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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.
Trust me, you will fall in love with all doberman puppies you visit but puppies, doberman or not, should never be bought on impulse.
Doberman Puppies Northamptonshire Brackley, Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Towcester, Wellingborough 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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What are the grooming needs of a Doberman and how often should they be done?
Maintenance of the Doberman is minimal compared to many other breeds but there are still some areas that require attention.
Good dental health is also a must. Teach the dog early to enjoy having his teeth brushed with a toothbrush and toothpaste designed for dogs. Also, encourage him to chew on toys that are designed to clean teeth and stimulate gums.
Toenails should be kept short. It is best to do them once a week. Long nails can be hazardous. Also, if they are too long the dog will be walking on the nails, as opposed to walking on pads of the feet as they are supposed to, resulting in sore, splayed feet.
Shedding YES, their dark hairs do get on clothing and furniture! There are some things that can be done to help minimize this. Baths with a good quality shampoo that is mild on the skin, as well as regular, consistent grooming with a rubber grooming glove will keep the skin stimulated and the hair healthy plus it will remove the dead hairs before they fall off on the furniture. A good way to cleanse them without bathing too frequently is to make a mixture of 1/3 Listerine Mouthwash, 1/3 glycerine and 1/3 water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the dog daily and wipe down with a soft cloth. This will keep the dandruff and shedding to a minimum and give your dog a sleek, shiny coat year round. A healthy, parasite free, clean Doberman will shed the least possible.
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Where should they live/sleep?
A Doberman that gets a lot of exercise and interaction with family makes an excellent housedog but he must have a secure area to run and play in or he should be taken on very regular romps to let off some steam. A Doberman that has been cooped up and not allowed to play rambunctiously may be too active to enjoy in the house. Because of their curious nature and high activity level it is best if young dogs sleep in a confined, secure place such as a crate. This assures that the dog does not accidentally get into trouble during the night when he wakes up and is unsupervised. Older, mature dogs that have proven themselves trustworthy housedogs can be allowed to sleep loose.
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Ashby St Ledgers-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Aston le Walls-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Barton Seagrave-Northamptonshire (near Burton Latimer)
Bloxham Grove-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Brackley Hatch-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Brafield on the Green-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Brampton Ash-Northamptonshire (near Desborough)
Burton Latimer-Northamptonshire Canons Ashby-Northamptonshire
Canons Ashby-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Castle Ashby-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Chapel Brampton-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Chipping Warden-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Church Brampton-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Church Stowe-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Clay Coton-Northamptonshire (near Rugby)
Cold Ashby-Northamptonshire (near Market Harborough)
Cold Higham-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Cranford St Andrew-Northamptonshire (near Burton Latimer)
Cranford St John-Northamptonshire (near Burton Latimer)
Denford Ash-Northamptonshire (near Thrapston)
Earls Barton-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
East Carlton-Northamptonshire (near Corby)
East Farndon-Northamptonshire (near Market Harborough)
East Haddon-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Easton Maudit-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Easton Neston-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Easton on the Hill-Northamptonshire (near Stamford)
Far Cotton-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Fosters Booth-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Grafton Regis-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Grafton Underwood-Northamptonshire (near Burton Latimer)
Great Addington-Northamptonshire (near Raunds)
Great Billing-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Great Brington-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Great Cransley-Northamptonshire (near Kettering)
Great Doddington-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Great Harrowden-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Great Houghton-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Great Oakley-Northamptonshire (near Corby)
Great Oxendon-Northamptonshire (near Market Harborough)
Greens Norton-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Hanging Houghton-Northamptonshire (near Rothwell)
Higham Ferrers-Northamptonshire (near Rushden)
Hinton in the Hedges-Northamptonshire (near Brackley)
Juniper Hill-Northamptonshire (near Brackley)
Kings Cliffe-Northamptonshire (near Oundle)
Kings Sutton-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Little Addington-Northamptonshire (near Irthlingborough)
Little Billing-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Little Bourton-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Little Brington-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Little Cransley-Northamptonshire (near Rothwell)
Little Everdon-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Little Harrowden-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Little Houghton-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Little Irchester-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Little Oakley-Northamptonshire (near Corby)
Long Buckby-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Lower Benefield-Northamptonshire (near Oundle)
Lower Boddington-Northamptonshire (near Southam)
Lower Catesby-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Lower End-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Lower Thorpe Mandeville-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Luddington in the Brook-Northamptonshire (near Oundle)
Marston St Lawrence-Northamptonshire (near Brackley)
Marston Trussell-Northamptonshire (near Market Harborough)
Mears Ashby-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
Middle Dimson-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Middleton Cheney-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Milton Malsor-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Moreton Pinkney-Northamptonshire (near Brackley)
Moulton Park-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Nether Heyford-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Nevill Holt-Northamptonshire (near Uppingham)
New Duston-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Newton Bromswold-Northamptonshire (near Rushden)
Old Stratford-Northamptonshire (near Milton Keynes)
Preston Capes-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Preston Deanery-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Pury End-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Sawbridge-Warwickshire (near Daventry)
Spinney Hill-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Stanford on Avon-Northamptonshire (near Lutterworth)
Stoke Albany-Northamptonshire (near Desborough)
Stoke Bruerne-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Stoke Doyle-Northamptonshire (near Oundle)
Sutton Bassett-Northamptonshire (near Market Harborough)
Thorpe Malsor-Northamptonshire (near Rothwell)
Thorpe Mandeville-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Thorpe Waterville-Northamptonshire (near Thrapston)
Upper Astrop-Northamptonshire (near Banbury)
Upper Benefield-Northamptonshire (near Oundle)
Upper Boddington-Northamptonshire (near Southam)
Upper Catesby-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Upper Heyford-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Upper Stowe-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Upper Weedon-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Weedon Bec-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Weedon Lois-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
West Farndon-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
West Haddon-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
West Langton-Northamptonshire (near Market Harborough)
Weston by Welland-Northamptonshire (near Market Harborough)
Weston Favell-Northamptonshire (near Northampton)
Wood Burcote-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Woodford Halse-Northamptonshire (near Daventry)
Yardley Gobion-Northamptonshire (near Towcester)
Yardley Hastings-Northamptonshire (near Wellingborough)
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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