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Suppose I have a Doberman, I raised him for 18 months. One day, I'm in anger and I kicked my doberman. Will it attack me in return?

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Hi everyone, I have a bit of a sensitive question here. I have a Doberman who I have raised since he was a puppy, he's now 18 months old. I love him to bits, but I have to admit that I'm not always the most patient person in the world. Unfortunately, the other day I lost my temper and kicked my Doberman out of anger. I feel really guilty about it now and I'm worried about how my dog will react to me in the future. Will my Doberman attack me in response to being kicked? I've never hit him before and I want to make sure that our relationship remains positive. Thanks in advance.

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myriam.brakus

Hello there, I understand that kicking your dog was a misjudgment on your part. As a responsible pet owner, it's important to treat your furry friend with kindness and compassion at all times.

In my experience, the reaction of the dog is subjective and might vary based on multiple factors like the temperament of the dog, reason for kicking, strength of the kick, etc. Personally, I had to leave my dog with a friend while I was out of town, and she accidentally stepped on his paws, causing him to yelp in pain. After this incident, my dog was understandably a bit cautious around her, but she never held that against him and continued to show him love and care.

Therefore, I believe that if you take steps to apologize to your dog and show him love and kindness, he will eventually understand that it was a one-time occurrence and forgive you. However, you should also make a conscious effort to manage your anger in the future as it can have a lasting effect on your relationship with your dog.

I hope this helps and wish you the best in your future interactions with your furry friend.

langosh.zula

Hi there, I can understand why you might be worried about how your Doberman will react to being kicked in anger. As someone who has dealt with aggressive dogs before, I think it's important to take your dog's behavior seriously and never underestimate the potential for an aggressive response.

That being said, whether or not your dog will become aggressive towards you after being kicked depends on a lot of variables like temperament, previous training, and the severity of the kick. As someone who has volunteered with animal shelters, I've seen aggressive dogs that were able to learn to trust humans again with the right training and behavior modification techniques.

However, it's important to note that it takes time and patience to rebuild trust if it's been broken. My advice would be to start by offering new treats or toys to your dog and taking steps to ensure he feels safe and relaxed when he's around you. If you're worried about your dog's behavior persisting or if you're struggling to trust your own behavior around your pet, it might also be worth speaking to a professional dog trainer or behaviorist.

In summary, the reaction of your Doberman depends on several variables, but the best course of action is to show your dog you're sorry for what happened and take steps to ensure his comfort and safety around you. Good luck and let us know if you need any further advice.

murphy.forrest

Hello everyone, I empathize with the situation as I have been in the same shoes before. I accidentally dropped a heavy object on my dog once, and she yelped in pain. I felt terrible and guilty, and I thought she'd never forgive me, but surprisingly, she stopped yelping and quickly forgave me.

While I do agree that it is essential to take this matter seriously, I want to emphasize that dogs have an incredible ability to forgive their owners, especially if they have a tight bond with them. However, it doesn't mean that your dog won't misbehave, and as the owner, you have to take responsibility for your action and resolve those behaviors.

The best thing you can do is to show love and affection, engage in positive reinforcement training, and patiently rebuild trust with your dog. You can try talking in a soothing tone, offering new toys, and playing a game that your dog loves. You may also want to monitor your dog's behavior for any changes in behavior, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or avoiding you.

In case your dog is still acting aggressive or fearful towards you, it's best to seek the advice of a professional trainer or veterinarian. They can help you address the underlying causes of the behavior, and provide you with suitable solutions.

Overall, dogs are forgiving creatures, and they can forgive us even when we don't deserve it. So, don't give up on your pup, but instead, take steps to restore your relationship with patience and love.

amarvin

Hi there, I can understand your concern. I also have a Doberman that I have raised since she was a puppy. Although I have never kicked her, I have had moments where I've unintentionally scared her or raised my voice. From my experience, dogs are very forgiving creatures and they tend to forget bad experiences quickly.

It's important to remember that kicking a dog is never an acceptable form of discipline and it can cause long-lasting damage to the relationship between you and your furry friend. However, since it was a one-off occurrence, I believe that if you continue to show your dog love and affection, he will eventually forgive you.

In the meantime, I suggest taking extra steps to make your dog feel comfortable and safe around you. You can start by offering him treats or toys and spending quality time bonding with him. Positive reinforcement training can also help to strengthen your bond and improve your dog's behavior.

I hope this helps, and remember to always treat your pup with kindness and respect.

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