I'm considering getting a Doberman as my next furry companion. However, I've heard conflicting opinions on their trainability. Some people say they're intelligent and easy to train, while others have mentioned that they can be stubborn and difficult to work with.
I have a bit of experience with dog training, but I wouldn't consider myself an expert by any means. I've trained a few basic commands to my current dog (a Shih Tzu) but nothing too complex. I'm willing to put in the time and effort to train my dog properly, but I'm just wondering if Dobermans are generally harder to train than other breeds.
Any insights or personal experiences with Doberman training would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I have had a Doberman for about three years now, and my experience with training him has been a mixed bag. I find that Dobermans are high-energy dogs that require a lot of attention and exercise. Failure to give them sufficient attention and exercise can lead to behavioral problems such as destructive chewing and excessive barking.
In terms of training, my Doberman has been stubborn at times. But what I've found is that consistency, patience and positive reinforcement are key to successful training. I've noticed that this breed is a quick learner and has a strong desire to please, but they can be overly sensitive and respond poorly to punishment.
One thing I would say is that socializing your Doberman is really important. Early socialization can help ensure that they grow up to be well-behaved, confident dogs. This breed can also be fiercely loyal and protective of their owners, so teaching them how to interact positively with other people and dogs is especially important.
In conclusion, I think that Dobermans can be trained, but it does take time, patience, and a consistent approach. They are high-energy dogs that require plenty of attention and exercise to stay happy and healthy. But with love, patience and the right approach to training, they can be great companions.