We just got our first Doberman puppy. My husband and I both have some experience with adults but the puppy is a first for both of us. Reese Cup is a male, 14 weeks old. He is going to be neutered at 6 months. We couldn't be more pleased with him. I obtained an obedience trainer through my vet and Reese can already sit, stay, come, heel and shake. He does not do them everytime but he is getting better at them everyday. We just added down and off. He doesn't seem to like off very much! lol We have a few more weeks with this trainer and then I think we are going to enroll in puppy kindergarten to reenforce the commands he already knows and for more socalization. He's been to town for walks, parks and a dog show to get him around other dogs. In all situations he did very well. Reese does have one really bad habit and I need some advice in how to stop it. He likes to bark like crazy (sounds vicious) at me and if I don't respond he runs up and nips me. He seems to prefer the back of my legs. Nine times out of ten his butt is up the air in a play stance and 75% of the time I can tell him to get a toy and he will. We have 2 boys, 10 & 5. Our 10 year old is fascinated with the puppy and the breed and the trainer has included him in on everything. Justin loves to spend time working with Reese and Reese responds wonderfully to him. My 5 year old is a typical 5 year old and so all interaction between him and the puppy is with me in the room. Reese grabs at their clothes but that seems like normal puppy behavior. I'm sorry about the length of this but I sure would appreciate any advice any of you have.