Why we love dobermans in the first place

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Joined: 2014-05-24

I couldn't figure out which forum this would be best suited, but I figured because it is about puppies it would be here. Anyway among all the frustration, struggle with training, sleepless nights, biting, destruction, whining, barking, accidents, and so on and so forth etc.etc. etc. haha I think we tend to forget to realize what an amazing potentially wonderful dog we may have on our hands. We all have something in common! We all have had or currently have a beautiful, smart, and loving doberman or doberman puppy.  Yes, I have had my mornings of complete and utter frustration and thoughts of "what did I get myself into", or "this is the puppy from hell" kind of views but, I soon realize that as bad as everything might seem in the moment that sometimes there is a small glimpse of hope,love and obedience every now and again. For instance, that moment when my little puppy is curled up on my chest sound asleep and his head is tucked away on my shoulder and I feel like I am the world to him, or when he listens that one time when I tell him a command and it finally "clicks". Moments like those are what keep me sane and what keep me pushing through all the bites, the barking, the little accidents and basically the whole puppy package and emotions. I think what I'm trying to say is even though the puppy stage is hard, and I know for a fact it will be even more difficult, I just have to keep reassuring myself that it will all get better soon and to make sure to live for those happy moments that keep me going.

This isn't a post about any puppy problems I've been having, but a post of appreciation. We all post obviously about puppy questions and problems and what not because this is what this forum is for which is awesome:), but just this time I think if we learn to look for and appreciate the small things about our little bundles of joy the big problems aren't so "big" anymore if that makes sense. So right now I would like to ask anyone if they feel like it to just share something great they like about their puppy or something your puppy used to do that you loved! :) Whether it is something big or small, funny or happy, and together when our emotions are tried and our patience is low, we can all remember why we love our dobermans in the first place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are a new Dobie family and are really enjoying the adventure!  The love and entertainment from this smart, lovable, goofy, giant is a laugh a minute.  He definitely keeps us on our toes.  We researched the breed extensively before making this pup part of our family, but the biggest blessing was telling the breeder the type of pup we wanted and trusting them to choose the right personality.  Sex and color wasn't part of that equation.  

 

I hope you enjoy your adventure too!

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Love my little girl to bits, she was 10 weeks old yesterday! Sometimes she is very trying, the term "land shark" definitely applies though she is getting better with her biting every day!

 

The funniest thing she did was that we had owned her over a week and never heard her bark, until I gave her an egg including shell (she is raw fed) and had to sweep up some little bits of shell she had left on the tile floor and she went mental at the brush! Barking growling and pouncing hehe.

 

Also if I make a noise like a dog crying she will climb into my lap and put her head on my shoulder like she's giving me a hug. Love her to bits in spite of the bitten ankles :)

 

Best of luck to you both and post pics!! 

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Our boy, "Riptide", is 8 months old and now large enough to surf the counters WITH visual assistance...which means that anything close enough to the edge gets sucked in like a vortex as he passes.  He passes quickly because he knows he gets corrected when he stops, so he makes visual contact, kicks on the suction mechanism and ... game over with a wiggle of the nub as he saunters away from the scene of the crime. 

And I wouldn't trade a second of it.