Hey guys, I'm considering getting a Doberman as a family pet but I'm a bit concerned about their barking habits. I've heard mixed opinions about whether or not Dobermans bark excessively. I live in a relatively quiet neighborhood and don't want to disturb my neighbors with excessive barking. Can anyone who has owned or interacted with Dobermans share their experience with their barking habits? Do they bark a lot or only when necessary? Any advice on how to train them to control their barking would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Hey there, I have owned a Doberman for over 5 years now and I must say that they don't bark excessively like some other breeds. However, they do bark when they feel any form of threat or if they sense any danger around. The key to controlling their barking is proper training right from their puppy stage. You may want to start with basic obedience training with a professional dog trainer as this will go a long way in teaching your Doberman what is expected of them in different situations.
Also, if you're concerned about disturbing your neighbors, you could consider using a citronella or ultrasonic collar to train them. These collars emit a spray or sound that the dog dislikes whenever they bark, which teaches them not to bark unnecessarily. I hope this has been helpful, let me know if you have any more questions!