Given these details, you should choose comfortable shoes (athletic shoes, such as sneakers, non-slip soles) or rubber boots (if the exhibition takes place outdoors in rainy weather); wear a tracksuit or a comfortable suit for the weekend. Believe me, it’s very difficult to run next to the dog in a narrow skirt and stilettos, or to leave the exhibition in white trousers covered with dog hair and in greasy spots (even if the dog is cleanly washed, it has a thin greasy layer on its coat that provides protection and shine )
In addition, you should prepare psychologically for the competition … The leash is an excellent guide to feelings and emotions – if you are nervous and unsure of yourself, the dog will immediately feel it and will be just as excited, naughty …
A little “stress” can be “woken up” by a melancholy animal, and, on the contrary, you should talk to a dog that is easily excitable, as calmly as possible, gently caressing it to maintain its serene state until the end of the exhibition. Sometimes it is required to sharply pull the dog dry and firm “no!” and a jerk of a leash to stop the slightest manifestation of excessive stubbornness or nervousness at the root. Continue reading
The modern European Doberman is a wonderful healthy animal with a magnificent character. Over the past 20 years, the breed has become very popular. But every medal has a flip side: popularity does not always contribute to the improvement of the breed.
It is encouraging, according to the author, that under the influence of a set of tough measures (health research and testing) taken by the German Dobermann club (DV.e. V.) and the International Doberman club (IDC) (President Mr. Hans Wiblishauser), the number of animals allowed for breeding is significantly limited.
To protect the breed from the so-called breeders who, speculating on its popularity, are in a hurry to satisfy their short-term commercial interests and are practically not engaged in breeding, but in the “mass reproduction” of Dobermans (with all the ensuing consequences), a series of tests has been developed in Europe in the main areas of research : Continue reading
If you take the Doberman puppy in the car, take someone with you to hold the puppy in his arms – he will be calmer. Take a couple of towels and an old sweater with you to wrap your puppy – it will be more convenient for him. It is worth recalling that such a large puppy, such as an eight-week-old Doberman, is risky and even dangerous while driving in a car to leave unattended and not to keep.
On the way home, talk with the puppy and remember that during the trip he should not be let out of the car. It is best to go straight home and arrange your puppy there as soon as possible. On arrival, feed him warm milk and let him meet you. Let the little Doberman wander around: after all, he feels very unusual and lonely – he lacks his mother, brothers and sisters.
Now that, finally, you really have a beautiful, attractive Doberman puppy with meek eyes, a chubby belly and excessively large paws at home, give him the opportunity to get to know you. Let him walk around the room and discover her scent. When he comes to you, let him sniff you. Scratch the puppy’s ears and pat him, and then for a short period of time do not pay attention to him. Continue reading