Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,I am new here,and new to dog training or grooming as well.I am planning to get a Doberman male puppy in very near future,but the problem is peoples in dog buisness are discouraging me from buying a Doberman,according to them doberman are very wild dogs and are not suitable.I would be glad to hear opinions of other members regarding this.Moreover if anyone in this forum has prior experiance with dobermans please share them with me.Unfortunately in my country people thinks that beating dogs are best way to train them but I belive the best way to train a dog is to "lure and reward".Will "lure and reward" tactic work with doberman training.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
I had a Dobie years ago, and while they are beautiful, intelligent dogs, I would NEVER recommend one for someone new to dogs and dog training. They are high strung, and unless you are very knowledgeable about the bloodline, it is very easy to get one that is unstable. In a dog with that size and speed, unstable equates to extremely dangerous.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,574 Posts
Hi,I am new here,and new to dog training or grooming as well.I am planning to get a Doberman male puppy in very near future,but the problem is peoples in dog buisness are discouraging me from buying a Doberman,according to them doberman are very wild dogs and are not suitable.I would be glad to hear opinions of other members regarding this.Moreover if anyone in this forum has prior experiance with dobermans please share them with me.Unfortunately in my country people thinks that beating dogs are best way to train them but I belive the best way to train a dog is to "lure and reward".Will "lure and reward" tactic work with doberman training.

Lure and reward will absolutely work with a Doberman. I have had a Doberman and I have worked with many of them. They are wonderful, athletic, loyal companion dogs. They need early and constant socialization, firm ground rules and a lot of love and exercise. Do not ever listen to anyone that tells you you have to beat a dog to get it to do what you want. Quite the opposite is true. Beating dogs makes them unstable and unpredictable. You do not want that for a Doberman or any other dog.

I am so glad that you found this forum. Hang around and learn from all the people on here. Check out the training forum.

Sorry had to add a picture of my little Dober pup. :)


and

look what a wonderful hard worker she was. How could anyone beat a dog that works so hard for it's mom/dad?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,851 Posts
The very last thing you'd ever want is for a dog with the physical capabilities of a Doberman to grow up fearing you.

A Dobe is not the breed I would suggest for a 1st time dog owner. The breed is rife with poorly bred specimens, and you need some expert guidance to get a good one. A good one is an absolute treasure for the knowledgeable owner, though. Raising a high quality Doberpuppy is not for the faint of heart. They get big in a hurry, are faster/stronger/smarter than you think they are, and they can demolish a house if you spend too much time blinking. And that's the good news. Think: Lab puppy with a nitrous oxide kit.

If you simply MUST have one, go into the project with all the knowledge you can put your hands on. Get involved with a training club or group. Be prepared for a helluva ride.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
315 Posts
Dobermans are awesome dogs - they do require training and A LOT of exercise.

Well bred dobermans are out there but you have to do alot of research and most likely will end up on a waiting list. Dobes are also prone to many health issues so in checking out breeders make sure you inquire on health testing and longevity.

Rescue is also a good way to go as there are 100's of available dogs waiting for forever homes. A good rescue will match you and the dogs to ensure a good fit.

if you are well educated on what you are getting into and willing to accept the challange - follow your heart and get a dobe first time owner or not - a dobe was my first dog many years ago and I haven't been with out one since
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks for the pics.And for ssuggestions as well.Though I am a first time dog owner but I am fond of doberman and I am determined to have one,and train one.While surfing the net it seemed to me that doberman training is slightly diffrent from training other dogs.So can you people suggest me some sites which deals with doberman training,an ebook would be perfect.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,574 Posts
a Doberman is a dog.... Dog training is dog training. There are many different methods of training. I would recommend you get a book on "clicker training" and see how you feel about that. My Doberman clicker trained easily. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,307 Posts
a Doberman is a dog.... Dog training is dog training. There are many different methods of training. I would recommend you get a book on "clicker training" and see how you feel about that. My Doberman clicker trained easily. :)
I do agree unless you get one of those rare 8 legged dobes, just treat and train like a dog.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top