I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for a long time now and have been considering getting a therapy animal to help me cope. I have always been fascinated by Dobermans and I was wondering if they make good therapy animals?
I know that Dobermans are known for their loyalty and protectiveness, but I am not sure if their energy level and strong personality would be suitable for a therapy animal. I am also concerned about possible aggression if they feel their owner is in danger.
Has anyone had experience with Dobermans as therapy animals? Are they calm and gentle enough to provide emotional support? Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.
I have had my Doberman, Max, for a little over a year now and he has been an incredible therapy animal for me. Max has helped me manage my anxiety and depression, and he is always there to provide support when I need it the most.
I agree that Dobermans require proper training and socialization before they can be used as therapy animals. Max is well-behaved and well-trained, and I have never witnessed any aggression from him. He is calm and gentle, which makes him perfect for providing emotional support.
However, I understand that every Doberman is different and may have different personalities and traits. So, it is crucial to take the time to get to know your Doberman and train him consistently for therapy work.
Overall, I would say that Dobermans can make excellent therapy animals if they are trained, socialized, and monitored carefully. They are loyal, protective, and intuitive, which makes them great for providing emotional support to their owners or people in need.