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Doberman Discussions / Re: Doberman, small help
« on: April 18, 2009, 01:49:31 pm »
Well, she's lucky and we are too but we got a bad report fom the Vet. She has them just as bad. We gave all her meds, picked up all the poop, etc. Spic n Span. Now, 10 more days of meds. Vet says will recheck in 3 weeks. I read online where she needs to be rechecked the day of the last dose of meds or the next day, not 10 days after that. May have rechecked at another Vet. Very disappointed. Also saw where the breeder now has the same litter of pups back up for sale. No way she cured 10 of them in the past 2 weeks. Are there other remedies that could help? Maybe some small amount of garlic? Very disillusioned.

Up a couple of pictures I saw a dog shredding paper. Since this could be any dog, age/size or gender, how do you train this obviously bad habit out? We've tried not leaving paper of any kind out but if it's not that it could be anything else, better some paper than furniture or bedspreads. Scolding after the fact has yielded no results.

Doberman Discussions / Re: Roughhousing with other dogs in house?
« on: April 15, 2009, 09:25:50 am »
Great! That's what I (we) needed to hear. Guess it is more normal than we thought. It seems appropriate for fun and exercise and to also establish the pack order since it isn't going "too" far. The "Settle !" command will definitely be used. Is it just a one word spoken command or do we need to preface it with training/followup? And at what age do we begin commands and age appropriate training. We took our Miniature Schnauzers to a PetSmart Puppy Class and both did well.

Doberman Discussions / Re: Roughhousing with other dogs in house?
« on: April 14, 2009, 04:00:10 pm »
So far, so good, we keep it down somewhat but my question is, besides calling them down each time and hollering "No!" several times how can we keep them from giving each other 'that look' and starting to scrap again? It seems to be a repetitive problem that we can't get a true handle on. They'll just start again later or tomorrow. They wouldn't intentionally hurt each other but the process gets old. If we are suppose to be in control how do we maintain it in this situation? Or, is this just innocent play that we should allow a little as play and exercise?

Doberman Discussions / Roughhousing with other dogs in house?
« on: April 14, 2009, 03:07:10 pm »
Our 2 female Miniature Schnauzers like to roughhouse with each other. Now comes a 7-8 week old female Doberman. One of them likes to play rough with the little one, 17 versus 8 pounds. Should we allow it or put a stop to it? We don't want it to cause a more aggressive tendency. Your comments, help and experience would be greatly appreciated.

Doberman Discussions / Re: Doberman, small help
« on: April 14, 2009, 02:44:25 pm »
True, can't get away from proper and time tested vet meds. Gave her the last of the worm med today. Due to be checked this Friday. Hope she's clear. Plus hope our two Miniature Schnauzers aren't troubled with them. We'll take samples for all three. She's doubled her weight since we got her. At 7 1/2 weeks old she's a solid 8.2 lbs. She'll soon surpass the other two at 14 and 17 lbs and they'll wonder where their little sister went. We're taking lots of pics and vids to remember this special time, not that they all aren't.

Doberman Discussions / Re: Doberman, small help
« on: April 11, 2009, 12:35:02 pm »

This is what I am going by. Looks like it won't hurt. It's definitely an interesting read. I won't give up the vet meds but after the puppy tests clear I plan to keep up the regimen.

Doberman Discussions / Re: Doberman, small help
« on: April 11, 2009, 10:43:05 am »
Thanks, she seems to be doing better but won't know until Thursday when we take her back in to check for worms. I heard about and researched and am trying as of this morning a small daily treatment of feed grade diatomaceous earth. It was expensive online but found it at the feed store in Waxahachie a lot cheaper. And no it's not for swimming pools. It's suppose to negate all parasites. We'll see.

The breeder took her ad out of the paper and online. She says all the rest of the litter has the same worms. They were all 7 weeks old yesterday. I hope they all get the best treatment. Taylur is.

Doberman Discussions / Re: Doberman, small help
« on: April 10, 2009, 04:24:53 am »
Well, here's a few pics of 7 week old Taylur in her now natural habitat. Yes, I found a lot better puppy food by the name of Diamond. She weighs 6.4 lbs this morning.

Doberman Discussions / Re: Doberman, small help
« on: April 09, 2009, 02:26:41 pm »
I'll look at PetSmart this weekend. All 3 of my dogs love it so may try some small bags of better kinds to test at first.
I'll upload a pic or 3 tomorrow.

Besides the point, does anyone know about the Caucasian breed? Are they an AKC or other standard? They look like a small bear. I wonder if they shed as bad as a Lab?

Doberman Discussions / Re: Doberman, small help
« on: April 09, 2009, 09:48:04 am »
Thanks for the responses. We will have had her a week tomorrow and she seems to be out of the woods. We should have been more wary. We saw a pic of her in the Ft Worth Star Telegram online and fell in love with her. The breeder, we feel, was deceptive. She only showed us the one puppy, none of the others. She kept her on her back so we couldn't see the ribs showing along her backside. Taylur is on 2 meds, 3 days on one and 10 days on the other. She eats well on puppy Science Diet. Don't know if we should but are supplementing about a tablespoon on colustrum milk powder mixed in a little water per day. She is active a lot now with our 2 Miniature Schnauzers but sleeps her share. Thank you again. She weighed 6.0 lbs this morning and is 7 weeks old now.

Doberman Discussions / Doberman, small help
« on: April 07, 2009, 12:43:25 pm »
We just bought a 6 week old female black and rust. Her dad weighs 125 and mom 85. She weighed 4.5 pounds at the Vet's. She has worms: guardia and coxsillus <sp?>. Meds give her loose stools. 4 days later she's up to 5.2 pounds but still has loose stool even with Kaopectate. She wants to have fun and be energetic but lays down a lot. We love her dearly and wouldn't give her up. Not sure what all we can do to turn this possible tragedy around. Would appreciate any constructive help.

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