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i have some question if you can answer me i be glad
i have a doberman 4 month
every time he see any one he dont do somethin that the guard dogs do
he just stay and watch the stranger and dont barking what should i do for that?
i want my doberman see every strange person barking and get aggresive
because he is our home guard
our home be stolen 2 time in last spring i want my doberman be guard what should i do please help me
 

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Hi there,
Before we go any further, I just want to say that Guard Dogs are trained and done so extensively. It is not natural for a dog to know how to protect their owner in a way that you seem to be looking for.

What I also don't understand is that why would you want to have an aggressive dog in the first place. You are looking for trouble. Someone will get bitten and you will have to put the dog down. As the saying goes. There are only bad owners not bad dogs... Let's try and be a good owner and give your poor dog a chance to live a nice life without anxiety and confusion that will come if you keep going on like this.
 

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A dobermann is likely to guard the house anyway, without any training. The important thing is to socialise the puppy extensively, and teach him all the basic commands etc. Don't worry about teaching him to guard. A well socialised dog can tell the different between friendly visitors and intruders. The last thing you want is a dog that barks at and attacks everyone because it's scared, which is what you will get if you don't socialise and train the puppy.

Also keep in mind that this is a 4 month old puppy. A baby. There is no way he's gonna pick a fight with a human.
 

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I just have to say that I have had many Dobermans. My Dobermans protected me without training them to be vicious. When your pup gets a bit older he will begin to learn the difference between good people and bad people. Trust me ... he will know. But right now you have to let him meet all sorts of people so he learns and is not a mean dog. If he is a mean dog ... sooner or later he will do the wrong thing and bite someone and lose his life. Then you will not have your protector. Dogs by nature generally protect their owners.

Please take your dog to a real protection class if that is what you really want. Do not try this by yourself. I would hate to see a beautiful breed put to sleep in their prime of life. :(

As you can see in my signature the black and rust dog Abbylynn ... she is a Doberman/Rottweiler. She will protect me ... and I allowed her to meet many people. :)
 

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This is my response to the PM that you sent me...

First, this breed was never created to be property guarders. They were crated to be a personal protector - that is to stay with thie people and protect their people. I know many dobes who will try and protect their owner/person if somebody shady approaches them but, if home alone and somebody breaks in, they won't always do much. Again, this breed was never meant to be a guard dog in the way you seem to be describing.

Second, your dog is FAR TOO YOUNG for what you're expecting of him. He's still a baby! Most dogs don't start showing protective behavior until they are about two years old.

Last, the doberman is not supposed to be aggressive to everybody. That is super dangerous. If your dog bites an innocent person chances are he will be put down (killed, euthanize, put to sleep) right away. You need to socialize your dog with lots of people and other dogs. He needs to meet a ton of people (even strangers). Dobermans are intelligent dogs. They're not supposed to be aggressive to everybody but, instead, they are supposed to evaluate a person and judge whether they are a threat or not and a dog cannot do that correctly unless they meet another person and learn the "feeling" that people with good intentions give off.

My doberman, for example, is now 19 months old. He has met A TON of people and while he isn't super friendly like a lab or a golden retriever, he also isn't aggressive. He is great in public and wonderful around kids. Every so often, however, he'll meet somebody who he doesn't like. These are usually people who approach me and him when nobody else is around and they seem to give off a weird, almost dangerous vibe. At that point, my doberman gets a little protective (because it doesn't take much for him to deter people). Had he not met A LOT of people he'd never be able to do this.

Again, dobermans are not guard dogs and you're setting your dog up to get hurt whether it's by someone breaking into your house (because these people will beat or even kill dogs) or it by him being put down for attacking an innocent person. If you really want to protect your house you should get a gun or an alarm system. If you don't want your doberman for anything more than a guard dog perhaps you should rehome him to somebody who wants a loyal companion.


If you have the time, read these links. They're full of GREAT information about this breed and I think the reading would greatly benefit you.
Doberman Pinscher Club of America - Home Page
DobermanTalk - A Doberman Forum
 

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I just have to say that I have had many Dobermans. My Dobermans protected me without training them to be vicious. When your pup gets a bit older he will begin to learn the difference between good people and bad people. Trust me ... he will know. But right now you have to let him meet all sorts of people so he learns and is not a mean dog. If he is a mean dog ... sooner or later he will do the wrong thing and bite someone and lose his life. Then you will not have your protector. Dogs by nature generally protect their owners.

Please take your dog to a real protection class if that is what you really want. Do not try this by yourself. I would hate to see a beautiful breed put to sleep in their prime of life. :(

As you can see in my signature the black and rust dog Abbylynn ... she is a Doberman/Rottweiler. She will protect me ... and I allowed her to meet many people. :)
thank you for help me it means that i pick up him and go out of house to see other people? ok i do that

This is my response to the PM that you sent me...

First, this breed was never created to be property guarders. They were crated to be a personal protector - that is to stay with thie people and protect their people. I know many dobes who will try and protect their owner/person if somebody shady approaches them but, if home alone and somebody breaks in, they won't always do much. Again, this breed was never meant to be a guard dog in the way you seem to be describing.

Second, your dog is FAR TOO YOUNG for what you're expecting of him. He's still a baby! Most dogs don't start showing protective behavior until they are about two years old.

Last, the doberman is not supposed to be aggressive to everybody. That is super dangerous. If your dog bites an innocent person chances are he will be put down (killed, euthanize, put to sleep) right away. You need to socialize your dog with lots of people and other dogs. He needs to meet a ton of people (even strangers). Dobermans are intelligent dogs. They're not supposed to be aggressive to everybody but, instead, they are supposed to evaluate a person and judge whether they are a threat or not and a dog cannot do that correctly unless they meet another person and learn the "feeling" that people with good intentions give off.

My doberman, for example, is now 19 months old. He has met A TON of people and while he isn't super friendly like a lab or a golden retriever, he also isn't aggressive. He is great in public and wonderful around kids. Every so often, however, he'll meet somebody who he doesn't like. These are usually people who approach me and him when nobody else is around and they seem to give off a weird, almost dangerous vibe. At that point, my doberman gets a little protective (because it doesn't take much for him to deter people). Had he not met A LOT of people he'd never be able to do this.

Again, dobermans are not guard dogs and you're setting your dog up to get hurt whether it's by someone breaking into your house (because these people will beat or even kill dogs) or it by him being put down for attacking an innocent person. If you really want to protect your house you should get a gun or an alarm system. If you don't want your doberman for anything more than a guard dog perhaps you should rehome him to somebody who wants a loyal companion.


If you have the time, read these links. They're full of GREAT information about this breed and I think the reading would greatly benefit you.
Doberman Pinscher Club of America - Home Page
DobermanTalk - A Doberman Forum
thank you you help me alot i am reading that site and information
 
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