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Forum: Puppy Corner   06-13-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By Dobs4ever
The best think you will ever do for the puppy is...

The best think you will ever do for the puppy is to crate train him. During the day since he is so young I would set up and area where he can go into his crate and sleep and come out to potty. You...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-01-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,486
Posted By Dobs4ever
I may have misunderstood but if you do not free...

I may have misunderstood but if you do not free feed then how did he get up in the middle of the night and clear his dish??? I might have missed something. I was told a long time ago by a very...
Forum: Doberman Health   03-01-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,486
Posted By Dobs4ever
It could be you have worried about him eating -...

It could be you have worried about him eating - hence he does not eat unless told to of you are in close proximity. I do not free feed nor do I watch my dogs eat. Vigor in eating is one thing I...
Forum: General Off Topic Chat   02-26-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Dobs4ever
What are you using to post with? There are a...

What are you using to post with? There are a couple really good videos on youtube on posting Doberman ears with the zip ties. That is what I use because they do go down into the base of the ear and...
Forum: Ear Cropping and Posting   02-26-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Dobs4ever
Welcome to DT. Sorry to read you have having...

Welcome to DT. Sorry to read you have having troubles. That is why good breeders do ears before the puppies leave and then are there to help you through the posting time. There are several good...
Forum: Doberman Health   02-26-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By Dobs4ever
Glad to read she is still with you and has seen 2...

Glad to read she is still with you and has seen 2 vets. There could be intestinal damage that is continuing to cause a problem. The stress could have caused an ulcer making it hard for her eat. At...
Forum: Puppy Corner   02-25-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,328
Posted By Dobs4ever
I find it hard to imagine a vet who finds 2...

I find it hard to imagine a vet who finds 2 obstructions and the history, who would not head for surgery. The puppy needs proper medical attention now. I hope and pray she is OK, but not hopefully...
Forum: Doberman Health   02-25-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,356
Posted By Dobs4ever
I personally question the percentages because I...

I personally question the percentages because I have had person experience with 4 dogs - 3 are prior to any testing for PDK4 or the new "DCM2" - First bitch dropped dead at 7 1/2 - necropsy showed...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-25-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 42,702
Posted By Dobs4ever
Did anyone pick up on the "I don't breed dilution...

Did anyone pick up on the "I don't breed dilution - blue, fawns albinos due to the on going health issues" Not exactly factual either. JMHO
Forum: Puppy Corner   02-17-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,715
Posted By Dobs4ever
I agree if the vet is laying a guilt trip on you...

I agree if the vet is laying a guilt trip on you find another vet!!! He is not a good choice for treatment or cropping if you ask me I would not trust him to feed a guppy. That is why good breeders...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-17-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Dobs4ever
Welcome and I would go to the United Doberman...

Welcome and I would go to the United Doberman club web site and check out the breeders there if you are wanting a dog for IPO. As far as free of everything there is no way any one can guarantee a...
Forum: Doberman Health   02-17-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Dobs4ever
So sorry to read about Josie - I personally...

So sorry to read about Josie - I personally would not change her normal life. Activity is good for everyone and it is good especially if she enjoys it. That is my personal opinion not a medical...
Forum: Puppy Corner   02-17-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,328
Posted By Dobs4ever
It does not matter about what kind of reviews a...

It does not matter about what kind of reviews a clinic has if they are failing at helping your puppy. Find a new vet before it is too late. I too suspect a problem with blockage. Have x rays taken...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-13-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Dobs4ever
I used to not buy into the dominance/alpha theory...

I used to not buy into the dominance/alpha theory either - but first you have to break them down - For me Alpha simply means the one who gives the orders and someone certainly has to be in charge...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-07-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Dobs4ever
They are not stubborn - they are determined and...

They are not stubborn - they are determined and persistent. There is a big difference. If you present the correction correctly the problem should be fixed very quickly - anything that takes months...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-07-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Dobs4ever
First I would try to redirect to a tuggy or toy. ...

First I would try to redirect to a tuggy or toy. If the puppy persists then I would take the collar in both hands and put him in a sit and hold him there til he calms down then just release the...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-06-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Dobs4ever
Leaving is a cowards way - dogs do not respect...

Leaving is a cowards way - dogs do not respect those who leave. Alpha dogs do not back down, turn their back or retreat. That is how a dog sees it so they follow you and nip to further gain power...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-06-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Dobs4ever
That's because a lot of advise you read on the...

That's because a lot of advise you read on the internet are from those who have graduated from some dog training school or psychology training and so they have great book learning, but have never...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-06-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,924
Posted By Dobs4ever
Why on earth would you drug a puppy to ship it???...

Why on earth would you drug a puppy to ship it??? That I definitely feel is crazy and is an indication the there is a temperament problem. It is a new learning experience for the puppy as long as...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-06-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Dobs4ever
First dogs are not deaf so yelling is a poor...

First dogs are not deaf so yelling is a poor choice of control. By this time you should have a handle on the biting. Have your tried redirection? I have trained many Doberman puppies and while...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-05-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,924
Posted By Dobs4ever
Those who have not titled dogs themselves are...

Those who have not titled dogs themselves are just buying dogs from Europe when their career there is done. They are mostly BYB or puppy brokers riding the coat tails of someone else's work. They...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-05-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By Dobs4ever
MC I agree 100% with your concern, I agree the...

MC I agree 100% with your concern, I agree the dog is dangerous as it could escalate to an actual bite, however, the above are not bites but very undesirable behavior. A bite takes it to a whole...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-05-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,924
Posted By Dobs4ever
There are a few good breeders who imported years...

There are a few good breeders who imported years ago and have all Euro breeding - They are members of UDC and primarily just work their dogs. I don't know if they are still active here or not but,...
Forum: Breeding and Breeders   02-05-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By Dobs4ever
go DPCP.org breeder referral click accept you...

go DPCP.org breeder referral click accept you can find breeders by state. Almost ALL good breeders will a waiting list. We do not want to sell to impulse buyers who just as quick to return a...
Forum: General Training & Obedience   02-05-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By Dobs4ever
Ok hopefully I am figuring out this quote...

Ok hopefully I am figuring out this quote thing.... What exactly does the breeder say??? Did you ask her if something happened??? It would have to be something pretty terrible to have a puppy...
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