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|Barked: Mon Aug 28, '06 5:10pm PST |
|Welcome! Sorry for the delay in response, we've been playing on Myrtle Beach! Um, to answer your question, only you will be able to determine whether this play fighting is becoming serious enough to ellicit help from a professional trainer. I will tell you from my personal experience that my two girls play fight pretty hard, they show teeth and pinch each other, as well as make the house sound as if it is about to come down around us all! They will reluctantly cease the fight with a booming, firm command to cut it out. In the beginning, I had to place them in time out (physically.), but, only because I don't care for rough playtime indoors. Young Dobies are very energetic and with your home consisting of a male and female, my guess is that they are in fact playing, just maybe a little too rough for your liking. During a play session, nobody should become injured. If that is the case, you may want to consult a trainer. Your situation with a male and female together is actually what most trainers would recommend for a balanced home environment, I am hard-headed, I was determined to make it work with my two girls and so far everything is coming up roses. You may want to consider structuring thier home life to only allow rough playtime outdoors, it dosen't seem as loud and dangerous when you are not enclosed in a small space. Let me know if you have any other questions that I may can help you with. Thank-you for saving your precious babies, I love to hear of successful Doberman adoptions! - Stephanie, Phoenix and Mina.|