ACL Tear

It started off like any normal day in our household; Fendi loves to go to the park in the morning to run and play fetch. I use this time, while the house is quiet, to do training with the puppy.  As usual, Fendi and the puppy napped most of the afternoon. When Fendi got up, … Continue reading ACL Tear

Ear Cropping – London

It is funny looking back on these posts - because in previous posts I had wrote I did not think I would crop a dogs ears again by choice ... When London came into our life wth floppy ears - I knew immediately I wanted them done if the vet OK'ed it. London came to … Continue reading Ear Cropping – London

Moving Fendi Cross Country

Moving cross country with a full grown doberman was actually much easier then imaginable. Fendi is a certified Service Dog - which definitely made the process much easier. Once again she flew American Airlines - and again they were absolutely wonderful and accommodating with the dog. Danny called the week before to purchase a 3rd … Continue reading Moving Fendi Cross Country

A New Chapter

I randomly received an email the other day about this blog .. honestly since Fendi's original instagram account had been compromised, I had totally forgotten about it. A lot has changed since our last post. Fendi and I are now living in Las Vegas and we have two new additions to the family; Daniel the … Continue reading A New Chapter

Fun Recall/Attention Tricks

Fendi, true to her Doberman nature, is EXTREMELY intelligent. She is always hyper-focused on what she is doing. This makes her a joy to work with, but can present its challenges if the thing she is focused on is not you. Living downtown there are TONS of distractions; people, puppies, sirens ... the list goes … Continue reading Fun Recall/Attention Tricks

Puppy Vs. Dog Park

The dog park is an amazing place for city pups. It is the closest thing to a backyard for most of us with the added bonus of playmates. The dog park can be a great way for both your puppy and you to socialize, but you want to make sure to follow a few steps … Continue reading Puppy Vs. Dog Park

Puppy Games

Dobermans need a lot of stimulation, not just physically, but mentally. I do obedience training with Fendi daily, but it never seems like enough. Sometimes she wanders around the condo, pacing like a lion in the zoo. This is after countless walks, training sessions, and excursions to the dog park, etc... I was advised to … Continue reading Puppy Games

Update on Potty Training (High Rise)

Very pleased to announce that Fendi seems to be completely potty trained at this point. I feel the reason we were able to do this so quickly, even in the condo setting, has been our luxury of time at home with her. I have been taking her out exactly every 3 hours to use the … Continue reading Update on Potty Training (High Rise)

The Dreaded Ear Flop

It happened. I hoped so badly it wouldn't but it did. After 3 whole weeks of Fendi's ear staying up, her right ear flopped back down. It was strange, the first day, she let it flop and brought it back up whenever I held it for a few seconds. I decided to keep an eye … Continue reading The Dreaded Ear Flop

High Rise Potty Training

Potty training can be one of the hardest parts when training a new puppy. With the added challenge of condo living, it can feel like a near impossible task to take on. If you are like me and live in a high-rise, sometimes getting your pup downstairs and to the nearest relief area is near … Continue reading High Rise Potty Training