Mature adulthood is a period when Doberman Pinschers may become more protective and assertive. During this time, they may bark when someone approaches the door or other areas they consider their own. To prevent aggressive behaviors, it is important to teach your Doberman to accept strangers in your home. Generally, Dobermans will calm down by the time they are 3 or 4 years old, but this process can take up to 12 months.
Even after two years, they may still be hyperactive and aggressive, but not to the same extent as when they were younger. Dobermans are naturally protective rather than offensive or aggressive. They will only become aggressive if they feel threatened or if they are trying to protect their owners. If you do not provide enough mental and physical stimulation for your puppy, it can lead to more aggressive behavior later in life.
Not giving your Doberman an outlet for training and mental stimulation can cause them to act aggressively. When they are excited or anxious, their minds can become too stimulated, leading to hyperactivity and uneasiness. To make sure your Doberman does not become overly aggressive, it is important to provide them with adequate exercise and mental stimulation. You should also keep them away from cats, small pets, small children, and other hyperactive or overexcited dogs.
If you remain calm and speak in a monotonous tone, this will help keep your dog calmer. Any overly aggressive behavior is likely due to a lack of socialization or mistreatment on the part of the owner. Some Dobermans may try to please you and learn new tricks while others may interpret what you want as a threat and become aggressive.