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Forum: Doberman Related Chat   08-28-2014, 01:48 AM
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Posted By roguegeek
Guys, ask some questions before making...

Guys, ask some questions before making assumptions and condemning (something this forum seems to do a lot of) because I'd rather seen some constructive feedback vs the criticism just for the sake of...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   08-26-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By roguegeek
The run is not meant to separate her from me or...

The run is not meant to separate her from me or the family, so I only see it being used as a place for exercise and potty. I can see her being left there for an extended period from time to time, but...
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   08-26-2014, 09:56 PM
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Posted By roguegeek
No thoughts?

No thoughts?
Forum: Doberman Related Chat   08-25-2014, 06:21 PM
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Posted By roguegeek
Question Dog run ideas...

I am building a dog run in a side yard. The space is 16x40' which will give Kara 640 sq ft of space. I have the central AC unit and spa heater/pump that are within the area, so those things will need...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,315
Posted By roguegeek
I was going to save this one for my first born,...

I was going to save this one for my first born, but I thought, "What the hell? You can have it."

Optimus Prime.

You're welcome. :D
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-12-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By roguegeek
Ear cleaning...

Our vet said Kara had a little bit of wax in her ear and to clean it out occasionally. He recommended Virbac Epi-Otic Advanced...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-12-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By roguegeek
Thanks. It seems strange to me that you can do...

Thanks. It seems strange to me that you can do group classes before they are fully vaccinated, but I understand it could be situational too. Her behavior isn't really all that bad. It's actually...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-12-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,180
Posted By roguegeek
Having the same issues with my 9 week old. She...

Having the same issues with my 9 week old. She listens most of the time. Sometimes she doesn't. The bite issue is the worst, but reading everything around here seems like it's common.

Question....
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-12-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By roguegeek
It's kinda funny because when we introduced Kara...

It's kinda funny because when we introduced Kara to the house, she did not want to walk on the hard wood floors. Only liked carpet and the outdoors. Found out it was because she just wasn't very...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Getting ride of the Blue Buffalo for the Instinct...

Getting ride of the Blue Buffalo for the Instinct and regulating 1.5 cups/day has gotten me solid poops that are very regular and very predictable in terms of time. Will never use the BB again.
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By roguegeek
I'm going with 1.5 cups/day over three feedings...

I'm going with 1.5 cups/day over three feedings and... Success! She's got solid poops now!
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Just in case anyone was interested, the following...

Just in case anyone was interested, the following was what was done on her first vet visit. Let me know if anyone see anything out of the ordinary or if it all is pretty standard. And let me know if...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-07-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By roguegeek
Feeding amount?

8.5 weeks old. 10.8 lbs as of this morning. Nature's Variety Instinct chicken kibble. She's still got a little big of wet poop going on, but it seems to have gotten immensely better since getting rid...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By roguegeek
Just read this article on bite inhibition...

Just read this article on bite inhibition (http://www.crickethollowfarm.com/biteinhib.htm) that someone here pointed me towards. Good read and right up your alley.
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
@Linda: I'm way better with decisions if I can...

@Linda: I'm way better with decisions if I can understand fundamentals, concepts, and the rationale behind them vs relying on a list, so that link is very helpful. Want to be able to do some educated...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-06-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Sounds good. I'm hoping the appetite does come...

Sounds good. I'm hoping the appetite does come with this change. It's frustrating watching her nibble at it for a minute and then walk away. I'm mean who doesn't love eating?! ;)
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Thanks all. It's clear to me there is a lot of...

Thanks all. It's clear to me there is a lot of information here to leverage.

I definitely want to get off the BB immediately because I'm just seeing no improvement in terms of her poop. So from...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-06-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 21,431
Posted By roguegeek
Good read with lots of good info. :)

Good read with lots of good info. :)
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-06-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Vet visit was today. All tests checked out good...

Vet visit was today. All tests checked out good and they told me her weight was ok at 9.75 lbs. They warned me against over feeding her to "promote" growth and said she should be at about 1.5 cups a...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-04-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Thanks all. Lots of information to soak in here....

Thanks all. Lots of information to soak in here. It's going to be interesting and fun to try to leverage it all. One thing I forgot to mention above is she was the runt of her 11 puppy litter. Not...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-03-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
I'm sure I'm not going to get the best advice...

I'm sure I'm not going to get the best advice from where I asked, but had to start somewhere. Reading the section on puppy food right now to see what this community prefers. Just like anything, the...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-03-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Thanks for the feedback. She's not very ribby and...

Thanks for the feedback. She's not very ribby and you definitely can't see hip or spine, but the poop is somewhat soft. I'm sure I'll find out a lot more on Saturday. Will make sure to come back to...
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
Breeder recommended from here.

Breeder recommended from here.
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
I have not. It was something I was planning to...

I have not. It was something I was planning to take care of Saturday, but figured I would get her in front of you guys since I have a little time and am feeling anxious.
Forum: Puppy Corner   07-03-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By roguegeek
New puppy weight concerns...

Hello all. I adopted a 7 week old, red/rust with green eyes, female Doberman last weekend named Kara. She great, but I do have some concerns with her weight. I read generally that you want to be able...
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