This handsome, bright, energetic young Doberboy came to us from a home where he’d been since a pup. Unfortunately he spent long periods of time in a crate and also didn’t have the benefit of even rudimentary training, so basically he’s outstanding raw material, ready for lots of exercise and to be trained to his level of ability (which of course is very high).
Thankfully, his owners realized that their dreams and hearts were larger than their ability to meet his needs, and with the help of rescue angels he made his way to Elijah’s House, where we will work with him while he’s here and see that he goes to a forever home that can completely meet his needs.
In the absence of training, he tends to jump up some. His greater need, however, is for training regarding being "mouthy." Some Dobermans have a tendency, due to their abundant energy and desire to be “in touch” with their humans, to use their mouths to get and hold the attention of their humans. While this ii intended as play and good will, this tendency can range from essentially nonexistent, to gentle, loving mouthing, to rowdy beyond all reason in the rare case.
When a Doberman is that rowdy, it is usually because he's had no correction along the way and has no sense of appropriateness or limits. Brighton came to us with no sense of how rough he can play at times, and this will need to be addressed in order for him to learn what is reasonable. He gets "on the jazz," and must be reeled back in. This will require someone who is either experienced at training in this regard or who is willing to be trained along with him.
Mama Carol shares this observation:
“Long walks seems to help him the most. He likes to "have a job" and will start off a little on the crazy side, but then settle down and enjoy himself. This also will help with the much-needed bonding process with his new owner.”
Since he arrived here, he’s spent a lot of time just running in our expansive fenced areas. That boundless energy, along with his enthusiastic goodwill and desire to be with humans, indicates his joy at being out of the crate as he does his best to make up for lost play, exercise, and contact time.
A couple of our volunteers have shared these impressions so far:
“Brighton has a lot of energy but is also focused. He followed me from yard to yard never letting me out of his sight. And loves giving kisses!”
“Brighton is an exuberant young Doberman who longs for attention.”
“Brighton is incredibly striking and full of energy that requires lots of play, exercise time, and human interaction. I can’t emphasize enough how much this sweet boy aims to please! Once he settles, he has such a gentle demeanor, and he will cover you in adorable kisses. He is well-suited to an owner who can give him lots of time, interactive training and unending love!
So if young, handsome, highly enthusiastic, and ready to be trained are what you’re looking for, make an appointment to meet him once your application is approved, and come see if you can keep up with him. I’m sure if you decide to make him part of your family, you’ll be blessed with years of grateful and joyful companionship.