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Here are a few random questions with answers generally available on the internet.  I hope it gives you food for thought but please do as much research as you possibly can before you go looking for your doberman puppy and make an impulse buy.

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Doberman Puppies Hertfordshire Baldock, Barnet, Berkhamsted, Bishop’s Stortford, Borehamwood, Harpenden, Hatfield, HemelHempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Kings Langley, Letchworth, Potters Bar, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Royston, Sawbridgeworth, St Albans, Tring, Waltham Cross, Ware, Watford, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, What are my responsibilities as a new Doberman puppy owner?

Do take your puppy to puppy playschool and obedience training classes and do your homework for these classes. Behaviors that are cute in a 15 pound puppy can be dangerous in a 75 pound doberman. Socialize your puppy with people (especially children) and other dogs frequently (after your puppy has completed its immunization). Your doberman puppy may go through a period known as “adolescent shyness” when it reaches 4-5 months of age. This period can last until the puppy is 12-18 months old. Socializing your puppy from an early age will help minimize this shyness. Expose your doberman puppy to a variety of experiences, but do so gently. You don’t want to traumatize your puppy. Be careful of heavy physical exertion directly before and after eating, especially if your Doberman is a “gulper”. Dobermans puppies can suffer from bloat. If your dog’s abdomen becomes distended and rigid and it can not seem to belch or pass gas, gastric torsion may be the problem. This is an urgent health concern and puppies, doberman and other breeds, should immediately attend the vets.

Are they easy to train?

Yes, very, IF you know what you are doing. The Doberman is very intelligent and eager to please. They will work hard for positive reinforcement. They are not generally stubborn or hard-headed. They pick up new exercises very quickly.  Due to their high intelligence level, the biggest challenge is to keep them focused, and not let them get away with ‘inventing’ variations to the exercise being taught.  Because of the breed’s extreme sensitivity to people the trainer must always be watchful of their own body language and reactions to issues that come up during a training exercise.  As a general rule, a calm demeanour providing quick and clear reward for desired behaviour, while ignoring or, if necessary, simple verbal correction for undesired behaviour, will net you an enthusiastic and talented working partner.

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How much exercise do they need; how frequently?

Canines are most secure and content with regular daily routines.  A Doberman’s daily routine definitely must include some form of exercise preferably morning and evening.  The ideal would be time to run and play in a secure fenced area; at least a half hour in the AM and PM.  If you do not have the facilities for that, a brisk morning and evening walk or jog are essential. City dwellers will have to get more creative with providing their high energy, healthy pet a daily opportunity to blow off steam and to stay in condition, maybe a treadmill type dog jogger, or a local basketball court where a ball or frisbee can be safely chased.

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What health issues should I ask about?

The Doberman unfortunately, like most breeds, has its share of genetic problems so there are many health clearances which breeders can and should provide. At a minimum ALL breeding stock should be tested and/or certified against:

  • Cardiomyopathy – to include a Holter monitor EKG and an ultrasound or sonogram done by a veterinary cardiologist. Cardio tests should be conducted annually or 3 months before a planned breeding. This type of testing should be done in Dobermans as it is better than nothing and you can know that at the time of the breeding or the time of the test whether the heart tested normal; that there were no heart murmurs or abnormally skipping heart beats.
  • Von Willebrands disease via DNA test – a blood clotting disorder
  • X-rays for hip and elbow dysplasia, certified by at or after the age of 2 years
  • Annual blood panels for thyroid, kidneys, and liver
  • Annual eye exam done by a veterinary ophthalmologist

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Abbots Langley-Hertfordshire

Aley Green-Hertfordshire (near Luton)

Allens Green-Hertfordshire (near Sawbridgeworth)

Aston End-Hertfordshire (near Stevenage)

Ayot St Lawrence-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

Ayot St Peter-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

Baker’s End-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

Bell Bar-Hertfordshire (near Hatfield)

Birch Green-Hertfordshire (near Hertford)

Bishops Stortford-Hertfordshire

Blackmore End-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Bourne End-Hertfordshire (near Berkhamsted)

Bragbury End-Hertfordshire (near Stevenage)

Breachwood Green-Hertfordshire (near Luton)

Brent Pelham-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Bricket Wood-Hertfordshire (near Abbots Langley)

Brookmans Park-Hertfordshire (near Potters Bar)

Bucks Hill-Hertfordshire (near Abbots Langley)

Bull’s Green-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

Burnham Green-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

Bury Green-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Bushey Heath-Hertfordshire (near Bushey)

Chandler’s Cross-Hertfordshire (near Rickmansworth)

Childwick Green-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Cockernhoe -Hertfordshire (near Luton)

Cole Green (Buntingford)-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Cole Green (Hertford)-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

Collier’s End-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

Colney Heath-Hertfordshire (near Hatfield)

Colney Street-Hertfordshire (near St Albans)

Croxley Green-Hertfordshire (near Rickmansworth)

Dane End-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

East End-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

East End Green-Hertfordshire (near Hertford)

Epping Green-Hertfordshire (near Cuffley)

Furneux Pelham-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Gaddesden Row-Hertfordshire (near Hemel Hempstead)

Ganwick Corner-Hertfordshire (near Potters Bar)

Goff’s Oak-Hertfordshire (near Waltham Cross)

Great Amwell-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

Great Gaddesden-Hertfordshire (near Hemel Hempstead)

Great Hormead-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Great Munden-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Great Wymondley-Hertfordshire (near Hitchin)

Green End-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Green Street (East Hertfordshire)(near Borehamwood)

Green Street (North Hertfordshire) (near Bishops Stortford)

Green Tye-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Hadham Cross-Hertfordshire (near Much Hadham)

Hadham Ford-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Hall’s Green-Hertfordshire (near Stevenage)

Hammond Street-Hertfordshire (near Goff’s Oak)

Hare Street-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Harmer Green-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

Hatching Green-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Hatfield Garden Village-Hertfordshire (near Hatfield)

Hay Street-Hertfordshire (near Braughing)

Hebing End-Hertfordshire (near Knebworth)

Hemel Hempstead-Hertfordshire

Hertford Heath-Hertfordshire (near Hertford)

High Cross-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

High Wych-Hertfordshire (near Sawbridgeworth)

Hunton Bridge-Hertfordshire (near Abbots Langley)

Kings Langley-Hertfordshire (near Abbots Langley)

Kings Walden-Hertfordshire (near Hitchin)

Kinsbourne Green-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Letchmore Heath-Hertfordshire (near Radlett)

Letty Green-Hertfordshire (near Tewin)

Levens Green-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Leverstock Green-Hertfordshire (near Hemel Hempstead)

Little Berkhamsted-Hertfordshire (near Cuffley)

Little Gaddesden-Hertfordshire (near Berkhamsted)

Little Hadham-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Little Hormead-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Little Tring-Hertfordshire (near Tring)

Little Wymondley-Hertfordshire (near Stevenage)

London Colney-Hertfordshire (near St Albans)

Long Marston-Hertfordshire (near Tring)

Lower Woodside-Hertfordshire (near Luton)

Mangrove Green-Hertfordshire (near Luton)

Maple Cross-Hertfordshire (near Rickmansworth)

Marden Hill-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

Marshall’s Heath-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Merry Hill-Hertfordshire (near Bushey)

Mill End-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Much Hadham-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Nash Mills-Hertfordshire (near Hemel Hempstead)

New Mill-Hertfordshire (near Tring)

Newgate Street-Hertfordshire (near Cuffley)

North Mymms-Hertfordshire (near Hatfield)

Offley-Hertfordshire (near Hitchin)

Old Hall Green-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Old Knebworth-Hertfordshire (near Stevenage)

Park Street-Hertfordshire (near St Albans)

Patchetts Green-Hertfordshire (near Bushey)

Patmore Heath-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Perry Green-Hertfordshire (near Much Hadham)

Peter’s Green-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Piccotts End-Hertfordshire (near Hemel Hempstead)

Potten End-Hertfordshire (near Berkhamsted)

Potters Bar-Hertfordshire

Potters Crouch-Hertfordshire (near St Albans)

Pye Corner-Hertfordshire (near Harlow)

Rabley Heath-Hertfordshire (near Stevenage)

Roe Green-Hertfordshire (near Hatfield)

Round Bush-Hertfordshire (near Radlett)

Sacombe Green-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

Shaftenhoe End-Hertfordshire (near Royston)

South Mimms-Hertfordshire (near Potters Bar)

South Oxhey-Hertfordshire (near Watford)

St Albans-Hertfordshire

St Ippollitts-Hertfordshire (near Hitchin)

St Margarets-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

St Michaels-Hertfordshire (near St Albans)

St Pauls Walden-Hertfordshire (near Stevenage)

St Stephen-Hertfordshire (near St Albans)

Staines Green-Hertfordshire (near Hertford)

Standon Green End-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

Stanstead Abbotts-Hertfordshire (near Ware)

Stocking Pelham-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Stoney Hills-Hertfordshire (near Bengeo)

Tea Green-Hertfordshire (near Luton)

The Hyde-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Trims Green-Hertfordshire (near Sawbridgeworth)

Trowley Bottom-Hertfordshire (near Harpenden)

Upwick Green-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Waltham Cross-Hertfordshire

Wandon End-Hertfordshire (near Luton)

Water End (Dacorum)-Hertfordshire (near Hemel Hempstead)

Water End (Welwyn/Hatfield)-Hertfordshire (near Potters Bar)

Watton at Stone-Hertfordshire (near Knebworth)

Welham Green-Hertfordshire (near Hatfield)

Wellpond Green-Hertfordshire (near Bishops Stortford)

Welwyn Garden City-Hertfordshire

West Hyde-Hertfordshire (near Rickmansworth)

Winch Hill-Hertfordshire (near Luton)

Wood End-Hertfordshire (near Buntingford)

Woolmer Green-Hertfordshire (near Welwyn Garden City)

 

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Will protection training make my puppy doberman vicious?

Protection sport training is probably the most misunderstood training in existence. Many people think that sport protection training makes dobermans vicious and aggressive towards people. The dogs are not taught to bite the person, but to bite the fabric. In the basic training the dog or puppy is taught to play with a burlap sack, sort of a tug of war. The doberman (or puppy) is then graduated to seizing a tube of burlap/fabric and stuffing. Then the dog is graduated to a leg sleeve and then to a decoy suit or sleeve. If the decoy, the man in the suit, were to take off the suit and shake it around, the dog will grab the suit and start a tug of war, in the same manner as he/she did with the burlap sack. If the decoy were to run away holding the suit, dangling from an out stretched hand, exposing the rest of the man to the dog, the dog would grasp the suit and pay no attention to the man. The doberman is taught to grab the fabric. The decoy is friendly towards the dog and many times, in training, the dog will climb up in the decoy’s lap and lick his face, immediately after the protection session is over. Puppies, dobermans seem to be particularly keen to start young, can start in a very small way from an early age but of course a puppy needs to mature into adult before progressing.

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