Category: Doberman Training

Although the doberman is one of the smartest, most obedient and trainable dogs, some are a challenge for their owners.  If your dog has been through obedience training and is still having issues, you’ll need to find a solution that works best for you and your dogs personality. Remember some dobermans learn quicker than others. When a dog does not obey your command you need to ask yourself a few questions. Did he hear you? You may need to speak louder or consider he has a hearing problem. Is he distracted by some smell? Get his attention, you need to…

Unfortunately, the doberman breed still suffers a bit of a public relations image problem.  It’s getting better but we still have work to do and this is where doberman obedience training is vital. In an effort to promote well-mannered dogs, the Canine Good Citizen Program was created.  Passing the canine good citizen test shows your dog’s ability to be well mannered in various situations and your commitment to responsible dog ownership. Having passed the canine good citizen requirements can have multiple benefits. Certification may be helpful in convincing owners of rental properties to allow your dog in apartments. The CGC…

For those of you looking for a new hobby or sport that will include your doberman, you may want to consider dancing dog or canine freestyle training. When choosing an activity to do with your dog, you may be familiar with the more traditional dog activities like: obedience trials, therapy dog training, search & rescue and dog showing.  Other common dog sports include agility, flyball, tracking, Schutzhund and now the lesser known canine freestyle or dancing dog sport (sometimes also called heel work to music). Canine freestyle is growing in popularity worldwide.  It’s a fun demonstration of obedience or heelwork…

We don’t usually see Dobermans being used as service dogs but when we do it’s a wonderful thing. Not only do these dogs help their owners, but they also help improve the Doberman’s reputation. Since Dobermans are intelligent, highly trainable and alert dogs they are perfect candidates for service dog work. Although they are typically known for their work as guard dogs, I expect we’ll see Dobermans being used in other fields more. They are already being used in search & rescue, as therapy dogs, guide dogs for the blind and seizure dogs. This video provide a glimpse into their…

How To Train A Doberman? Training your Doberman is essential to a good relationship with your dog (and your neighbors). It will help you bond with your pet and also mentally stimulate him. It can also be fun for you and your dog! In order to be successful at Doberman training, you need patience, lots of it. Also, you should understand dog behavior.  Read some books on dog psychology to get a better understanding of how your dog thinks and sees the world. Stanley Coren is a professor who has written some excellent books on dog psychology. I recommend his…