I recently adopted a Doberman and I'm finding it a bit difficult to train him. He's a little stubborn and unresponsive to my commands. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks that could help make the training process easier for both me and my furry friend. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
I used to have a Doberman and I found that consistency was key when it came to training. It's important that you establish clear rules and boundaries for your dog and stick to them. Also, positive reinforcement is a great way to motivate your dog and reinforce good behavior. Treats, toys and affection can be great rewards for obeying commands.
Another tip is to keep the training sessions short and frequent. Dogs have short attention spans and get bored quickly, so try to keep it to 10-15 minutes at a time, but do it a few times a day. And always end on a positive note with praise and treats.
Lastly, make sure you're patient and understanding with your Doberman. Training takes time and it's important to remember that every dog is different. Don't get frustrated if progress is slow, just keep at it and celebrate small victories along the way.
Hope this helps!