get them trained early. Never ever hit them, that teaches fear and aggression. My 3 dobermans were raised all around young kids, WITH supervision.. WE never laid a hand on them. They were great, never bit any child. never leave kids unsupervised around any pet. Children don't understand respectful space with pets (sleeping, eating, in their personal space or face, etc).. When raised right, dobermans can be the best companion, very loyal and loving. They need people. Just don't give up on them.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm glad that your work paid off into a fantastic dog!

(I do want to say to please reconsider the idea of siblings - littermate syndrome is a very real thing, and it can cause so very many problems...I would hate for you to have more issues that are easily preventable down the line: https://www.dobermantalk.com/puppy-c...-syndrome.html)
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Such a pretty girl—she has the doberman considering and assessing you look in the first pic.

I'm sorry for your loss.
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Beautiful girl.
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Meadow, I read the post you linked. I understand what you're saying. We had 1 doberman female, a few years later, added a female dobie pup (2 lying down together) . They did everything together. The elder passed, then we added a female pup again (2 standing together). The sets of two did everything together as well. Slept, played, and went outside together. They only ate separately, which is common sense. Of course, with both sets of females, they did have their bitch fights over stupid stuff. But, they worked it out. No vet visits required. All 3 were socialized around kids, people, and other dogs. I'm the alpha in the house.

Then, in the last few years, we were down to the one.... Now, there is none..

Hubby is a stay at home dad, they were ever alone. They always napped with him during the day, and lots of play. They all received the same attention. No dog was singled out, ever. We really want to have two dobermans again. We miss that. We're hoping to find two black american dobies. I'm trying to look for a similar head of our last girl. Hoping for a little less drive too.
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It means so much when the original poster gets back to us with the end of the story. Sometimes I read these older posts and when it abruptly comes to an end with no conclusion it leaves you wondering.
I am so glad you stayed with it and your high drive puppy turned out to be the best and I am so sorry for your loss.

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I didn't realize I posted this when she was a pup, I got a good chuckle rereading it. . She would chew me out, if I wasn't in bed by a certain time. Very vocal, snapped her teeth when she was excited. She knew how to get her point across. One night, she walked pass me, said " rar rar rar", and went to bed. She told me she was going to bed for the night. I have videos of it. Her older sibling, same breeder, said he is the same, very vocal. We swear she was a human, trapped in a dogs body. lol

That is exactly why I wanted to give an update. I wanted to give some inspiration for those new to dobermans, or having issues. They are very smart, and can act like LOKI (mischievous) at times. They can talk you out of your sandwich on the counter. To stay on these dogs, be committed, reinforcing the rules, and of course, affection is the reward.

They are such great dogs, If raised properly.

Thank you to everyone for the thoughts. Husband and I were sobbing earlier, missing her daily shenanigans. She is one doberman I would definitely clone!!
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