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 Sunnybrook Dobermans Crate Training

Your Sunnybrook Doberman will adjust well to being in his crate.
Since he was weaned he has learned to spend some quiet time alone in his crate.
Buy a crate just large enough for him to turn around and lie down in comfortably, if you purchase too large of a crate he may relieve himself in the corner away from his bed.
Keep in mind that he will grow and you will eventually need to purchase a new one.

Crating your Doberman puppy when you are away or unable to watch him will help prevent accidents, chewing and other unwanted behaviors.

Your Doberman puppy will learn to enjoy his quiet time.
It is a common misconception that crate training your Doberman puppy is a cruel practice. This is just not true! Think of "Wolfs Dens" or "Coyote / Fox holes", even though domesticated your Sunnybrook Doberman is still a dog with dog instincts!

Keep your crate covered for privacy and your Sunnybrook Doberman will love his crate!
Remember your Sunnybrook Doberman wants to be with you at all times, he will be worried about your safety and whereabouts. Keep his crate nearby where he can see and hear you, if you lock your puppy away from you it will cause him a great deal of stress!

Be ready to start crate training your Sunnybrook Doberman puppy as soon as you bring him home. The first time you put your Doberman puppy in his crate should be after a period of play or exercise and most importantly right after he's relieved himself outside, let him wind down from his play time first, then put him in his crate, close the door and go about your normal routine.

Understand that he will cry for you because he was just taken away from home and probably spent a scary few hours on a noisy plane, please don't reward his crying by getting him back out of his crate when you've put him in for bedtime!

During the day only take him out when he's quiet, don't expect him to live in a crate though! He wants to be with his master and he needs to be with his master, that is why you purchased a Sunnybrook Doberman in the first place right?

So, the first night when you come home with him make sure he's fed and watered and after 2-3 hours have went by take him outside until he's completed his duties then you can put him in his crate for the night. Give him AMPLE time to complete his needs! Do not rush him or you will only have accidents as soon as you bring him in the house.

Expect your 8 week old puppy to be taken outside for the last time at 11:00 pm and taken back out by 5:00 am. Remember this only lasts for a couple of weeks, when he's just a bit older he will have better control of himself and will last thru the night just like a human baby.

As we are only very familiar with our own Sunnybrook Dobermans temperaments, growth and behaviors, please feel free to call or e-mail us at anytime with questions about your Sunnybrook Doberman.
If you do not have a Sunnybrook Doberman please contact your puppies breeder directly as they are the best resource for your puppy's special needs.

By the time your Sunnybrook Doberman is 9 - 10 months old IF YOU ARE DILIGENT in his training, he will be ready to be trusted unsupervised in the house all night long and for extended periods during the day.

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Inner Strength

 If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
 If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
 If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
 If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
 If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
 If you can overlook when people take things out on you when,
    through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
 If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
 If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
 If you can conquer tension without medical help,
 If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
 If you can do all these things,
 Then you are probably the family dog.

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. 

You are his life, his love, his leader.

He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.

You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

If a Dog Were Your Teacher....

You would learn stuff like.....
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When itís in your best interest-practice obedience.
Let others know when theyíve invaded your territory.
Take naps and stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
When youíre happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often youíre scolded, donít buy into the guilt thing and pout... run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something youíre not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

--Author Unknown--