Pet Friendly Resturant

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Found a pet friendly resturant in Mandeville , La. and never wanting to miss a good training opportunity , Becky ( the better half ) and I decided to take Jewel and have some lunch . Knowing what I have taught Jewel and the situations that I have put her through , shouldn't be a prob .

All three of us get there and were led to our table on the patio . On our way to the table the place erupts , yelling , hollering , screeming ( LSU game was on and they just made a touch down ). Jewel never even blinked , holding her heal just perfectly .

We get seated and I put Jewel on a " lay down-stay" and ordered our bloody marys . Now with all the commotion going on , wait staff coming and going , kids running back and forth , patrons walking by , did I mention LSU was on the TV ? Jewel layed there just watching the people doing their thing . Well this little girl , no more than 3 or 4 , comes running up to Jewel yelling puppy , puppy , puppy  and just about jumps on Jewel hugging her . Now I'm a bit apprehensive being the little girl crossed 20 feet in a little less than 1 1/2 seconds but Jewel ( now I'm proud papa ) just lays there and whips out that 4 foot long tongue and proceeds to lick every tasty crumb off of the little girl never breaking "lay down-stay". I can't say I wasn't scared because I didn't know how Jewel was going to react and I had NO TIME to do anything about it .

When we ordered our food , Jewel got a plain cheese burger well done .

Now I'll let you know this , we could hear every body near us saying "how well behaved that Doberman was" . ( Back to proud papa [and momma] , peacock feathers in full bloom ) . My only regret was we didn't have the camera with us .

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WOW---"Good girl, Jewel !"  We have a restaurant here (Indy's) that has an outside patio as well, and I have often thought of taking Ziva with us just for a quick sandwich or something just to see how she does there.  I'm not sure that my dog would have stayed in a down-stay if a tiny little person ran over to her, though....she isnt used to being around small kids, and my guess would be that she would jump up and try her best to be avoided by the tiny hands and feet. 

Jewel was being a perfect dobie ambassador.  Beautiful AND well behaved with impeccable manners.  It just doesnt get any better than that!  No wonder you are proud of her....you SHOULD be.

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WOW slinger...that is great.... and you probably help to change 20 people in the restaurant negative impression of Dobies....Good Job Jewell!!!

 

 

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Wow. What restraint Jewel has. Last Christmas when I was visiting friends in East Texas, I took Princess with me since it is a dog friendly home. (They have three small dogs including 2 Min Schnauzers) On Christmas morning when we in the living room, their Grandson brought over his girl friend and we were all sitting there, with Princess standing in front of me. My friend's wife was next to me and the girl friend just on the other side of her. Suddenly she lunged off the sofa toward Princess to wrap her arms around Princess, and startled Princess fled about 10 feet away, stopped and slowly came back while Jane and I chewed out the girlfriend.

She is old enough (15 or 16) to know better than to do that with any dog. Dogs for the most part, and if socialized well, able to endure that from a small child as they recognize them as impetuous young, but when they become teenagers, they no longer have that going for them.

I am still grateful that Princess, only 13 months old at the time did not choose fight in the fight or flight decision.

Later that afternoon a friend of theirs came over and we had Princess put up because he brought his friend, a Wolf/Shepard hybrid. Very friendly, but one still has to be cautious because this "dog" is only one generation from the wild. I have mixed feelings about the practice of interbreeding dogs and wolves. They do it all the time in Alaska and Northern Canada for sled dogs, but there it has a purpose.

Of course one night the Wolf came in handy when a kid broke into the house. The kid took one look at the Wolf staring at him and turned to try to make it out the window. He did not make it and the hybrid grabbed his belt and held him half in half out the window. The owner called the cops and then sat down to talk to the boy, never calling off the Wolf. When the cop arrived, he knew the kid and sat there taking to the neighbor while the boy was half in half out the window with the Wolf still holding his belt. Finally the cop called the boy's Grandmother and then took the now thoroughly shaken boy home to his Grandmother. She called the cop a few days later and said the boy was changed, and now stayed home at night. She said that her grandson said that Wolf was still out there.

Of course burglars have no warning since Wolves do not bark.

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Congratulations Skipper and give Jewel a huge hug.. What pleasure it is to hear such great success stories and yes, I agree with Ziva's Dad.. a wonderful representative of the breed we all cherish..

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Gunslinger, that is one great dog you have; and I'm sure all your patience and training have contributed to a very wonderful story you will always remember.  

rgreen, dogs do have that special 6th sense about young children. it's kind of amazing how patient they can be with a youngster, especially when surprised.  

does my heart good to hear the story of Jewel's dining out experience, especially the part of the story where other people in the restaurant are watching in fear and anticipation of what might be about to happen. there are so many horrifying stories of several breeds.  but you know, I have never had a bad, fearful encounter with a dobie! not ever.

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Great job Jewel! She really is a JEWEL isn't she?! You have certainly done a great job with her!

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gun_slinger2006, wow, I can see why you are proud.  I would be beaming from ear to ear.  You have done a great job training Jewel and she is a perfect lady Ambassador. 

Great story, rgreen4!  I have a story about a wolf cross. The college I went to is in the foothills of the Alleghany mountains. One wnter day, my friend and I decided to "hike" up one of the mountains. (Crazy idea; it was exhausting!)  We got to the top and there was a flat expanse, probably 200 yards long, which we proceeded to walk across to go down the other side.  The snow was deep and walking was difficult and tiresome. As we got the middle of the field, we heard something and turned around to look.  There was a "wolf" barreling down full speed right toward us. He started out as a speck and got closer and closer. Honest to god, it really was terrifying. I mean, what do you do? We were sitting ducks.  We both put our arms across our chests and braced for the attack.  This wolf ran up to us and he had a collar on!  He was the nicest dog and we petting him and he followed us all the way down into town.  Someone told us that he was a wolf/shepard cross who belonged to one of the permant residents there.  He was gorgeous - yellow eyes, gray coat and long legs. He knew we meant no harm.  I'm sure he meant business, though, if he thought is family were threatened!

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Proud is exactly what you should be.  Good for you as your have trained her well and good for her for being such a well behaved dog. 

 

One nice thing about Austin TX is that many restaurants with a patio will allow you to bring a dog.  not all but quite a few.  Might have to give this one a try.

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that is such a proud moment. I only hope my Dallas will be that well trained one day.

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that is such a proud moment. I only hope my Dallas will be that well trained one day.

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Gunslinger - How successful are you at approaching (store or etc.) owners about bringing your dog in? I sort of have the impression that dogs are only welcome in Petsmart.  I stopped the other day at a small shop.  Leo needed a relief brake and I walked him around a bit and then thought - just for the heck of it, I'm going to ask if he can come inside - Bingo! the lady said "Sure"  I was dumbfounded!  And thinking, "but he's a Doberman, are you sure?"  

I think I may just take a day and drive around asking different places if he can go in.  Maybe make him a little saddle banner that reads "Doberman in Training".  When the movies about shrinking the kids were out, I fantasized about being able to shrinking my dobie to pocket size so that he could go everywhere I went.