Hi everyone, I am a pet owner and I have a 10 year old Doberman who has never received proper obedience training. He is a friendly and affectionate dog, but he tends to pull on his leash, bark at strangers, and jump on people. I am wondering if it is possible to train my 10 year old Doberman to become obedient at this point in his life. I understand that training is easier when dogs are younger, but I really want to improve his behavior for his safety and the safety of others. Any advice or success stories would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Hey there, I admire your dedication to improve your 10-year-old Doberman's behavior. I had a similar experience with my dog who was already 8 years old when I started training him. I found that the most important thing is to establish a good bond with your dog, so that they see you as their leader and feel more inclined to follow your commands."
"I also agree with finding a professional dog trainer who can help you with obedience training. They can assess what specific commands or behaviors your dog needs to work on, and come up with a training plan that suits your dog's age and personality. Positive reinforcement is always the way to go, and treats or toys can be great motivators for your dog during training."
"I also recommend working on one behavior at a time, and being patient with your dog as they learn. It's important to celebrate small successes and be consistent with your training regime. Finally, a lot of love, kindness, and patience can go a long way in training an older dog. Good luck with your Doberman's training, and I hope you see positive changes soon!