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That's sort of the low level kind of herding I would need.....just a general helping to get them going along, coming along, keeping moving, or holding them back from going somewhere. Some dogs seem to have this instinctively, no matter the breed, and some have it too much, like this pup I have. He just wants to chase something and doesn't necessarily have any idea in his head what he wants to do with it beyond that. The chickens he wants to hold down and pluck, but seems unable to know how to dispatch, for which I'm very thankful....but he'll learn, most dogs don't need an instruction manual on killing things.
 

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That's sort of the low level kind of herding I would need.....just a general helping to get them going along, coming along, keeping moving, or holding them back from going somewhere. Some dogs seem to have this instinctively, no matter the breed, and some have it too much, like this pup I have. He just wants to chase something and doesn't necessarily have any idea in his head what he wants to do with it beyond that. The chickens he wants to hold down and pluck, but seems unable to know how to dispatch, for which I'm very thankful....but he'll learn, most dogs don't need an instruction manual on killing things.

Whatever breed you go with hopefully it works out for you! I truly love my dobie's but I know they are not for everyone or all situations.
 

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Whatever breed you go with hopefully it works out for you! I truly love my dobie's but I know they are not for everyone or all situations.
Lately I'm finding I am too old for challenging dogs....those that don't train up easily. Just don't have the patience needed for that. Maybe I've just been spoiled by all the good dogs I've had, so the ones that require a lot of work, more patience and even more patience are just too much stress for me now.

Unfortunately, as this herding pup has grown, he's become one of those dogs...I can't even pet him, he's so jazzed up. He can't sit still and just be petted without jumping, twisting, turning, licking, or otherwise spazzing out. He can't just BE around someone calmly, no matter how much exercise he just had. There's no middle ground....either I have to put him in "down" and not touch him or just walk him on a leash and not touch him nor talk to him. ANY stimulus sets him into a frenzy.

Hence, the reason he can't handle the free range chickens....just too much stimulus. The only way he could escape that is to be put into a pen or shed wherein he cannot see the outside world and there's no WAY I'm doing that to any animal.

I've never been around any animal like that...it's like being around a tweaker. It sets my teeth on edge and I find myself growing VERY tense and angry because he just can't be still. I just don't have the time nor the patience to do endless work with this dog to get him where he needs to be in life. I need to find him a home where they can give him a better life and more training than I can offer, as he's a really sweet dog with a lot of intelligence and drive. Just too much dog for me.
 

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Lately I'm finding I am too old for challenging dogs....those that don't train up easily. Just don't have the patience needed for that. Maybe I've just been spoiled by all the good dogs I've had, so the ones that require a lot of work, more patience and even more patience are just too much stress for me now.

Unfortunately, as this herding pup has grown, he's become one of those dogs...I can't even pet him, he's so jazzed up. He can't sit still and just be petted without jumping, twisting, turning, licking, or otherwise spazzing out. He can't just BE around someone calmly, no matter how much exercise he just had. There's no middle ground....either I have to put him in "down" and not touch him or just walk him on a leash and not touch him nor talk to him. ANY stimulus sets him into a frenzy.

Hence, the reason he can't handle the free range chickens....just too much stimulus. The only way he could escape that is to be put into a pen or shed wherein he cannot see the outside world and there's no WAY I'm doing that to any animal.

I've never been around any animal like that...it's like being around a tweaker. It sets my teeth on edge and I find myself growing VERY tense and angry because he just can't be still. I just don't have the time nor the patience to do endless work with this dog to get him where he needs to be in life. I need to find him a home where they can give him a better life and more training than I can offer, as he's a really sweet dog with a lot of intelligence and drive. Just too much dog for me.

Not every dog is a good fit for every situation. It happens and I'm sure you will find him a good home.
 

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Only Dobie I've ever been around for any period of time was my neighbors. He got out of their fence and was up on my porch bothering my cats, I grabbed him by the collar and tried walking him home. Well, that thick neck and little pointy head meant that the collar just slid off. I grabbed him, put the collar back on him, and then gathered the long legged thing up and carried him home... the look on that dogs face was priceless! He probably hadn't been picked up since he was a pup!
 

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Baymule u had a brindle lab what did it look like? A friend of mine has a brindle legged labhe says I say the mom got bred by two males
His color was black with brown stripes like you see on a pit bull, only his hair was longer. His mom was in a concrete floored chain link kennel with a top on it. No other dog bred her but the sire they bred her to.
 

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Only Dobie I've ever been around for any period of time was my neighbors. He got out of their fence and was up on my porch bothering my cats, I grabbed him by the collar and tried walking him home. Well, that thick neck and little pointy head meant that the collar just slid off. I grabbed him, put the collar back on him, and then gathered the long legged thing up and carried him home... the look on that dogs face was priceless! He probably hadn't been picked up since he was a pup!
That's hilarious! Our dobie's all get that look when they get picked up. I dont know what it is but they all do it when they are adults and get picked up.
 

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Years ago, I worked nights and a neighbor's Doberman would meet me at my car door and walk me to the front door. Of course, when he did that the first time, I went in and got him a treat. After that, he was my front door escort. He was a big boy, over 100 pounds and wanted to be a lap dog. I'd sit on the ground and he would lay across my legs, supremely happy.
 
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