Warning: If you believe your dog poses a threat or is in any way out of your control seek the help of a professional immediately. The below Doberman training advice is generic and is only suitable for minor issues with dogs too small to cause harm. The below advice is only a guide. If you have a real problem seek professional help.
Doberman training to stop aggression towards other dogs
Take your dog on Doberman training walks, if you see another dog approaching get your Dobie’s attention by making him work for you. Do this before your dog has an opportunity to eye up the other dog and maintain your Doberman’s attention until the other dog has passed.
If on one of your Doberman training walks a situation arises don’t yell at either dog, this will only aggravate the situation and excite your Dobie even further. Remain calm and confidently remove your dog from the situation. If you get excited your Dobie will start to become upset at the sight of other dogs as he anticipates your reaction.
If you are concerned that your dog might attack another dog while on the lead, use a halter lead.
Doberman Training for aggression towards guests
When guests visit, shut the problem dog in another room until you have control.
Arrange for a friend who is not afraid of your Dobie to visit and assist with one of your Doberman training sessions. Upon visiting, have your friend ignore your dog. Put the dog out of the room and bring him in when your friend has sat down. Talk quietly for a few minutes ignoring your dog then have your friend leave. Repeat this process a few times until your friend can be met at the door. The goal is to eventually have a well-mannered Doberman sit quietly beside you at the door when someone calls.
Each time you receive a real visitor, put your dog in another room so he only learns from ‘good’ situations.
Remember to reward good behavior and ignore bad behavior. Consistency is key to success and keep your Doberman training sessions short, fun and enjoyable for all.