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Few dogs generate extreme love or fear responses like the Doberman Pinscher. Those who are not fans of this breed usually have a flawed belief in the perceived temperament of these dogs. These misunderstandings result in the uninformed becoming Doberman Pinscher detractors. They are further proof that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.
If you are looking at Doberman Pinscher puppies for sale from qualified breeders, you're considering dogs with a fabulous temperament. They are intense, focused, loyal, and very people-oriented. They are naturally protective of their family, so additional guard training is unnecessary, unless they are going to work for a police organization. Easy to train, they need both mental and physical activity to stay happy and healthy.
Their intensity and “alpha tendencies” mandate that you establish your Doberman Pinscher puppy as a pack member and not the leader. Teach puppies to heel; you should be the first one out the door for your walks. This reinforces that the humans are the pack leaders, not the puppy. But remember, they are still not aggressive unless you train them to be.
Actually, properly trained and socialized Doberman Pinschers are excellent therapy dogs with children, adults, and senior citizens. Their noble carriage and sunny personality often brings bundles of smiles to those in need of some happy incentives.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|