My Dobe runs the perimeter constantly. Smart dogs.
Man, I envy those with Dobes that can “run the perimeter”. Mine would jauntily run off down the street exploring.
He is excellent in the house when I set him to “look”, but he’s never been allowed off leash outdoors due to his reluctance to obey a recall command. He’s a rescue that was kept in a cellar the first year of his life, tormented by the family children periodically.
We’ve had him years now, but I know I could not trust him to be off leash. Our Palli, now she was a different story. I remember once she was in the yard with me and she saw my sons legs sticking out of his car (working on something) she went into that catlike crouch, all tension and focus, and went to check him out. It’s beautiful to see them work like that.
Of course when she realized it was her boy she turned into a bouncing puppy in a split second. Sure do miss her.
Mine died in my arms a year ago. Miss that girl so much. We rescued her at 1 year. She was my 3rd Dobe and my wife’s very first dog. Those two were like BFF. No better dog than a Dobie for your personal and family protection. They were bred for just that purpose. Smart as a whip and athletic to the max. She was with us for 11 years. What a blessing.
Is yours outside all the time?
Mine are indoor dogs.
[too cold out for them in the winter and heartworm skeeters around in the summer...spoiled sofa brats]