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PRAISE

PRAISE
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Black w/Rust
Age: 3 yrs.
WT: 68.5 lbs. (thin)
Ears: Cropped (one flops)
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Great with other dogs.
No exposure to cats other than exposure to an outdoor cat   and that went well.
Good with older children.

Flopped ear notwithstanding, this handsome young Doberboy is calendar material. Despite his good looks, energy, and eager interest, his training lags far behind. He seems to have been left to his own devices, and at this point shows a lack of understanding as to how a well-mannered Dober should behave.

There are lots of pluses, which I'll get to in a minute, but the first thing we're trying to do is to get him to stop humping everything that moves, both human and canine! Maybe he's just a happy, thankful fellow and figures that's the way to express it; maybe his not having been neutered is a factor; but we all know how annoying such behavior can be. He also tends to “love bite." This is a harmless but aggravating tendency to nibble a bit on a person – again, likely an expression of affection but not a desirable one.  In fairness to him, his original "home" was an apartment where he was crated most of the time.  It's no wonder if he's a grateful dog so thrilled with his freedom he doesn't know how to express it.

 

He had recently been listed on the internet and adopted by a family with an older female Dober. As sometimes happens, however, she didn't accept him into the family, so his new owners surrendered him to us to await a new home.

On the plus side, there's a good list of positive characteristics and behaviors. He tends to stay under the kitchen table during the day and at sleep time. He's a good watch dog who will bark if he hears someone approaching or ringing the doorbell. He absolutely loves attention, playtime and being made of, and will respond by giving kisses and ear washes.

He understands commands such as “no,” sit,” “come” and “bad,” but his response falls off when he's excited. He enjoys being outside sunning, or relaxing in the shade. He's not bothered by loud noises, such as the lawn mower and vacuum. He loves car rides and putting his nose out the window. He showed no aggression toward a cat outdoor. And he does no damage to things in the house when left alone.

He does occasionally jump up to greet and, as mentioned earlier, there's that humping and “love biting” thing. That may very well be associated with his desire to be accepted and to express affection in his new-and-as-yet-uncertain-to-him circumstances, but it's not the best way to win friends and influence people.

Volunteer comments:

Praise is a young and energetic Dobie that just brings a smile to your face. He's a very social fellow who just needs someone to take him to finishing school. Praise just wants to do whatever you are doing, and he lets you know by showing his excitement. He just needs to understand boundaries, because he doesn't have any! Don't get me wrong, this guy is a GREAT dog. He has a ton of love and smiles to give, but he can be a bit of a bull in a china shop. I think teenagers would love this guy because he is up for anything and just wants to be a best friend. With his energy and personality, you will cherish your time with him, and he'll leave a huge hole in your heart when he's gone.”

“This young Doberboy is the epitome of love and energy in one bundle! I doubt you’ll ever find another dog as excited to see you as Praise. As a matter of fact, he gets excited to see everybody. The first time I met him at one of the gates going into the playground, you would have thought I was his best buddy that he hadn’t seen in months. As I leaned over the gate he started eagerly giving me kisses and jumping up and down. When I saw him two days later, it was a repeat of the first meeting. Later in the day I had the chance to spend some time with him in one of the outside shelters, and after getting a few energetic kisses we engaged in a game of tug of war with a Jolly ball and rope that lasted until he wore me out.”

I think you can see from all this, that this is just an enthusiastic, eager, loverboy who has had no training and needs a kind, gentle hand to bring his behavior to the level of his natural beauty and gifts.

If you think you may be the person to do that, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come prepared to meet this enthusiastic fellow as you fend off his loving advances! Despite his youthful lack of comprehension, he'll steal your heart all the same, and if you choose to make him part of your family, praise is what you will have for him soon enough.



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