Beautiful Doberman

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Unfortunately, the Doberman dog breed has had a hard time over the past few years. Because of the dog’s large size and formidable looks, many people believe that it is a very aggressive dog and can be extremely dangerous. But that simply isn’t the case! In actual fact, these dogs can be very loving and full of warmth. You just need to bring them up right so that they develop a warm personality.

Have you been thinking about getting a Doberman recently? Here is everything you need to know about this gorgeous dog breed!

Adopt A Dobe

Dobermans aren’t a particularly good breed to have around young children, but this is something that many families aren’t aware of. Rather than getting a more suitable family breed, they buy a Doberman puppy, and it just doesn’t mix well with kids. This might cause the dog to become aggressive. As a result, most families end up putting their Doberman dogs in rescue centers. So, there are a lot of Dobes waiting in rescue centers for someone else to adopt them and take them to their forever home! Rather than buying an expensive puppy from a breeder, it’s a much nicer idea to adopt one. Not only will it work out a lot cheaper, but you will also be rescuing an abandoned puppy!

Doberman's Face

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Secure Your Garden

Did you know that Dobermans are fantastic jumpers? They are such talented jumpers that some dogs have been known to clear garden gates and fences! As you can see, you will really need to make sure that your garden is completely secure before you bring your new Doberman home. If necessary, swap your garden fence or wall for a higher one. If that isn’t possible, you might want to add a hedgerow in front of it, so your dog can’t get close enough to jump over.

Alert Doberman

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A Doberman Won’t Suit A Tense Atmosphere

Dobermans are extremely sensitive to the atmosphere in which they live, and their behavior will be greatly influenced by it. So, if you introduce your new dog to a happy home environment, then it will really thrive and will be able to lead a very happy life. However, if you bring your new Doberman home to a tense atmosphere, then they could become unruly and difficult to train. If you and your partner are currently going through a difficult patch, it’s a good idea to wait for that to blow over until you get a new Doberman.

Cute Doberman Puppy

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Plan For Plenty Of Exercise

Dobermans are large dogs and, therefore, need a whole lot of exercise! You will need to take them outside at least twice a day so that they can do their business – ideally in the morning and at evening – and it’s usually a good idea to combine these outings with walks. Your dog will certainly need one long walk a day so that he can use up all of his energy. If you don’t walk your Doberman enough, it will become agitated stuck inside so often, and it might start to become very badly behaved. Your dog will also benefit from lots of playtime. If you have a large garden, you can set up one of the automatic dog ball throwers listed on https://fastdogs.org/ so that you don’t have to tire out your own arm! There are also some other toys you should consider getting, such as a rope pull and frisbee. Playing with these toys, whether in your garden or in your local park, can be a great energy release for your Doberman. And the frisbee and ball thrower will give them plenty of chances to practice their jumping skills!

Beautiful Doberman

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Socialize Your Dog

At first, your Doberman won’t be a very sociable animal, and they might try to pick fights with other dogs. Thankfully, though, this will only be a phase, and if you dedicate plenty of time socializing your dog, he will become a lot more friendlier with dogs and other animals. Socializing with other humans is also an important part of Dobermans’ training and, because of this, they aren’t a suitable dog for families who will have to leave them alone at home for most of the day. If you have a friend who has a dog, it’s a good idea to team up with them for walks so that your pooch can slowly become accustomed to another dog. Once they are friendly with your friend’s dog, you can start taking your Doberman to your local dog walking park so he can socialize with other dogs. You can find your nearest dog walking park at sites like https://borrowmydoggy.com/.

Dobe and Golden

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Get A Suitable Feeding Bowl

Did you know that the feeding bowl you choose for your Doberman could affect its health? For an adult Doberman, you ideally need a raised bowl. This will prevent the dog from straining its neck during feeding, which could cause back and neck injuries! This is also important for puppies – if their bowl is too low to the ground, they will end up splaying their front legs in front of them while they are eating. It’s also useful to look at the type of food you feed your dog very carefully. Ideally, gluten-free foods are best as they will prevent any stomach upsets and your Doberman won’t suffer from gas so much!

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Don’t Dock Their Ears Or Tail

When you are looking for a new Doberman, you will find that some puppies will have had their ears and tail docked. This is because most breeders believe that this helps the breed look gentle. As a result, the fashion was to dock Dobermans’ ears and tails as puppies. However, these days, it is generally frowned upon as it is now seen as cruel. If you buy a new Doberman puppy, don’t ever be tempted to dock its ears or tail as it will be extremely painful for the pup!

There is a lot to consider before you commit to a new Doberman. But all of this consideration will ensure that you create a healthy and happy new home for your new pup!

 

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