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My Doberman is very stubborn and becomes aggressive and loses herself when told no or I try to stop her. She tries to bite and jumps non stop. She does this to new people too. What should I do?

Hi everyone,
I need some help with my Doberman. She is a very stubborn dog and recently she has been displaying some aggressive behavior towards me and other people. Whenever I try to stop her from doing something, like biting or jumping, she becomes even more aggressive and tries to bite me. Even when new people come over, she starts jumping and gets aggressive towards them. I am really worried about this behavior and I am not sure what to do. Can anyone suggest some tips or training techniques to control her aggression and stubbornness? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Hello everyone, I can definitely empathize with you concerning your Doberman's aggressive behavior. I went through a similar experience trying to tame my Doberman's aggression towards strangers. Whenever we went for a walk and saw someone she didn't know, she would start barking, growling, and would try to lunge at them! After much research, I discovered that the best way to correct such behavior was by training her positively. I started by rewarding her when she showed positive behavior towards strangers, and I would use clicker training to reinforce her positive actions. Slowly but surely, she began to trust strangers and ceased her aggressive behavior. The most critical point of positive reinforcement training is being consistent with it. If done correctly, your dog will learn positive habits and replace negative ones. Overall, I hope my experience helps you out, and I wish you the best of luck with training your Doberman.


Hey there! I totally understand where you are coming from - Dobermans can be super stubborn, and it can be quite challenging to deal with them if they become aggressive. I had a similar issue with my Doberman a while back where she would get aggressive with other dogs while out on walks. She would start barking and lunging towards other dogs and would not listen to any commands. It was quite embarrassing, to say the least. After some research, I found out that socializing her with other dogs could help reduce her aggression towards them. I started taking her to dog parks and allowed her to interact with other dogs under careful supervision. This helped to teach her how to socialize better, and now she is much calmer when we encounter other dogs on walks. I suggest trying to socialize your Doberman with other dogs, under strict supervision, to help reduce her aggression towards people and other animals. You could also consider getting a professional dog trainer to help you work with her. Good luck, and I hope this helps!


Hello there, I have dealt with the same issue with my Doberman's aggressive behavior. At first, I tried treating the issue by myself, but my efforts were not yielding any results. My Doberman, just like yours, became aggressive when stopped or told 'no'. After discussing the issue with my vet, I learned that this behavior could be due to either a medical condition, boredom or lack of exercise. After making some lifestyle changes, like increasing her exercise and playtime, and introducing new toys, her aggression reduced. I discovered that some dogs manifest aggression behavior when inadequately exercised or bored. So now, I ensure that she gets enough exercise and attention throughout the day. I hope this helps you find a solution that works for your Doberman too.


Hello! I'd like to share my experience with a similar issue. My Doberman would become very aggressive when I tried to stop her from doing something she wanted to do. She would growl, lunge, and even bite when I tried to take something away from her. Her possessiveness over things that belonged to her was a problem. After speaking with a vet, I realized that I was inadvertently reinforcing her behavior by giving her treats and toys when she showed aggression. So, I started training her to understand that aggression was not acceptable, linking certain commands to specific behaviors, and keeping her toys and treats out of her reach. I also sought out professional help to learn techniques to correct her negative behavior, and fortunately, it worked. Today, my Doberman knows that aggressive behavior won't get her what she wants, and her aggression towards me and other people has significantly decreased. I hope this helps, and I wish you luck in dealing with your Doberman's behavior.


Hello everyone, I have recently adopted a Doberman puppy who started displaying some stubborn behaviors. Whenever I try to teach her commands, she would ignore me and do her thing, which can be very frustrating. One thing that worked for me was to train her in smaller increments. I would take her outside for five to ten minutes to work on a few commands before going back inside. Limiting the training time helped maintain her focus and attention on the task at hand. I also used positive reinforcement techniques, giving her treats when she showed any improvement. After a while, she began to respond positively to the training, and her stubbornness gradually reduced. In summary, training in small increments, and rewarding positive behavior with treats or praise can gradually shape your Doberman's behavior.


Hi there! I'm here to share my experience with my Doberman who had a tendency to jump up on people. Whenever anyone entered the house, she would jump up excitedly, causing chaos and sometimes injuring people. The situation became unbearable, and I had to take action. I researched online and found the solution - I started training her on how to greet people without jumping. I used the 'place' command to teach her to go to her bed and helped her understand that was her spot whenever guests entered the house. I also trained her to sit instead of jumping when greeting people. Encouragingly, my Doberman learned within a short time to follow these commands, and when guests visited, she headed to her spot and sat while waiting for the guests to come to her. I highly recommend this training method for anyone whose Doberman jumps on people - it works like a charm. Hope this helps!


Hi there, I had a similar experience with my Doberman a few months ago. He would get very aggressive and stubborn when told no, especially during playtime. It reached a point where he even bit a family member because he wasn't listening to commands. I tried different training techniques but nothing seemed to work, so I decided to hire a professional dog trainer. The trainer taught us some techniques to control his behavior and to teach him to obey commands. One of the key things he told us was to establish dominance over the dog and be consistent with commands. It took some time, but with consistent training sessions, my Doberman's aggressive behavior has significantly reduced. I suggest finding a professional trainer who can help you work with your dog to manage her aggression and stubbornness. Good luck!


Hello, all! I had a somewhat different experience with my Doberman; she was overly protective of me, and this led to some aggressive behavior towards other people she viewed as threats. I contacted a professional dog trainer who recommended that I work on training my Doberman to obey commands and to socialize more with people. So, I enrolled her in an obedience class, where I learned to encourage her protective instincts to fade and nurture a newfound trust in people. I also took her to public places and allowed her to interact with strangers under careful supervision. After a few obedience classes and socialization sessions, my Doberman's aggression towards strangers significantly reduced, and her protective instinct turned to a trustworthy behavior. In conclusion, training on obedience and proper socialization with people and dogs can help the Doberman that is naturally protective to learn to be more obedient and trustworthy with people.

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