Doberman Obedience Training

Doberman obedience training is the single most important thing you can do at the beginning of your relationship with your Doberman. The Doberman breed is naturally aggressive because they were originally created to guard and protect. Good obedience training will help him control his aggression.

Obedience classes are available if you feel that you need assistance with training. If you prefer to train him yourself, there is a lot of obedience training material available. In either case you’ll be pleased to know that Dobermans are highly intelligent and rank 5th for ease of training out of over 500 breeds; therefore, his training should be an exciting and easy task.

Doberman Obedience Training Benefits

At the beginning of Doberman obedience training, your dog will learn quickly how to respond to commands that are clear and concisely delivered. You will also, as his owner/trainer, need to learn how to effectively give him those well delivered commands. Many Doberman owners feel the training responsibility lies with their dog and not themselves. However, this is a learning partnership between you and your Doberman and requires the participation of both of you to be effective.

Leadership:  During obedience training the first thing you will learn is how to assert your authority over your Doberman so that he will learn that you are in charge and that he must listen to you. When you take command he will easily follow your lead. The foundation of good training is always Alpha leadership.

Commands: There are five basic commands that Doberman obedience training will provide you. They are sit, stay, heel, speak and quiet. Through these commands your dog will learn to be responsive when it really matters. Everything that he needs to learn rests on the foundation of these five commands.

Barking and Biting: Dog owners everywhere agree that barking and biting are the two biggest problems they have to deal with. Obedience training offers opportunities to effectively deal with these problems. Biting should always be addressed early while your dog is still young.

Leash Walking: How many times have you seen a dog vigorously pulling their owner down the street? It’s funny to watch, but it’s not much fun for the one being towed. With a good Doberman obedience training course or class you will learn to keep your dog walking quietly by your side, waiting patiently before attempting to cross a street and to be calm when other dogs walk by.

Going Forward

If your Doberman tends to misbehave, repeated and consistent obedience training becomes a necessity. It will continue to provide a foundation for dealing with all issues that might arise.

Doberman obedience training is only the beginning. It’s important that you be consistent and show your Doberman that you are the alpha and always in charge. If you grow lax or forget to assert your command, he will begin to revert to the old behaviour patterns, and you’ll have to start all over again.