Ares day at petsmart and how rare he is lol

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His trip started out with going to basic obiedience class. Where we went over heeling with 3 different turns, sits,sits with stays, downs and downs with stays, and sit/stay with distractions. Ares does a great job. He has the longest stay than any other dog there. He got so much praise from the trainer and other people for being the youngest one there and doing so much better. He is the only one in class who does not have to wear a metal pinch collar. Even the little yorkies have them lol. 

After class we decided to take him to petsmart to buy him a new collar. He has grown so much the others are getting to tight for my comfort. I found this trip amusing. We walked through the doors and seen people waiting to check out I noticed some seen Ares and backed away saying oh watch out that's a dobe. I had to laugh at that because he is only 17 weeks old and such a social butterfly with his little nub of a tail wagging happily to see people. To think he scared them made me chuckle when they had this huge dog standing with them twice the size of ARES. We continued past them to the collar aisle to try on collars when we hear OMG is that a dobe? I said yes and they were like they are so rare can we approach him? My husband puts Ares in a sit/stay and tells them its ok. They started to pet him and telling us how pretty he is and just how rare they are lol. They were amazed at how well behaved he was for his age. Even asked me if they brought me their 2 year d lab would I train it for them. Lol. We ended up in petsmart for almost 2 hours shopping for a new collar and letting him pick out a new toy because of all the different people wanting to see Ares. They all said the same things: how old is he, how we'll trained he was for being so young, how pretty he was, how RARE they are. Lol. And how you just never see dobes around anymore. I just couldn't help but laugh, to think all these people really believe dobes are a rare breed. One person even asked me where we found him they didn't think they made dobes anymore. Lmao. 

Then of course there were a few that would see ares sniffing the toys to pick out his favorite and would back out of the aisle because he was a dobe lol. While we were sitting by the door waiting for his new ID tag to finish this lady brought in the biggest GSD I hade ever seen. He was huge, he lunged for ares and Ares just sat there looking at this huge dog coming at him and he didn't back away just stayed in his place. The owner tells her dog no stay away that is a dobe and it will get you, then yanks his leash to keep him away from Ares. Lol. Another lady was watching this a few feet away and I heard her tell her husband, look at that that little puppy just sitting so good and not bothering anyone and yet this lady is scared of the puppy getting her big mean dog. Lol. I had to laugh and thought to myself yeah Ares would just lick that big mean dog to death lol. 

Do you all get these kind of reactions as well taking your furbabies shopping? 

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Oh dear. Sofia got evicted from PetSmart.. see Chapter 11 in Life With a DoberDiva..

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hahahaha Ares showed everyone what a dobe is all about, I have to admit around here all we used to see were dobermans and now it is a rare sight indeed to see a doberman, recently though I have seen maybe 3 and rotties are the same way we have seen maybe 4 of them but lots and lots of pits, staffs, boxers.....but anyone afraid of a little fella has some serious fear issues.....way to go Ares

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Oh yes, I can certainly relate with your story!  I live in a town with a population of about 11,000 people and almost that many dogs (that MIGHT be a slight exaggeration about the dogs) and I swear, DJ is the only doberman that I have seen that lives here.  My sister in law has dobermans, but she lives in the next county, and even though I take DJ to Bloomington (20-some miles south of me, and is a super dog-friendy college town) I still rarely see another doberman.  We went to a doggie pool party last week in Bloomington and there was probably 100 or more dogs there.....she was the ONLY doberman.  As we walked through the crowd, DJ off leash and minding me beautifully, I heard "look at the DOBIE" so many times. 

Many times I get the same reactions you get, too.  Some people will look, gasp, and quickly move away long before they get anywhere close to us, others will almost light up their faces and smile and ask "is that a DOBERMAN? May I touch her?"  Get used to it....it never stops.  LOL

Had to laugh at the remark that someone didnt think they still made dobermans.  LOL!!!

Ares is a great role model for the other dogs in his class, and is the perfect example to let people out there in the non-doberman world know what sweet, intelligent dogs they really are, and take the edge off the old stereotype of gnashing teeth and killer instincts.  GOOD JOB, ARES!

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We have only seen 3 dobies and 2 of those belong to my vet. And the other was at the vets to have ears reposted. I haven't seen any rotties in over a year. Although a guy at petsmart did say how Ares has really great rottie markings and color. Haha. So I am guessing it has been forever since he has seen a rottie as well since Ares color is blue lol.