I am a new Doberman owner and I am wondering what type of obedience training is recommended for this breed. I have read that they are a very intelligent and eager to please breed, but they can also be stubborn at times. I want to make sure I am training my Doberman in the most effective way possible so that we can have a strong bond and a well-behaved pup. I am not sure if I should focus on positive reinforcement training, traditional obedience training, or something else entirely. Any advice or personal experiences with training a Doberman would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I have had my Doberman for only a couple of months and I agree with the other users that positive reinforcement techniques are the way to go with this breed. In particular, I have found clicker training to be a highly effective method that keeps my pup eager to learn.
Clicker training involves using a small device that makes a distinctive clicking sound when pressed. The sound is paired with a reward such as a treat or praise to reward the dog for performing the right action. This technique ensures that the dog associates the sound with positive reinforcement and behaves better.
Moreover, I think it's important to remember that Dobermans need a significant amount of exercise daily. I have noticed a remarkable improvement in my dog's behavior after making sure that she's tired out from exercise before our training sessions. Regular exercise is important for good behavior and mental well-being.
In conclusion, incorporating clicker training and exercise, along with positive reinforcement techniques, has been a powerful combination for me in training my Doberman. However, every dog is different and owners should try different techniques to see which one works best for their specific dog.