New puppy for baby!

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We just got our son, who is 16 months old, a 10 week old male Doberman. He's a beautiful dog, fawn with almost grey eyes. He looks like he's going to be a big boy, his feet are almost comical! He is happiest hanging out with Finn in his play area, and he will be doing lots of socializing and obedience training down the road. It will be nice to have the peace of mind a Doberman provides again, especially now that we have a kid. It's strange having another dog, though, and I haven't had a small puppy for almost 20 years! So far, he appears to be an angel, and he only had one accident in the house, right when he got here, so he's a fast learner (possibly a genius!) I am excited for Finn to experience having the best dog (breed) in the world!

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Mooncake has been going to doggy daycare twice a week, and it seems he LOVES other dogs! I was told he won over a regular at daycare that is notorious for not liking puppies, as well as another puppy that has been too timid to play! It is a whole new experience having a dog that enjoys other dogs!

I do not envy you raising a puppy and a toddler at the same time. 

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I would not recommend it! But I'm lucky, I'm a stay at home mom and my in laws are currently living with us, so I have help with baby Finn if I need it. But I have decided that from here on out, it will be adult dogs for us! 

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You are a brave soul, the joys of puppy hood.    Mooncake looks beautiful, congratulations.  

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Nothing better than a dobie bonding with a child.  They will be close for many years.  The years of raising and training both Fin and Mooncake will fill you with great memories.  Trust me, as I did the same with my daughter and our dobie "Sammy".  Sammy was the best dobie I have ever had and I miss her to this day.  But the pictures in my head of my daughter with Sammy are still fresh to this day.  Enjoy this special time and keep us posted.

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Oh, kids love little puppies very much. I have a child who is 1 year old and we have a Doberman, which is already big and is not at all suitable for playing with a child. I want to buy some little puppy. Looked at Maltese puppies for sale Ohio , how do you think you can get such a dog when there are a small child and a big dog in the house? Will they get along? 

It really depends on the dog as to how a large dog and small dog will get along. You need to make sure that it is the opposite sex and same sex aggression in Dobermans is a well known issue. Also, a small puppy is never an appropriate play thing for a young child (indeed, no puppy is a plaything) A small breed puppy can be injured easily by both a child and a large dog without any intention to do so. 

You don't mention how old either the child or the Doberman is, or how well trained they are.... the dog for general obedience training, and the child for how to behaive around dogs. 

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It really depends on the dog as to how a large dog and small dog will get along. You need to make sure that it is the opposite sex and same sex aggression in Dobermans is a well known issue.

 

I dunno...

I recently moved into a new home with a chain link fenced in back yard. On all three opposite sides of that fence are yards with dogs and my girl Patience wants to chew on every single one of them (just a little bit) to let them know who is boss. Male / female - She could care less and just wants to chomp some strange dog ass for being 'near' her new yard.

Gets along great with her sister but those 'stranger dogs' seem to get her agitated. LOL! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A lot of dogs act like they want to kick some butt when a dog or human is on the other side of the fence.  They usually act different when they are actually face to face.  I see this all the time at the dog park. 

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A lot of dogs act like they want to kick some butt when a dog or human is on the other side of the fence.  They usually act different when they are actually face to face.  I see this all the time at the dog park.

 

Very much agree with your observations. Funny how sometimes when that barrier is removed attitudes can change real fast.

 

My guys love to fence fight with the Lab mixes next door - ugh.  We have new neighbors on the other side - they don't have any dogs right now.... but plan to in the future. Ugh. Thankfully, there is no house behind us. 

We recently replaced our old split rail fence with wire on the inside - did a 5' high black aluminum fence with puppy spacing. So glad we did the tighter spacing and higher than average fence.