Doberman Training And The Facts You Need To Know
By Mikee Dunn
The Doberman is a very special dog breed who has many incredible characteristics and personality traits. However these very same wonderful characteristics are what can get you into some decent trouble down the road if you don’t undergo proper Doberman training. Before you start training you’re Doberman, you have to understand their specific traits and personality, so that you can properly stimulate them.
- The Doberman is a very loyal dog that needs to always be close to their family. Like most German breeds, they seem to become closer to one particular member within the family more then others. The individual who becomes closest (the “master”) to their Doberman should be the one that is engaged in training most heavily.
- Because the Doberman is so loyal and family oriented, it is always very eager to please its owner/s. This makes Doberman training far easier then many other breeds, and the owner can take advantage of this trait and increase the success rate of the training.
- The Doberman is a breed that can be very aggressive and dominate if it does not undergo proper Doberman training. Doberman’s by nature are dominate dogs and need to be put in place (never by force) by a dominate and assertive owner. This breed is not recommended for timid individuals.
- The Doberman is very protective of its family and home, and it’s because of this trait that if not trained properly it can become far too protective, aggressive and wary of any people other then family in its home or even on walks. It is very important that this breed be properly socialized at a young age and it taken out into public settings often. It should also be mentioned that if you don’t usually have guests in your home and socialize your Doberman among them, they may be okay with outside the home, but within it.
Like any other breed of dog the Doberman needs to undergo specific Doberman training to ensure that it grows up to be a great family pet and well mannered dog. Too often throughout my career as a trainer and breeder have I seen many people try to train their Doberman’s like their Labs, and of course pay the price in the long run. Make sure that you are armed with the proper knowledge and resources to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you during you’re Doberman training.