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FARLOW

FARLOW
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Male
Color: Red w/rust
Age: 11 1/2 mos.
WT: 70 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Neutered
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Barks at other dogs, but wants to play.
Curious of cat, sniffed and tried to play.  Probably would be a little too rough around a cat.
Good with older children.
Over the years, we’ve seen it too many times to count.  A family chooses a Doberman pup for whatever reason, having no concept of what it takes to a) raise and train a pup; and b) raise and train a Doberman pup.  Further, they have no concept regarding the incredible demand, energy level, engagement level, and rambunctious, if-you-don’t-train-me-I’ll-take-over-and-run-your-lives level of Dober intelligence and breeding.

These dogs need to be loved, nurtured, and trained very consistently over time before they settle in to the amazing adults they will become.  The first two years are a constant challenge if they are not started well from a very early age.  

Mind you, I’m not talking about being heavy handed.  There’s no need to be hard on a pup.  It does real harm and can ruin the dog for life.  But I am talking about kind, gentle, consistent, patient training.  These dogs are very smart and strong-willed, and they will take over if they are left to their own devices.  They are made to “work,” and they must be given a “job” to keep them satisfied.  Naturally, there’s some variation among them, but generally speaking, that’s how it is.

Young Farlow is a perfect example.  His owners turned him in to a rescue because his behavior was out of control and they had lost their authority with him.  Thankfully, Rescue Angels found him and delivered him safely to us, where he can get the proper care and guidance as he transitions to a new home.
 
He is very mouthy.  He barks ferociously when at the fence (but once out will kiss the person he just barked at a second before), and he jumps all over a person.  This is all his natural, untrained way of saying he wants his human to engage with him.  He’s very eager to please but has no idea so far regarding how to do that.  He’s young, energetic and strong, and of course is rowdy on a leash.  He loves attention and will follow a person anywhere for an opportunity to sniff new areas and explore with his human.

The discerning reader will understand this is an excellent dog who is still young and who has not had the benefit of the type and extent of training that will mold him into an amazing adult.  In the short time he has been with us, he is already making progress and is willing to please.  he just needs to be shown the way.
 

Look a his pictures; watch him move if you schedule an appointment and come for a visit.  "Outstanding Doberman" is written all over him and bred into his genes.  But they aren’t born with the inherent knowledge of how to behave.  That comes from loving, consistent guidance.  With one like this it can be an exasperating test of wills, and in his case, the humans lost.  Now we’re looking for a home where the humans understand and are willing and able to guide him to the perfection that is built in to him and awaiting the necessary understanding.

Volunteer comments:
    “My first impression of Farlow was a little intimidation as he was barking at me from the other side of the fence.  He has a serious look about him, and I suspect he would deter any unwelcome visitors.  Once you get past the initial false bravado, you quickly find an affectionate baby who loves to play with and be around people.  It all depends on which side of the fence you’re on. Inside, it’s all play and kisses.  Outside, it’s “If I don’t know you, you’re not coming in my yard!”
 
    “Farlow was happy to sit on my lap as I sat inside his run with him.  He gave me kisses and enjoyed the attention.  He's very affection and has a Doberman grin as big as Texas.  He's going to make a great companion for someone.”
 
I can’t overstate the fact that this is an outstanding fellow who is most eager to be in and engaged with a family that loves him, interacts with him, and takes him into their hearts as well as their home.  If you think you may be that family, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come spend some time getting to know him.  Just don’t plan on leaving without him, if you do.


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