Here’s a handsome young Doberboy who came to us from a family whose determination to have a fabulous Dober as part of their family perhaps overrode their awareness of the make up of that family. There were two small children and a third on the way when they brought him into their home, and it didn’t take long for them to realize that trying to manage everything at once was more than they expected. As a result, he came to Elijah’s House while we seek a home that is able to devote the necessary time and attention to a canine family member. It won't take long.
Being a young Dober who had been kenneled most every moment, this beauty absolutely loves to play (favorite toys are balls and squeaky toys), and not surprisingly his enthusiasm tends to exceed propriety. A little gentle, consistent guidance and training, as ought to be done with any untrained young Dober, will undoubtedly bring him along and season him into the incredible adult he is sure to become. He seems especially to enjoy and be friendly with female dogs, but that’s not unusual, particularly for one who has only recently been neutered.
Although he hasn’t had much training yet, he does know the following commands: “Sit,” “Here,” “Down,” and “Wait.” And of course he’s capable of a great deal more, depending on how much his owner wants to work with him. Considering his kenneling and the minimal training to this point, it’s pleasantly surprising to see that he walks very easily on a leash.
It’s been especially endearing to see him follow our volunteer, Jim, around like a little puppy dog. Jim had the wheelbarrow and was putting down gravel in various bare spots, while Zhivago happily stayed by his side and trotted alongside him as he moved from one spot to the next.
Here are some comments from our volunteers: “If someone is looking for perfect Doberman they won't get much closer than this boy. He’s loving, attentive, aware, and handsome. He was a one-finger-on-the-leash walker and stayed by my side without pulling. He’s attentive and alert. While I was working in the yard, he never let me out of his sight, and when I wasn't doing something, he wanted to play (loves the jolly ball). And he loves giving kisses!”
“Being Jim's favorite won't matter because this boy will find his home fast!”
"He’s a beautiful dog, very loving and playful. Would love to go home with a jolly ball!”
If this astonishingly handsome young Dober-in-training appeals to you, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved and come see for yourself if he’s a fit. I’m thinking if you end up making him part of your family, it’ll be a love story for the ages.