I am a proud owner of an adorable Doberman Pinscher named Max, and I am wondering if it is a good idea to keep him in a kennel. I have heard mixed opinions on this topic, and I am not sure what to believe.
Max is currently a year old, and he's a very energetic and active dog. He loves to play, run, and explore his surroundings. However, I sometimes have to leave him at home when I go to work, and I worry about him getting into trouble or causing damage. I have read that kennels can be a safe and secure place for dogs, but I don't want Max to feel confined or restricted.
I understand that every dog is different, and what works for one might not work for another. So, I am looking for some advice from fellow Doberman owners or experts in dog training and care. Is it a good idea to keep Dobermans in kennels, or should I explore other options?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I have been a Doberman owner for many years now, and I have never kept my dog in a kennel. My dog, a year-old Doberman Pinscher, is a very energetic and intelligent dog who loves to keep herself occupied. Therefore, instead of keeping her in a kennel, we involved our dog in various activities, like playing fetch or teaching her new tricks.
We also take our dog to a daycare center, where she gets adequate physical and mental stimulation while we are away. That way, she gets to socialize with other dogs and enjoy her day without being confined to her kennel.
One other thing we have tried is to use puppy pads as a backup option for our dog when she needs to answer nature's call while we are not in the house. We placed the pads strategically in case of accidents, and this has worked well for us.
In conclusion, while kennels might work for some Doberman owners, it is not a perfect solution for every situation. By keeping our Doberman's abilities, temperament and energy usage at the forefront, my husband and I have tried several methods to keep our dog engaged and entertained while we are away, and each has proven successful.