When Should My DOBERMAN Get Their Vaccination

When Should My DOBERMAN Get Their Vaccination

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Taking your dog for the vaccination is very important and not something you want to forget and today you can learn when this should happen.

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DO DOBERMAN GET SEPERATION ANXIETY

DO DOBERMAN GET SEPERATION ANXIETY

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Our canine companions have little say in some of the changes that happen in our life like having a baby, moving to a new home, or taking a job with longer working hours. We should of course consider the needs of our canines when making decisions that will impact them, but we’re often put in those same situations at a moment’s notice too. So how much should you worry about separation anxiety in the Doberman? Let’s find out.  ENERGY We’ll dive right in and look at how the breeds energy level can affect their level of separation anxiety. The Doberman reaches maturity around three years of age, and with their puppy and teenage years coming to a close, their energy level drops a bit. They are generally a very high-energy breed, but some will range closer to moderate-energy after their first three years of life. They need a good bit of exercise throughout the day so taking them for a longer walk or run and good solid play session before you’re going to be gone longer than normal can help keep them sleeping happily for longer. They aren’t prone to destructive behaviours once they reach maturity and prefer to doze in a comfy spot most of the day, but as with all guardian breeds, they are happiest when their whole family is home.  TRAINABILITY/INTELLIGENCE The Doberman is highly trainable and willing to please their calm, consistent leader which can come in handy when their life is uprooted. You want to train them and start easing them into new routines as early as possible and this can be easier when they are tired. Remember, your Doberman’s ancestors were used to protect the taxman on his rounds in German villages before they became the top military and service canine we know them to be today. Most canines still prefer situations that are familiar so they can easily spot anything amiss. Keeping their routines as familiar as possible will help to transition them into their new life whether that be a new home, a new baby, or less time with you.  FAMILY & SOCIAL The Doberman is a devoted family canine that thrives when someone is with them, but they can be trained to be comfortable being alone. It’s critical that you work on their confidence alone from an early age and build up the time they are left alone rather than jump in. Doberman’s can destroy their kennel, chewing the any number of things, and other destructive behaviours when they aren’t trained to accept being alone. Heavy exercise, quality bonding, and crate training are going to be key in keeping your Doberman from developing separation anxiety. Since you never know when you might suddenly start working more or be home later, it’s crucial that you teach this acceptance early on and keep this training maintained throughout the life of your Doberman. It will make many of life changes easier for both your canine and you to adapt to at a moment’s notice. AFFECTION/INDEPENDENCE Doberman’s are incredibly devoted and affectionate with their family, so changes in their life that result in less time with you, or the rest of the family, are going to be the hardest for them to adjust to. If you’ve taken a job with longer hours and don’t have a family member that can be there, you’ll need to work harder when exercising and bonding with them in the morning and evening. If you or someone your Doberman trusts can be there for an hour or two in the middle of the day to give them some attention, then they’ll be far less prone to developing intense separation anxiety. As with most things, it’s easiest to make the adjustment in stages if possible and get creative when making accommodations if it’s not. Keep in mind that if you know a life change that will directly impact the amount of time you can spend with Doberman is coming, start adjusting to the new routine as early as possible. WRAP UP Overall, the Doberman can be prone to developing some degree of separation anxiety, so you’ll want to train them in and for a variety of situations since it’s impossible to know what changes you’ll experience in their life. Their guarding instincts and devotion are going to be two of your biggest factors when considering how to prevent separation anxiety so start working on those early and then often throughout their life to make changes as easy on them, and you, as possible.

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How Do I Introduce My DOBERMAN To My Family

How Do I Introduce My DOBERMAN To My Family

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Brining a puppy home is an overwhelming day for them as they find themselves in new surroundings and today we will teach you how to introduce your puppy to your family.

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HOW ADAPTABLE ARE DOBERMAN

HOW ADAPTABLE ARE DOBERMAN

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Our canine companions have little say in some of the changes that happen in our life like having a baby, moving to a new home, or taking a job with longer working hours. We should of course consider the needs of our canines when making decisions that will impact them, but we’re often put in those same situations at a moments notice too. So how adaptable is the Doberman when it comes to the changes in our lives? Let’s find out.  ENERGY We’ll dive right in a look at a key factor in adaptability; energy. The Doberman reaches maturity around 3 years of age, and with their puppy and teenage years coming to a close, their energy level drops a bit. They are generally a pretty high-energy breed, but they will range closer to very high-energy for their first three years of life. They need several hours of exercise each day so having a larger fenced yard, and larger home, is ideal. Should your home and yard decrease in size then you’re going to have to be more creative and dedicated to working off their energy. This could mean more walks around the neighbourhood or brain games in the home, but you’ll generally find the Doberman to be quite happy as long as they are with you and their family.  TRAINABILITY/INTELLIGENCE The Doberman is very trainable and willing to please their calm, consistent leader which can come in handy when their life is uprooted. Obedience work is a great way to focus their mind and energy in new places where they need to ignore the new distractions. Remember, your Doberman’s ancestors were bred to be a dedicated protector in the home and around town so they are quite fond of their routines and current living situation. Keeping their routines as familiar as possible will help to transition them into their new life whether that be a new home, a new baby, or less time with you.  FAMILY & SOCIAL The Doberman is a devoted family canine that thrives when someone is with them but they can learn to be okay alone. It’s critical that you work on their confidence alone from an early age and build up the time they are left alone rather than jump in. Doberman’s are capable (and more than willing) to destroy their kennel, chew the any number of things, pace their paws raw, and other destructive behaviours when they aren’t trained to accept being alone. Loads of exercise, bonding, and crate training are going to be key in keeping your Doberman from developing separation anxiety since they bond especially close with a single family member. Since you never know when you might suddenly start working more or be home later, it’s crucial that you teach this acceptance early on and keep this training maintained throughout the life of your Doberman. It will make many of life changes easier for both your canine and you to adapt to at a moments notice. AFFECTION/INDEPENDENCE Doberman’s are incredibly devoted and affectionate with their family, and more so to one particular person, so changes in their life that result in less time with you, or the rest of the family, are going to be the hardest for them to adjust to. If you’ve taken a job with longer hours and don’t have a family member that can be there, you’ll need to work extra hard when exercising and bonding with them in the morning and evening. If you or someone your Doberman trusts can be there for an hour or two in the middle of the day to give them some extra exercise and company then they’ll adapt much more easily. As with most things, it’s easiest to make the adjustment in stages if possible and get creative when making accommodations if it’s not. Keep in mind that if you know a life change that will directly impact the amount of time you can spend with Doberman is coming, start adjusting to the new routine as early as possible. WRAP UP Overall, the Doberman isn’t the most adaptable so you’ll want to train them in and for a variety of situations since it’s impossible to know what changes you’ll experience in their life. Separation anxiety and exercise are going to be two of your biggest factors when considering the overall adaptability of the Doberman so start working on those early and then often throughout their life to make changes as easy on them, and you, as possible.

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Are DOBERMAN Playful?!

Are DOBERMAN Playful?!

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Almost every canine breed on the planet will be quite playful through their first year, and many will continue to behave like puppies in some ways for up to their first two to four years of life. The age that a dog reaches maturity varies from breed to breed, and many other influences impact this on an individual level. Like people, some individuals are more introverted than others, even if the breed is generally outgoing. So with that in mind, we're going to be looking at the Doberman breed's general playfulness, but remember, each canine is unique. ENERGY Alright, with all that out of the way, let's dig right in and look at one of the most significant factors in a breeds playfulness; their energy level. The Doberman reaches maturity around two to three years of age, and with their puppy and teenage years coming to a close, their energy level drops a bit. They are generally a pretty high-energy breed, but they will range closer to the top of that energy scale for their first three years of life. When motivated, and no matter their age, be prepared to see this large regal canine companion turn into the swift and agile athlete they were bred to be. Remember, this breed has been used for everything from military work, to service canines, to modern protection work. Teaching them a game like hide and seek in a controlled environment could be one way to work their mind and instincts while still playing with your Doberman. Make sure their reward for finding you or the hidden object is worthy of their effort to keep it an interesting game for their razor sharp minds. TRAINABILITY/INTELLIGENCE The Doberman is incredibly trainable and willing to please their calm, consistent leader. If your idea of a playful canine is one who loves to run after a toy, or run obstacle courses then the Doberman could be a great fit. They are high achievers who need a good bit of exercise several times a day. They will settle in and chew on a bone or toy but prepared for them to fling it around if they're feeling particularly goofy and take this as a sign that you need to interact with them in a way that works their mind and body. Obedience drills can be a great solution to this since they can be done in the home or outside on a walk and the Doberman excels at this kind of work. FAMILY & SOCIAL Canines typically play a bit more with children and feed off their energy, and the Doberman is no exception. This is one area where their high energy can cause problems if you have children even though they are typically very tolerant and gentle breed around children. When raised together, many families never have a problem worse than accidently knocking a child over or getting swatted by an overly excited paw. Their family will see the playful side of the Doberman that few others ever will. This is partly because they are watchful of strangers on instinct, and play requires them to let that guard down a bit. Some might prefer a long walk or run, while others might prefer hide and seek games, and still others might think playing with a tug is the best game ever. You'll need to try different things to see what your Doberman likes and adapt as they age or get bored. Most Dobermans enjoy a calm home and have a favourite family member they will play more with especially when they get loads of affection from that person too.  AFFECTION/INDEPENDENCE Speaking of attention, let's look at how inclined the Doberman is towards affection versus independence. Like most working breeds, they are happiest when their whole family is home, but they can do well alone too. Give them a few toys to play with during the day and a good solid bit of exercise in the morning, and you might come home to find your Doberman hasn't moved from their post at all once they reached their maturity age. Before that age, they are prone to the same mischief of all young canines when their energy collides with boredom, and they find a (usually destructive) way to entertain themselves. When you're home, they'll track you from room to room and come snuggle up as close as they can get. Several long walks or runs and some playtime on the floor and lots of positive attention are the favorite activities for this breed once they've grown up. 

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How Soon Should My DOBERMAN Go To The VET

How Soon Should My DOBERMAN Go To The VET

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DOBERMAN APPEARANCE DEEPDIVE

DOBERMAN APPEARANCE DEEPDIVE

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The Doberman is a beautiful looking dog and very recognisable so today we talk all about their appearance.

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Where Should My DOBERMAN PUPPY Sleep?

Where Should My DOBERMAN PUPPY Sleep?

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Deciding the place you puppy sleeps at night might be something you have not thought about but it can be incredibly helpful especially for their training and routine.

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How Intelligent Are DOBERMANS

How Intelligent Are DOBERMANS

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Today we do a deep dive on the intelligence and trainability of the Doberman.

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NEVER LET YOUR DOBERMAN EAT THIS!!!!

NEVER LET YOUR DOBERMAN EAT THIS!!!!

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Watching what your dog eats is very important as there are many poisonous things to dogs and today you can learn what to foods to keep your dog away from.

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DOBERMAN VS DOGO ARGENTINO

DOBERMAN VS DOGO ARGENTINO

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HISTORY Let’s dive right into their history and see what each breed was bred for and how that influenced the canines we know today. The Doberman Pincher was a working dog originally bred by a German tax collector in 1870 who also managed the town dog pound. It is believed that herding and cattle dogs are the foundation of the original Doberman breed and the dog’s graceful appearance that we recognize today was refined through the Manchester Terrier and Greyhound additions to the bloodline. There is no relation to the Miniature Pincher though they are strikingly similar. The Dogo is a very new breed, developed in Argentina in the 1920s by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez as a passion project. The canine was originally considered a fighting dog since much of it’s stock was from a regional fighting dog, but Dr. Martinez discovered his breed was an avid hunter of large game when he brought the dog with him on a hunt. They are now used often in hunting wild boar and mountain lions in Argentina thanks to their incredible stamina, powerful build, and fearless nature.  APPEARANCE Many Doberman’s exhibit the black and tan markings but also come in several colour variations including black and tan, red and tan, fawn, and even blue. Black and red base coats with tan markings are the most common colours though. Males average 70-90lbs and females average about 50-70lbs. Their tails are docked, and ears often cropped, though you will find many now without cropped ears. Their Doberman is sleek and graceful with a lean body and long legs to match its pointed head and elongated snout.  Dogo’s are easy to recognize with their and impressive build and solid white coat that shows off their powerful muscles. They will sometimes have small black marks that look like smudges but generally only one of two of these if any. Generally seen with cropped ears, and sometimes docked tails, these muscular canines are incredibly swift and have an amazing endurance. TRAINABILITY Both of these gorgeous dogs are incredibly intelligent and highly trainable. The Doberman has been used for military and police work, search and rescue, as well as service work. Both are highly intelligent and generally have a high energy level as well, so they need an experienced owner to direct their energy is a positive direction. Because of their high energy level and drive, Doberman’s are often used in military and police work today. The Dogo may get there, but the breed was only recognized by the AKC in 2020 and have been gaining popularity in the last several years. Both can be wilful and determined when excited, so they need a calm and consistent leader to keep them on the right track.   TEMPERAMENT Both the Doberman and Dogo need tons of socialization throughout their life (but especially in the early years) in lots of different situations to become the perfect canine companion and family dog. They are fiercely loyal to their owner and can develop separation anxiety as a result if they aren’t properly conditioned to be alone. They do well with children but because of their energy level, they should be supervised until the children are older. They are quite affectionate with their favourite person, and they will be glued to their owner’s side often giving them long, adoring stares. Keep in mind that both canines are protective and potentially reactive when they feel anyone in their family may be threatened. WRAP UP Experienced canine leaders will find excellent guardians and family companions in both the Doberman and Dogo Argentino. Both dogs will thrive in active homes where they can get plenty of exercise and affection each day. Those looking for a top-notch home guardian will love the fierce guardian instincts of the regal Doberman. Families looking for an active canine partner for agility or running will find the Dodo Argentino an enthusiastic canine always up for an adventure. Before bringing either breed into your home, though, consider your level of leadership and the time you'll be able to devote to these loyal breeds.

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When Should My DOBERMAN Be HOUSE TRAINED
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