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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 06:13 AM
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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!
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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.

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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.)

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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.
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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!
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