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What type of support is available for owners of Doberman who experience health or behavioral issues?

Hello everyone,

I am a new Doberman owner and I have been researching a lot about their health and behavioral issues. Although I have taken all possible precautions to keep my Doberman healthy and happy, I am still worried about unexpected health or behavioral issues that might arise. I wanted to know if there is any support system available for Doberman owners who face such issues. It would be really helpful if someone could guide me on this and share their personal experiences with me.

Thank you!

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jennings36

Hey there,

I have owned a Doberman for several years now, and I can totally relate to your concerns. A few years back, my Doberman started showing symptoms of Separation Anxiety. He would bark incessantly and even attempt to escape the house whenever I was out. It was a very stressful situation for both me and my dog.

At that time, I had no idea what was happening, and I reached out to an online forum dedicated to Doberman owners. There were many responses from people who had gone through similar situations, which was quite reassuring. Some of them shared resources like articles and books, while others suggested various therapy techniques.

I tried a few of the techniques and they did help, but ultimately, I had to get in touch with a professional dog trainer who helped me train my dog to be calm and relaxed when alone.

So, my advice to you would be to also look for Doberman forums online, and tap into the knowledge of seasoned and experienced owners. There is a lot of valuable information out there. However, do remember to seek professional help when necessary.

gwilderman

As a Doberman owner, I understand your concerns. I had a similar experience with my Doberman a few months back. My dog started showing signs of aggression towards other dogs and was also behaving abnormally towards me. That's when I decided to seek professional help from a dog behaviorist.

I found a local dog behaviorist who had experience working with Dobermans. She taught me a lot about how to manage my dog's behavioral issues and provide positive reinforcement training. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. So, if you ever feel like your dog is exhibiting some unusual behavior, I would highly recommend getting in touch with a professional.

In terms of health issues, I have also faced some challenges. My Doberman has sensitive skin and often gets skin infections. I reached out to my vet for a diagnosis and got him treated. I also joined some online Doberman groups and forums, where other owners shared similar experiences and offered helpful advice.

Overall, there are various avenues available for Doberman owners who experience health or behavioral issues. I would suggest utilizing various online resources, joining a local Doberman group, and seeking professional help whenever necessary.

kristin52

Hello,

I can totally understand your worries as a new Doberman owner. I too had many of the same concerns when I got my first Doberman. Luckily, my dog was healthy and without any significant behavioral issues, but as with any breed, unexpected health problems can arise.

Last year, my Doberman developed a severe ear infection that required multiple visits to the vet. To help with treatment, I joined a Doberman-specific Facebook group and found lots of helpful resources and advice from other owners who had gone through similar situations. The group was a great resource for me because it was focused specifically on the breed.

I also started attending dog shows and events, where I met other Doberman owners and breeders. By being in this community, I learned a lot about the breed's specific health issues, and it greatly helped me manage any health issues my dog may face in the future.

In short, my advice is to reach out to the Doberman community, whether it is online or local events. Do not hesitate to ask questions and seek advice. You will be pleasantly surprised by how helpful and knowledgeable other Doberman owners can be.

ygrady

Hello,

I have owned several Dobermans over the years and have faced both health and behavioral issues during that time. One particular issue that stands out for me is my second Doberman's hip dysplasia.

When my Doberman was around 3 years old, her hip dysplasia started to become apparent. She struggled to walk properly, and her hind legs became more and more painful. I went to my vet, who confirmed that it was hip dysplasia and that there were various treatment options available.

One thing I wish I had done differently was researching more about hip dysplasia before getting a Doberman. As it turns out, hip dysplasia is quite common in the breed, and I could have taken various precautions when making the purchase decision. I now always research any potential health issues that are common in a breed before deciding to adopt.

Furthermore, many support groups and forums exist that can offer advice and support when dealing with hip dysplasia or any other health issue. You can learn a lot from other owners' experiences and figure out the best course of action for you and your dog through such groups.

Overall, I would encourage you to not only research health concerns before getting a Doberman but also to utilize the support and resources available when dealing with any health or behavioral issue.

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