puppy potty training

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hii my name is rahul, i have a female doberman 3 months old.... she is very active and playfull. My problem is that  i go for job in the morning and come back evening.. from morning til eveng she vl b alone in her room.. aftrnoon one of frnd or brother give food to her. How should i train her to potty outisde or in one place in room. please help me...

 

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Hi, 

 And welcome to the forum!

 It sounds like your puppy, who is still a baby, needs more attention and interaction (training)  and excersize during the day. Leaving her all alone for many hours you will end up with a destructive and possibly demoralized dog.

Can the person coming over for a visit take her out for a 1 hour walk/ That should help. And always praise her lavishly in a happy voice when she potties in the right place!

Good Luck, 

 and post more info about her and your lifestyle and photos

 

from pb an

 me, Julia

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Thnx a lot... D person who comes, leaves her outside for an hour n also take her for walk, evening i take her for long walk and also after her dinner for half n hour in our garden, is it enough?

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Mam, is it possible to crop ears at 4 months? Please suggest me. Thnx mam.

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just my two cents worth - you can't crop past 12 weeks is what I have been told and have read here so that's two places I have heard no on the crop.

And I would think that the exercise should be supervised for that hour so that the person gets as much energy out and tires the little thing out a bit before returning to the house or crate. A tired puppy is a happy puppy and a tired puppy will sleep a bit longer and not need to go out as fast to pee.....I would suggest structured playtime while that other person is there to care for her.

As she get's older her level for exercise will increase and she will need alot of exercise and mental stimulation for a long time before you can begin to slack off at all, so all her needs will be increasing as she matures, be prepared for this person to stay longer than an hour and to spend lots of play time with her. A bored dog can be destructive, so mental stimulation along with physical exercise, when she is old enough, will need to be at a rate that is in line with her needs. What you provide right now will not be enough in a month, 2 months, 3 months etc.

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Dobes are companion dogs. Full Stop. The more companionship you give them the more they thrive. In my view they encapsulate all of my favorite breeds- rottis, wiemeraners, old german shepherds, pointers, manchester terriers, beucerons and many more of the breeds that I would love to own - all in one dog. The one thread through them all is the companionship they rely on to improve them. I really dig what Herr Doberman was trying to do, and have the utmost respect for those involved in continuing the breed, including the fantastic work done by Werner Jung who saved the breed from near extinction after ww2.

My point is that if you look at all the breeds said to be involved with the Doberman line, they are all high energy, alert, breeds. I have been involved with some of them, years ago, when I would take my previous Dobe pig hunting. She would never ever hunt (she was too spoiled) but she loved rubbing shoulders with and running beside the breeds that went into the foundation of her line. All these hunting dogs that I met that made up the Doberman breed were members of the families of those who worked them. When the husband was at work, the dogs were by the clothesline while the washing was being hung out, or they were playing with the kids. They were always around people.

The Doberman perfectly illustrates the principle that what you put into something, is equivelant to what you get out of it. Yes, you can work 9-5 and own a Doberman, but to get the most out of them, you need to be with them as much as you can. They love 'playing' with other dogs and that is very important, but they LIVE to play with their owners.

Energy levels can vary from dog to dog, and place to place. Storm was extremely high energy before summer, 2 trips to the dog park a day or 1x dog park and a walk, but as the weather gets warmer, shes happy to have a good play in the morning and spends the rest of the day with the family at home in the aircon. Heavy family time can replace some of the energy otherwise required on her own.

So you will have to really get to know your pup, meaning lots of time spent watching her and learning about her individual needs and requirements. We cant really tell you what the exact formula is for the perfect Dobe exercise regime. You need to spend the time with her to get to know the precise needs of your most individual of all the dog breeds - the Doberman.

All the best.

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How to upload pics?

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What all food should i give her now at 4 months... I feed her beef with rice, weekly twice chicken both times , daily boiled egg, one time royal canin and milk in d evening.

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Her skin is not shinny,,,,, wht shld i do fr that?

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Thats one beautiful pic! You could turn that into a poster. I love pink and black noses.

Lots of different opinions on foods. I fed and still feed my girl butchers cuts and a good brand of kibble (I live in Oz so brands and qualities will be different - he said diplomaticaly...) twice a day. Usually chicken, or rump. I read that some here use fish oil for their coats. A raw egg once a week used to be recomended for a good coat where I'm from, but I havent yet found the need to worry about it.

Going by that pic, though, both those coats look pretty good to me. Maybe its just the light?

I'm sure there will be a ton of advice on this one.

Just had to comment on that pic :)

Cheers

 

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Organic, virgin coconut oil for the coats, cant recommend it enough! In their food, 1stp a day for a pup, can also be used to rub on the coat and on the pads.