As Dobermans are naturally predisposed to guard, if she misses you for a minute, she is instantly coming to check on you. When she finds you she will sit and guard you! She is extremely smart and knows when she has been naughty - like not coming in when called. She thinks it's funny to take your shoes or bath towel outside! She doesn't chew them up, just moves them.
A few weeks after we brought her home she grabbed one of my tennis socks. I told her to drop it, to no avail and of course, chased her around to retrieve it. She sat down, looked at me and swallowed it!! After 2 days and no sock "delivered", we took her to the vet who xrayed her. The vet told us we had 3 more days to see if she'd get rid of it, or they would have to operate. On day 3 she threw it up!
I was never so happy to see a pukey sock in my life!!! Lela loves her squeak toys, will grab one and continually squeak it until you chase her or play hide & seek. I could go on and on about how much we love this dog. Although her name is Lela, I call her "Boo Boo", "Miss Pretty", "Queenie" and "Sissy Boo Boo"! She comes to all of them. Thanks so much for letting me go on and on about our angel! - Rita