I am a proud owner of a Doberman and I absolutely love her. However, I have noticed that she gets really anxious and nervous when she is around strangers. She becomes very alert, barks, and sometimes even lunges at them. This behavior is really concerning for me, especially when I have guests over or we are out for walks.
I understand that Dobermans are known for their protective instincts, but is there a way to train my dog to be more calm and relaxed around strangers? I want her to be social and friendly with humans, but at the same time, I don't want to compromise on her natural guarding instincts.
If anyone has any experience with this or has successfully trained their Doberman to be calm and composed around strangers, please do share your tips and techniques. Also, please let me know if there are any risks involved in training a Doberman in this manner.
Thank you so much in advance for your help!