Dobermans have a reputation for being a dangerous or aggressive dog breed. But is it deserved?
Let’s look at some of the main causes of Doberman attacks or aggression.
While these gifs are cute, this is a serious topic. This is a brief look at some of the reasons for dog attacks. If you think your Doberman is having one of these aggression issues, you need to address the behavior problem.
1. Food aggression:
Doberman attacks may happen if someone tries stealing their food. Sometimes dogs’ don’t want to share.
2. Dominance aggression:
Dobermans need their personal space respected, dominant Dobermans don’t always want to cuddle or receive hugs.
3. Fear aggression:
Dobermans may be startled when someone or something strange surprises them. A nervous dog can attack or nip.
4. Predatory aggression:
Natural prey instincts can cause Dobermans to attack and chase small animals or prey. There’s even a term for this, “predatory drift aggression“.
5. Territorial aggression:
Dogs are territorial animals. And Dobermans naturally protect their territory. This can be a good trait for working guard dogs.
Prevent Doberman attacks and Aggression
In all seriousness dog aggression is a big issue, and you should understand what causes it.
Common types of aggression that can lead to Doberman attacks include dominance, territorial, pain-induced, fear, sexual related, maternal, predatory, disease-induced, and learned aggression.
If you notice any behavior issues, it’s your responsibility as a good dog owner and a good citizen to address the issue or get help. We know so much more about dogs than we did years ago.
Please watch this video for help with Dobermans who bark or are aggressive.
And for helpful tips to calm down your Doberman read this article.
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