sucking on his blankie

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had to post this. i believe this is spike's favorite thing to do is suck on all our blankets. he had his own very special blankets just for this .

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that is great!!!!  Gemma does that too, she sucks on her 'stuffed dog' and we call it her 'baby'.. when we want her to lay down and calm down we tell her to 'get your baby'.. and she goes and gets her baby and starts to suck on him like this.. grabs him with her feet and gets just the right amount of his leg or head and ears into her mouth and sucks and literally 'self soothes' herself to sleep.. after about a half hour or so of sucking.... then she puts her head on her baby and falls asleep!  I have had several other dobermans who do this and I personally think its a rather common "Doberman" thing... 

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is more common in reds? my Cisco does it and Josey didgk,v

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My Darmok used to do this, also.  She had her favorite teddy bear that one of my neighbors gave her and it was her 'woobie' for sure. She could lay on the couch with that bear between her front paws, clutching on to it with gusto, and just hold a piece of it in her mouth till she almost went into a trance. LOL

 

Ziva chews circles out of blankets and does brain surgery on stuffed animals.

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My Deutzia did this also....all of her 12 years!

Couldn't get the picture to load up but she was black.

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Well there went that theory lol!!!! Must just be a dobe thing!!!!

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Deutzia tried to teach Zeta, my red girl, to chew on blankies, but she preferred bones.  Deutz taught Zeta to lay down and chew quietly while I prepared their meals.  Even though my Deutzia is no longer with us, Zeta will still go get her bone and lay down, chewing quietly while I prepare the meals.

Funny, Brie will go and lay down in her bin and wait (with her legs crossed like a lady) while I do the meals and she has taught her daughter, Chai Latte to do the same!

It really is amazing how dogs teach each other...with out saying a word!!

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SnL~~ Love the vid.. so cute how he stops and listens to the kids.. then goes at it a little harder..

"Nom-Nom.. MY Blankie!!"

That's cute! I have never had a blanket sucker until our last litter and one of the boys had that trait he started it from very early on. I think it is cute.

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How cute!  I've never had a dog that sucks on blankies, until Fancy.  She started with a pillow, but has moved on to her favorite toy.  It's her pacifier.  We too tell her "get Tigger" when she gets a little off the hook.  Here is nap time with Tigger. (I can't believe he's held up, I guess she doesn't want to lose him to shredded toy heaven.)

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Love the vid! Sophie does this!! I just thought she was chewing it, what does this mean, anything significant?

 

They are 'nursing'.. its self soothing and is like a pacifier or a 'relaxation' technique. I have had about half of the Dobies I have had who did this. So if they do it they never stop. They do it all their life.

I think its so cute... cracks me up and the toy that they suck on, or the blankie? they usually never destroy it.. Its their favorite so they tend to just suck it and lay on it and not destroy it where, another toy they will disembowel in a heartbeat if left unattended. 

Gemma actually has about three of these toys that she will suck on, but her 'Doggie/Baby" is her fav!

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Awww, thanks, I never had a dog do this before, how sweet!!! Love these pics, gorgeous!!

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Athena does this as well...she really goes to town on them.  Sucks when I pick up a blanket and it has a slimy spot!  I have noticed Sully starting to do this too

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Rocky doesn't suck on them but instead nibbes so all his crate bedding has little holes chewed out. 

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theyre so adorable. i was trying to get the part where his eyes roll back like he is in heaven or something.lol he is too cute, he tears all the toys up and only does this to all the blankets. everything else is torn apart.

Lily just watches and waits for him to stop and fall asleep and then goes to lay next to him. if he is awake he doesnt like to lay beside her.

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Honestly, my cat used to do this a lot XD I have yet to see Zelda do this "sucking on her favorite toy/thing" yet.

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Aw how cute, Cleo does this too when she is sleepy and she prefers fleece blankies.