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Doberman Pinscher upbringing, keeping and care

Dobermans, which are bred as family dogs, still show the original characteristics of protection, guard and service dogs. They have an innate protective instinct, paired with a medium stimulus threshold and a pronounced need for physical and mental exercise. The Doberman also wants to be a family dog second hand and therefore needs a task in order to be happy and relaxed. Dobermans are not dogs that are content with walking two or three times a day. It goes without saying that such active and intelligent dogs belong in competent and experienced hands.

Dogs that are kept incorrectly, for example those who live in isolation in a kennel, who receive too little attention, who cannot trust their pack leader and who do not receive any sporting or mental training, often develop bad habits. Out of boredom and under-challenged, they sometimes look for something to do for themselves. They get nervous faster, run restlessly through the house, pull on the leash or bark at every slightest noise. Busy dogs, on the other hand, are calm and balanced and are sometimes satisfied with nothing to do after an eventful training session.

If you want to buy a Doberman, you should - besides all the enthusiasm for this dog breed - be aware that upbringing and training a Doberman requires a lot of time, money and sometimes a lot of patience. A good upbringing, sufficient exercise and creative games to promote the spirit are the foundation for a harmonious coexistence of dogs and humans. There is a whole range of activity games that both owner and dog enjoy: dragging and catching games, searching and nose games, feeding games, water games or simply romping with fellow dogs and long walks through nature where the Doberman can can really "work off".

Various dog sports are also very suitable, such as agility, obedience or dog dancing. And even if the Doberman is kept as a family dog, a working dog test can be fun for him.

Especially as a family dog, a Doberman needs solid upbringing and socialization. At best, this is started as early as puppy age. As with us humans, the first months of life are also very important for dogs. The dogs should come into contact with animals and people of all ages as early as possible. Especially if the Doberman comes into a family with children later, he should get to know and appreciate babies and toddlers at an early age. The positive experiences will shape the puppy for a lifetime. Through extensive familiarization with the environment, the Doberman learns that certain stimuli are normal and not potentially dangerous for his pack.

In contrast to upbringing and training, the care of the Doberman is rather small. The short coat with no undercoat only calls for a brush every few days. In addition to grooming, the claws, eyes and skin of the four-legged friend should also be regularly and thoroughly cared for and examined for changes.

It becomes clear that a Doberman is not a dog for "everyone". A Doberman needs an experienced dog owner who has the desire and time to devote himself to him and who gives him the necessary physical and mental workload. With a calm, but consistent and assertive caregiver at his side, whose decisions he can trust at any time, the Doberman becomes an affectionate and loyal companion dog who would go through fire for his pack.

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