Skip to comments.Beauty Moment Of The Day: Little Girl Paints Dobermanís Nails
Posted on 11/17/2011 8:43:57 AM PST by Altariel
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“I’m glad you got better. :)”
I’m doin’ okay for a double-zombie, I reckon....:-P
“We had various dobies when I was a kid, they were all sweethearts. Unless you messed with their humans, then they were death on four legs.”
Ergo, ~good~ dogs.
That was the pact we made with canids, back in the dim and distant past.
The best ones still honor the deal.
The reality is that they think too independently.
[which makes for problems when “blindly following orders”]
My Wonder Dobe and I were at the final meet of our advanced obedience class and it was test day.
On the long down, he was a hundred feet away, lying down, theoretically awaiting my recall command, 10 minutes later.
Instead, he began to sloooooowly commando crawl back to me *but* was keeping himself totally flat to the ground, and technically still in the “down position”.
The onlookers were laughing at his brilliant solution to laying his pristine self on the dirty wet blacktop unnecessarily.
Just as the 10 minutes were up, he plopped his grinning face on top of my sneaker, nubby tail wagging furiously.
He was *so* pleased with himself.
[I wanted to die]...LOL
In everybody’s memory, it was the first time they’d ever seen the strict, humorless, German born trainer laugh.
Because he thought the dog was brilliant, having violated the letter of the law but ~not~ the spirit [he *was* “down” the whole time] he passed us in spite of Laughing Boy’s antics.
The breed is the easiest in the world to obedience train but the hardest to finish to an obedience title.
They are terrible for “anticipating commands”.
When Odin was a pup, I literally taught him to sit/down/give paw/give other paw in <15 minutes.
Now he does all of those things like he’s being judged for speed...and worse than that, I can’t even get the first sound of a command out of my mouth before he’s ~already~ doing it.
Case in point, I’ll manage to say the sound “Gih” and suddenly, a huge paw is slamming into my hand.
Yeah, that’s “cool” but it takes points off an obedience trial score.
Your dog is supposed to instantly obey your verbal/hand command...*not* psychically divine your every intention and beat you to the punch....;D
And one of the “lads” was a lass.
Go look at the photo.
Like a skinny Black & Tan Coonhound.
[but the eyes always give them away]
It’s called “suspension of disbelief”.
Dog: “I don’t remember signing up for this, but the bed is warm and this girl pets me and lets me sleep with her (and guard her) so it’s all good.”
I had a miniature poodle that we found at a lumberyard. He was adorable, and while my mother in law’s girl poodles had nail polish, Homer never did. Poodles are the best dogs - I’ve always wanted a standard size one. You don’t see them much now: I think they were a trend in the 80s.
My rottweiler dog when shaved looks like a doberman. But he lives in Chino Valley now and needs every strand of fur he can grow so he can lie down in the snow. His name is Toby but we always called him Tobsters.
So, I found a picture. You're absolutely right.
“See? I am lying down, Master.”
I bet you have thousands of great Doberman stories.
The eyes and that regal neck give up the game. The half-curl tail, too.
I like the piece of leash attached in your picture. That fella got bored and went for a walkabout!
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