In all Doberman pinscher training exercises the emphasis is on you giving a command and your dog obeying the command. You holding the dominant position in the relationship will establish you as pack leader.
By nature a Doberman pinscher is a domineering breed and if your dobie dictates
- when he gets fed
- when you give him attention
- what commands they will oblige you with
then he will consider himself to be the pack leader, in which case he is really giving the commands. This is Doberman pinscher training in reverse.
When your Doberman comes to you and demands attention ignore him. Give your dobie attention when you want to. When you are ready, call your dog and praise them when they come.
An important part of Doberman pinscher training is understanding a little K9 psychology.
Height above the ground is a status symbol to a Doberman
The dominant dog sits on higher ground and looks out over his pack. Having your furry friend sit on the sofa beside you is a signal to them that they are your peer. Your dog should sit at a lower position than you, preferably on the floor while you sit on the sofa.
Make your Doberman do something for you before you do something for your Doberman.
Before feeding, make him sit and wait, put their food down and make them wait again until you give the ‘ok’ command. Only then allow your dog to eat.
It is good practice to often make your dobie lie down on command, this is a submissive position.
Make sure your Doberman always obeys your commands and make sure you only give commands when you can control the dog. Each time you give a Doberman pinscher a command you cannot enforce you train disobedience.
Good luck with your Doberman pinscher training and remember to make it fun for all involved.