Are Dobermans Difficult Dogs? A Professional's Perspective

Doberman pinschers are powerful dogs that need a lot of exercise and socialization from an early age. Learn more about this breed from an expert's perspective.

Are Dobermans Difficult Dogs? A Professional's Perspective

Doberman pinschers are powerful, energetic dogs that need a lot of exercise to stay healthy and happy. Without regular physical activity, they can become irritable or even aggressive. Fortunately, they can adapt well to life in an apartment if they get enough exercise on a daily basis. Socialization and obedience training from an early age are also essential for this breed.Doberman Pinschers are naturally protective rather than offensive or aggressive.

They usually only become aggressive when trying to protect themselves or their owners from a perceived threat. This is likely due to their history as guard dogs and police officers, which has given them a reputation for being intimidating and violent with strangers. Anxiety and fear can also contribute to their aggressiveness, as well as their instinctive desire to protect their territory.Having worked with Doberman owners for many years, I can confidently say that professional guard dogs and police officers of the past were much more aggressive than today's


s. During my time offering consulting services, I've encountered some dogs that seem to be having a hard time.

Establishing a strong bond of trust is important for all dogs, but it is especially important for a Doberman, since it is a breed known for being aggressive. Providing tasty training chews can help build this bond.Starting training early will help your Doberman puppy learn basic obedience commands, such as sitting, staying, coming and bending down. You can begin teaching your Doberman to sit down as soon as he can focus on you and follow simple commands. Louis Dobermann never documented exactly what breeds he used to create the Doberman, but it is believed that he used some combination of the greyhound, the Rottweiler, the German shepherd, the Great Dane, the German Pinscher, the English Pinscher, the English greyhound, the shorthaired shepherd, the weimaraner, the Beauceron and the black and tan terrier (which is now extinct).

After many generations of selective breeding, Louis ended up with the Doberman Pinscher - the perfect protector.The European Doberman has a much closer relationship with Louis Dobermann's original dog than with the American variant. If you're considering getting a Doberman puppy or adult dog, be sure to seek advice from a professional behaviorist or trainer who has experience with this breed. Additionally, experienced breeders can provide valuable guidance on how to best care for your Doberman. Sitting is one of the most basic commands and should be taught from an early age.According to a thirteen-year study that looked at different dog breeds involved in deadly dog attacks, the Doberman ranked eleventh.

Despite its reputation for being aggressive, when properly socialized and trained, the Doberman Pinscher is friendly and devoted and will protect its master until death. One of the most important things you can do to prevent your Doberman from becoming aggressive is to train him to obey commands. Unfortunately, many older puppies (6 to 12 months old) and young adult dogs end up in shelters because people don't know how to handle them.