Now introducing Hope, the 3 month old Doberman! I have been missing Muffin so bad lately, and feeling guilty about the thought of another dog coming into my life, even though I felt the need for the love that comes along with a dog. I brought her home at 3 months - she was taken out of what appeared to be a hoarding/past BYB situation. Bad tail dock aparently, no shots. None of the animals were properly cared for, and she was being kept outside! The nerve. Her parents were also kept in a separate lot outside with no toys and probably hardly ever any love - the male was starving for it, the female was so nervous, probably due to lack of socialization and too much energy to care. It was so sad. If the male hadn't been nuetered, and both for sale as a "bonded pair", I wouldn't have brought her home. But I'm so glad I did... I have become so attached to her in just 4 short days. She follows me around the house, is always underfoot, is getting so good at potty training, and when she sleeps with me at night she snuggles as close as she can get. It just kills me when she wags that little nub as hard as she can! She has done a total reversal in just a few short days and is a precious girl. Owning a dobie is all that people claimed it to be, so far. I can't wait to watch her grow up... she will be a big dog. As I type this, she has her head laying on my arm, sprawled out on the couch... love bug, much? A few questions for the many dog people we have on the forum - her tail was apparently not docked right at the beginning, the end of it is a scab. Is there anything I can do to help that heal up? It's not hurting her but it does apparently itch. Any tips on how to get her to not be mouthy with our fleshy parts? I've been firmly saying no, and then pushing her/her muzzle away and if she treats it like a game I say it louder and point my finger in her general direction and stop playing. And sometimes, she tends to get hot and pant/in her sleep, even though it's not actually hot (about 72-4 in the house). Is this just because she's hot natured? It's been 12 years since I had a pup. Lol, totally forgot what it feels like to worry about EVERYTHING and worry about her ALL the time! I can't wait to get her in for the first checkup and get her the first shots. Too bad I'll have to find a new vet first.