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Rubie is the first Doberman Puppy I've had so the questions about cropped ears were aplenty! With some research and photo's and disucssions from this site, we've been successfully using the backer rod method by ourselves since the cup came off! Just wanted to say thank you for the knowledge and to (of course) share gratiutious pictures of my sweet little lady!

 

Thank you for helping us!!

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Pretty girl! And we LOVE pictures so share away!!! She looks very regal sitting there at the outdoor cafe....

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There is a Princess if I ever saw one!  More Pics.

(PS Her ears look great)

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What a gorgeous girl.. Her ears are stunning.. Great photo thank you so much for sharing..

NEVER enough photos..

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You guys are so sweet! All the Dobes on here are so beautiful! We did have a minor ear set-back when we went on vacation and the boarding place didn't follow my instructions which were: Remove them if they don't look/smell right for ANY reason and don't worry about putting them back on. Unforutnately, Rubes had one ear that was wet and smelly and one that was totally flopped inwards. After a little airing out, the redness went down on the one and I think the floppy one is well on it's way to straightening out. No more long trips till she's done with posting for good!

 

Here are some pictures!

 

With her friend, Stella.

 

Watching for dangerous joggers.

 

Eating grass (naturally):

 

And we still get a little car sick...

 

Did anyone else have a car sick pup? We tried ginger snaps but she started associating those with being in the car so she woudn't eat them. Just wondering if we can expect her to grow out of that at some point... hopefully sooner rather than later! She doesn't usually throw up (anymore) but the drool... SO MUCH DROOL!

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Get her a seat belt.  My Tiberius use to do the same, got him a seat belt, it anchors him more, no swaying around keeps sickness at bay.  T-Pol got sick once when she was still too small for her belt.  Now both just lay down in the back seat and go to sleep. 

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Our Bella used to get car sick... thinking maybe it was nerves as her association with cars was vets and shots and thermometers in rude places.

We started just sitting in the car with the engine on for a while... then a short jaunt around the block.. always leaving the window open enough for her to sniff all the exciting things...and keeping her interested in the things going on around us.

Then to the store a couple of miles away..

"hmmmmm still no vet.. no shots.. hey.. this could be fun.. and I even get a nice little treat when we get there.."

Sofia got to go with and assure her that it was going to be a great trip...

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Lovely pup.  Enjoy the adventure.

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I don't think she associates it with anything bad. We go to visit people's houses or the pet store or the dog park way more than the vet! I would even venture a guess she doesn't mind the vet. I worry she got sick her first time in the car and now just associates car rides with feeling icky. Starts drooling with even the slightest inkling she's headed for the backseat but still jumps right in most of the time.

 

SIH002, I do want to get her a car restraint at some point but it's so hard when she's growing so fast right now! My dober-weed!

Some dogs never totally get over being car sick. My Louise was never great in the car for all of her 11 years. As a puppy I worried about her getting dehydrated because she would drool so much - she did fine when she traveled her her show handlers motor home.... but not so good in my SUV. I found that crating her and covering the crate helped some and I put her crate right behind my drivers seat.... the farther back she was in my Expedition, the worse the car sickness was. 

Some people have luck with feeding their dogs in the car for several days - but you do kind of need a crate for that - haha. I tried it with her and it didn't help. 

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Good to know. We did give her a jerky-like dog treat in the car yesterday that kept her busy and lying down and... no drool! She was so tired on the way home that she fell asleep and... no drool! Guess we'll keep our fingers crossed that she gets over it and keep up with the time consuming treats for longer rides. Thank you for the input :)

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Pretty girl!! Love the pictures! 

I hear ya on the seat belts. We are on our third! I have a van with stow and go seating. I put one of the seats down and hook her belt thing to one of the metal bars on the floor. I think not sitting up so high and looking out the window helps. She usually lays down to chew on a toy or nap while I am driving. 

Good luck and keep us updated!