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Old 09-21-2004, 08:22 AM
jasonl jasonl is offline
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Location: Bournemouth UK
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Unhappy Dobe & Owner Need Advice

I have a lovely dobermann called Jezz, he will be 2 years old in December.

I have had Jezz since he was about 10 weeks old, he is a really lovely dog, with the best temperament I have ever seen.

The trouble is that me and my partner both work.
My parents live very close and let Jezz out at lunchtimes, but other than that he is left all alone with just the radio as company.

We live in town and so he only has basic walks around the park/streets most days, but two or three times a week we do try and take him off into the forest where he can run for all his worth.
But after an hour or two of running around in the forest he is still not tired.

When we (me/my partner) are at home Jezz is ALWAYS wanting attention, he is fully in your face wanting to be played with, there is no peace.
Please do not get me wrong, I am not angry at him for this, I understand why he is like this.

The reason for writing on here is to get some advice.

I have been thinking of getting Jezz rehomed, to a family that can spend more time with him, and show him more attention.
Whilst thinking about this, I know it is the easy answer, and I know it is probably good for him as well as us, but it churns me up inside, I really would miss him so.

As an alternative I have been wondering if another dog may be an answer, they could keep each other company during the day and play with each other when out and in the evenings.
Not another Dobermann but a fast small dog.

The question is, would this work? or am I just escalating the problem.

Please give me some advice, as I dont want to loose this great friend, but at the same time I want to do what is best for HIM.
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