Hey guys, I'm considering adopting a Doberman and I've heard that they can be quite stubborn and difficult to train. I'm a first-time dog owner and I want to make sure I'm able to properly care for my new furry friend. I've seen conflicting opinions online about whether all Dobermans require obedience training or if some are naturally well-behaved. Can anyone share their experiences with training a Doberman? Is obedience training necessary for all of them or are there exceptions? Any advice or recommendations on training methods for this breed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Hey there, as a Doberman owner for a few years now, I can attest to the importance of obedience training. When we got our Doberman, she was a young pup, full of energy, and eager to please. However, we quickly realized that she needed some basic obedience training to ensure that things remained under control.
Obedience training improved our communication with her immensely. She learned to focus on us and respond to commands that we gave her. That helped us to keep her from running around and getting into all sorts of trouble, and we found ourselves with a well-behaved and responsive Doberman.
Training is also an excellent way to socialize your dog as it helps to establish good behavior around other dogs and people. Our dog has become increasingly confident and social with other dogs, thanks to obedience training.
In conclusion, obedience training is necessary for all Dobermans, whether they are puppies or older. By ensuring that they are well-trained and socialized, you'll be setting them up for a happy and well-adjusted life.