At home. Baby and puppy
“Oh!” and that says a lot. And if at home and a child aged 5 years, who at 9 months did not go, but ran and runs until now, not giving the slightest chance even to Energizer batteries, then this is “OU !!!” doubly. The energies of both over the edge, and how not to give her a way out?
We dabbled together, skkodali together, but actually why in the past tense. Even now they continue to do this after two years and quite successfully.
From the very beginning, we explained to our daughter how to handle the puppy, it turned out to be taught to respect both one and the other, and now they are, well, just girlfriends, so to speak. And there was everything: knocked down knees running around one after another; and scratches; and bruises, when, flying, towards each other, they looked everywhere, but not forward, and screamed and squeaked scattered in different directions; and t-shirts and pants torn in a fit of joy of a puppy. There were also tattered wallpapers, eaten shoes, an umbrella and three brooms, torn kitchen curtains carefully and laid under his ass, repeated research and turning over the garbage can, and subsequently pulling it like a magnet for a long time, even learned to open the doors thanks to this “magnet”. And this is despite the huge number of purchased toys. And puddles, puddles, puddles … But there were also frightened guests jumping into Doberman’s arms who had the imprudence to sit in her favorite chair.
There were many experiences and tears due to a serious knee injury received by our Dobermashka in childhood. Sleepless nights, whining with pain, injections, painkillers. Then my daughter, looking into Andryukha’s wet and exhausted eyes, asked:
“Mom, are Dobermans able to cry?”
Yes, there were a lot of things, just not to list. And all difficulties brought together even more. To summarize: no matter what, we never regretted that Andryukha appeared in our family.
What can i say now
Doberman Based on his little experience with Doberman, it is unlikely that my opinion will be convincing, but I still try to formulate it.
This is really a dog with character. But if you have the strength and time to direct it in the right direction, you just can’t imagine what admiration you will be in. Happy Doberman Owners, I think, will understand me. Doberman gives all his love and affection to his Masters, but at the same time requires the same love and affection from them. And here everything should be sincere, otherwise nothing will work. Love, but do not forget about education. I read somewhere and remembered very well that it was the Doberman females who are very sensitive and vulnerable creatures and are similar to a musical instrument that is easily upset in the hands of bad musicians. Something like the Stradivarius violin in the hands of a fair jester. Personally, this comparison helped me take our Dobermash very seriously.
These are excellent defenders with a fairly high level of intelligence and a subtle mind. I will give an example. When her husband walks with Andryukha, she runs back quite far, plays with the dogs, continuing to follow him with one eye, just in case. But if for some reason he cannot go for a walk, and we go for a walk with his daughter, and if also in the dark, she will not leave us a step away. And she doesn’t care: cats, acquaintances, unfamiliar dogs … Believe me, nobody taught her this. This is probably on a subconscious level. She just feels that we are weaker and need her Doberman protection. He feels and protects, not rushing and not barking at anyone approaching us from dusk, but simply, becoming in a rack, freezes and hypnotizes with his eyes, ready to intercede for us if necessary.
This is truly an exceptional breed. And very energetic. It must be understood. You need to “go ahead a couple of steps” all the time, otherwise it will simply crush you with its intelligence. Whoever can understand the Doberman and cope with all the difficulties, and there will be many of them, he will just get an ocean of pleasure from communicating with her.