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I have seen only one other Doberman litter in my life with drive like these little puppies have. If you want a real working dog or successful Sport dog, this is it. Seriously watch them.
Why Dobermans don’t like to go out in the rain.
I hear people discussing all the time that their Dobermans won’t go outside in the rain or snow, or they won’t walk on wet grass etc. I hear other people who have their dogs on Jetskis, boats, in swimming pools, playing in snow etc.
So what is the difference if they are all the same breed? What if they even come from the same litter? It is quite simple. You are!
I discuss all the time that Dobermans are the only dog bred specifically for protection. Their relationship with their people is everything. They want to be where you are doing what you are doing.
So let me ask this of the folks whose Dobermans don’t like to go out in the rain. How many of you went out with them? Starting from the time they are puppies. If you simply shove them out the door to go do their business while you wait inside where it is warm and dry, where do you think they want to be? However if you go outside in the rain with them, play a game of fetch, run around and splash around a little and have a good time, where do you think they will want to be?
It really is that simple, your own reactions are teaching them what to prefer. If you don’t run outside in the rain and make it look fun, they are never going to see it as fun either…
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Todays winter condition tip for your Dobies if you are active out in the ice and snow.
You can condition a Dobermans foot to do well in the elements, but if you didn’t already do it, you will need to protect the feet from ice melt, snow and ice. Some dogs will wear boots which is a great solution there are many good ones out there to buy. If your dog won’t wear boots, you can smear vasaline in between the toes and on the pads to help prevent ice buildup between the toes. Wipe it off at home again with a paper towel and come inside to warm up! Remember Ice melt can cause chemical burns so boots are the best option in urban areas. Protect those ears they have the least amount of circulation and can frostbite easily. Go out and enjoy the snow, but do it safely.