Dobermans are fantastic watchdogs. They have a natural instinct to bark at strangers to alert us of possible danger. New Doberman owners need to realize that this is their job and what they were bred for originally. They want to protect you, but they also need to feel that you can protect them.
Unfortunately, sometimes Dobermans bark excessively or act aggressively. And the cause of the problem might not be clear to owners. Before we place blame on the dog, consider whether you might be the problem. Does your dog trust you to keep him safe? Are you the leader your dog needs? When dogs don’t have the leadership, guidance, or a bond with their owner, they may become anxious and fearful, which can lead to serious problems (like Doberman attacks).
This video shows why it’s so important to have a good bond with our dogs. We’ll see the situation from the dog’s point of view, and how owners should respond.
“Dogs want to feel safe or in control. But they only give up control once they feel safe.”
If you have problematic behavior with your Doberman please watch this video. It’s a great video on understanding the dog’s mind and what they need from their owner.
Dogs want caring leadership from you.
Be that leader.
Do you think you’re a good leader to your dog?