New to the Doberman World!

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Hello all,   

We are new here and new Doberman parents! Our boy Odin is 10.5 weeks old and just a ball of energy! He is our very first Dobie so we look forward to meeting other Dobie parents and learning from all of you on this amazing journey!!!

(Will post pics once I figure out how.....sorry new to the forum world too lol

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Here is our little guy! 4 days post crop.

 

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So Cute!

 Welcome to the forum.

Get ready for a challenging and wonderful ride!

Patience exercise training love lets see what else

Patience exercise training love

Joined: 2016-04-25

At your pups age ..very high energy.....always play fetch games....

no tug of war- never allow your dog to use its aggression towards you

No stuffed toys or squeeky toys---when a dog munches on the squeeky toy over and over again or flips it around in the air..this is what wild dogs do with freshly killed prey...

Dobermans are very prey driven......must keep very tight reins on them from the very

beginning...

Watch the youtube videos from Ingrams sit and stay academy out of Tampa Florida.....great basics for you to work with...

Little now...but these dogs get BIG and are Very Very strong

 

 

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I disagree. Tug can be a wonderful game with your pup if done correctly. Check out Micheal Ellis's Tug video. Also a flirt pole is a wonderful way to burn off some of that puppy energy!

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Either way enjoy your new puppy.....congrats! 

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I'm new at the doberman ownership as well.  My husband has had them, though, so he tried to prepare me for the 'high energy'.  I love the post Patience, training and love.  Yes, that is what is taking.  Our's is now 8 months old and we can definitely see the patience, training and love paying off.    I have to admit, our trainer did play a LOT of tug of war with her and she bonded with him big time.   We did it for a while but now don't because she has just too much energy and it gets her pretty hyper.  However, I will say that it in no way affected her with being aggressive.   We're retirees, so the tug thing resulted in too many accidental bruises, etc.  I think it is just a personal choice thing here and that it depends on the dog, too.   

Best wishes.  I can see why doberman owners never switch on the breed.  

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I'm new at the doberman ownership as well.  My husband has had them, though, so he tried to prepare me for the 'high energy'.  I love the post Patience, training and love.  Yes, that is what is taking.  Our's is now 8 months old and we can definitely see the patience, training and love paying off.    I have to admit, our trainer did play a LOT of tug of war with her and she bonded with him big time.   We did it for a while but now don't because she has just too much energy and it gets her pretty hyper.  However, I will say that it in no way affected her with being aggressive.   We're retirees, so the tug thing resulted in too many accidental bruises, etc.  I think it is just a personal choice thing here and that it depends on the dog, too.   

Best wishes.  I can see why doberman owners never switch on the breed.