Doberman Puppies Somerset


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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 Somerset Bridgwater Burnham-on-Sea Chard Cheddar Frome Glastonbury Highbridge Minehead South Petherton Street Taunton Templecombe Wedmore Wells Winscombe Yeovil 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 good with children?

The breed is usually excellent with children when raised with children. This is due to their high level of intelligence and their innate desire to function with and for people. They seem to understand that infants and very young ones need care and protection and tend to be tolerant of little ones’ play. This is not to say that an exuberant pup will not knock a toddler down in play or accidentally bite to grab a toy.

When visiting a new litter you may find the dam aggressive and protective of her brood and should respect that for what it is. You also may encounter a Doberman alarmed at the antics of small children which should be explainable by asking if the dog has ever been exposed to youngsters. Aggression toward or fear of people of any size or age is not typical Doberman temperament and should be avoided in any dog you may have in your home.

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What toys and supplies do I need to buy?

Different dogs like different types of toys. Most Dobermans like toys that they can fetch.  It is a good idea to teach your dog early on to chew on the proper toys that will result in good dental health.  Hard nylon chew toys or sterilized bones are good for helping reduce the tarter on their teeth. Not all dogs like to chew on these types of things and they must be encouraged to do so. Some dog treats such as rawhide bones and rope toys should be given to the dog only when supervised. These types of toys can be dangerous if the dog eats them rather than just chewing them and most Dobermans are inclined to do this. Some dogs savour their treats and simply enjoy chewing them; others simply destroy them and swallow large pieces.

A crate is a must. It should be large enough for the dog to stretch out in, stand up and turn around but not so large that it does not provide the secure ‘den’ feeling that dogs enjoy.  There are various types of crates, usually wire and plastic. Different situations call for different crates.  Wire affords good circulation but is not as secure feeling to the dog as a plastic crate. Plastic crates are required by the airlines.

Collars with tags marked clearly with the address and contact numbers should be worn by dogs when they are outside.  Even safer is a microchip implanted under the skin registered with the AKC’s Companion Animal Recovery program.  Most veterinarians can provide this service.  Be careful of loose fitting collars and dangling tags when the dog is confined to his crate as there is the possibility of it becoming tangled in the crate and causing harm to the dog.  A “choke style” collar is very dangerous when a dog is crated. Only snug fitting, flat collars with nothing dangling or protruding to catch wires should be used. Use discretion with these items.

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What do they eat and about how much?

Because of their high energy level they should be fed a high quality food containing a good balance of protein and fat and with essential fatty acids.  Most normally active Dobermans will require a higher level of fat and protein than many other breeds throughout their lives.  Adults will eat from 2-5 cups of food a day depending on the individual dogs metabolism and how much activity they are getting. Good quality, balanced food will help to keep the coat healthy and reduce shedding.

Doberman Puppies Somerset

Abbas Combe-Somerset (near Stalbridge)

Abbots Leigh-North Somerset (near Bristol)

Ash Priors-Somerset (near Wellington)

Bagley Green-Somerset (near Wellington)

Barton St David-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Bason Bridge-Somerset (near Highbridge)

Bishops Lydeard-Somerset (near Taunton)

Blagdon Hill-Somerset (near Taunton)

Blue Anchor-Somerset (near Watchet)

Bower Hinton-Somerset (near Crewkerne)

Bradley Cross-Somerset (near Axbridge)

Bradley Green-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

Brent Knoll-Somerset (near Burnham on Sea)

Brompton Ralph-Somerset (near Watchet)

Brompton Regis-Somerset (near Dulverton)

Buckland St Mary-Somerset (near Chard)

Burnham on Sea-Somerset

Butleigh Wootton-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Castle Cary-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Charlton Adam-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Charlton Horethorne-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Charlton Mackrell-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Charlton Musgrove-Somerset (near Gillingham)

Chew Magna-Bath and North East Somerset (near Keynsham)

Chew Stoke-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bristol)

Chewton Mendip-Somerset (near Wells)

Chilthorne Domer-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Chilton Cantelo-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Chilton Polden-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

Chilton Trinity-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

Clapton in Gordano-North Somerset (near Portishead)

Combe Florey-Somerset (near Taunton)

Combe Hay-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bath)

Combe St Nicholas-Somerset (near Chard)

Compton Dando-Bath and North East Somerset (near Keynsham)

Compton Dundon-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Compton Martin-Bath and North East Somerset (near Wells)

Corton Denham-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Cotford St Luke-Somerset (near Taunton)

Creech Heathfield-Somerset (near Taunton)

Creech St Michael-Somerset (near Taunton)

Cricket Malherbie-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Crock Street-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Curry Mallet-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Curry Rivel-Somerset (near Ilminster)

East Bower-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

East Brent-Somerset (near Burnham on Sea)

East Chinnock-Somerset (near Crewkerne)

East Coker-Somerset (near Yeovil)

East Compton-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

East Cranmore-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

East End-North Somerset (near Nailsea)

East End-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

East Harptree-Bath and North East Somerset (near Wells)

East Horrington-Somerset (near Wells)

East Huntspill-Somerset (near Highbridge)

East Lambrook-Somerset (near Ilminster)

East Lydford-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

East Pennard-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

East Quantoxhead-Somerset (near Watchet)

East Woodlands-Somerset (near Frome)

Easton in Gordano-North Somerset (near Avonmouth)

Farleigh Hungerford-Somerset (near Bradford on Avon)

Farrington Gurney-Bath (near Shepton Mallet)

Five Bells-Somerset (near Watchet)

Flax Bourton-North Somerset (near Nailsea)

Four Forks-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

Gare Hill-Somerset (near Frome)

Gosling Street-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Great Elm-Somerset (near Frome)

Green Ore-Somerset (near Wells)

Gurney Slade-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Ham Street-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Hardington Mandeville-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Hardington Marsh-Somerset (near Crewkerne)

Hardington Moor-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Hatch Beauchamp-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Heath House-Somerset (near Axbridge)

Henstridge Ash-Somerset (near Stalbridge)

Henstridge Marsh-Somerset (near Stalbridge)

High Ham-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

High Littleton-Bath and North East Somerset (near Keynsham)

Higher Chillington-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Hinton Blewett-Somerset (near Wells)

Hornblotton Green-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Horton-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Huish Champflower-Somerset (near Wellington)

Huish Episcopi-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Isle Abbotts-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Isle Brewers-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Keinton Mandeville-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Kingsbury Episcopi-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Kingston Bridge-North Somerset (near Clevedon)

Kingston Seymour-North Somerset (near Clevedon)

Kingston St Mary-Somerset (near Taunton)

Langford Budville-Somerset (near Wellington)

Langley Marsh-Somerset (near Wellington)

Leigh upon Mendip-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Leigh Woods-North Somerset (near Bristol)

Little Load-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Little Weston-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Long Sutton-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Low Ham-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Low Wham-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Lower Aisholt-Somerset (near North Petherton)

Lower Durston-Somerset (near North Petherton)

Lower Godney-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Lower Langford-North Somerset (near Axbridge)

Lower Merridge-Somerset (near North Petherton)

Lower Odcombe-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Lower Severalls-Somerset (near Crewkerne)

Lower Vexford-Somerset (near Watchet)

Lower Vobster-Somerset (near Frome)

Lower Weare-Somerset (near Axbridge)

Lower Weston-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bath)

Luckwell Bridge-Somerset (near Minehead)

Lulsgate Bottom-North Somerset (near Nailsea)

Lydeard St Lawrence-Somerset (near Wellington)

Lydford on Fosse-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Mark Causeway-Somerset (near Highbridge)

Marston Bigot-Somerset (near Frome)

Marston Magna-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Meare Green-Somerset (near North Petherton)

Middle Stoughton-Somerset (near Axbridge)

Midsomer Norton-Bath (near Shepton Mallet)

Milborne Port-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Milborne Wick-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Milton Clevedon-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Monkton Heathfield-Somerset (near Taunton)

Muchelney Ham-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Mudford Sock-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Nether Stowey-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

New Town-Somerset (near Chard)

North Barrow-Somerset (near Sherborne)

North Brewham-Somerset (near Frome)

North Cadbury-Somerset (near Sherborne)

North Cheriton-Somerset (near Stalbridge)

North Curry-Somerset (near North Petherton)

North Perrott-Somerset (near Crewkerne)

North Petherton-Somerset

North Wick-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bristol)

North Wick-Somerset (near Highbridge)

North Widcombe-Somerset (near Keynsham)

North Wootton-Somerset (near Wells)

Norton Fitzwarren-Somerset (near Taunton)

Norton Hawkfield-Bath (near Keynsham)

Norton Malreward-Bath (near Keynsham)

Norton St Philip-Somerset (near Bradford on Avon)

Nunney Catch-Somerset (near Frome)

Odd Down-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bath)

Old Cleeve-Somerset (near Watchet)

Orchard Portman-Somerset (near Taunton)

Over Stowey-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

Peasedown St John-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bath)

Porlock Hill-Somerset (near Minehead)

Porlock Weir-Somerset (near Minehead)

Preston Plucknett-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Queen Camel-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Red Quar-Bath and North East Somerset (near Wells)

Rich’s Holford-Somerset (near Watchet)

Rodney Stoke-Somerset (near Axbridge)

Sampford Brett-Somerset (near Watchet)

Sampford Moor-Somerset (near Wellington)

Sellick’s Green-Somerset (near Taunton)

Seven Ash-Somerset (near Taunton)

Shepton Mallet-Somerset

Shepton Montague-Somerset (near Gillingham)

Slough Green-Somerset (near Taunton)

South Barrow-Somerset (near Sherborne)

South Brewham-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

South Cadbury-Somerset (near Sherborne)

South Chard-Somerset (near Chard)

South Cheriton-Somerset (near Stalbridge)

South Hill-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

South Petherton-Somerset (near Crewkerne)

South Widcombe-Somerset (near Wells)

Spring Gardens-Somerset (near Frome)

St Catherine-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bath)

St Georges-North Somerset (near Weston Super Mare)

St Philips Marsh-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bristol)

Stanton Drew-Bath and North East Somerset (near Keynsham)

Stanton Prior-Bath and North East Somerset (near Keynsham)

Stanton Wick-Bath and North East Somerset (near Keynsham)

Staple Fitzpaine-Somerset (near Taunton)

Stickle Path-Somerset (near Watchet)

Stockland Bristol-Somerset (near Burnham on Sea)

Stoke St Gregory-Somerset (near North Petherton)

Stoke St Michael-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Stoke sub Hamdon-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Stone edge Batch-North Somerset (near Nailsea)

Stoney Littleton-Somerset (near Bath)

Stoney Stoke-Somerset (near Gillingham)

Stoney Stratton-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Stoughton Cross-Somerset (near Axbridge)

Stratton on the Fosse-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Street on the Fosse-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Sutton Bingham-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Sutton Mallet-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

Sutton Montis-Somerset (near Sherborne)

Temple Cloud-Bath and North East Somerset (near Keynsham)

Twerton on Avon-Bath and North East Somerset (near Bath)

Up Mudford-Somerset (near Yeovil)

Upper Coxley-Somerset (near Wells)

Upper Godney-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

Upper Milton-Somerset (near Wells)

Upper Vobster-Somerset (near Frome)

Upton Noble-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Walford Cross-Somerset (near Taunton)

Wallington Hall-Somerset (near Wellington)

Walton Bay-North Somerset (near Clevedon)

Walton in Gordano-North Somerset (near Clevedon)

Wellington Hill-Somerset (near Wellington)

West Bagborough-Somerset (near Taunton)

West Bradley-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

West Camel-Somerset (near Yeovil)

West Chinnock-Somerset (near Crewkerne)

West Coker-Somerset (near Yeovil)

West Compton-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

West Hatch-Somerset (near Taunton)

West Hewish-North Somerset (near Weston Super Mare)

West Huntspill-Somerset (near Highbridge)

West Lambrook-Somerset (near Ilminster)

West Leigh-Somerset (near Wellington)

West Luccombe-Somerset (near Minehead)

West Lydford-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

West Lyng-Somerset (near North Petherton)

West Monkton-Somerset (near Taunton)

West Newton-Somerset (near North Petherton)

West Pennard-Somerset (near Glastonbury)

West Porlock-Somerset (near Minehead)

West Quantoxhead-Somerset (near Watchet)

West Stoughton-Somerset (near Axbridge)

West Town-North Somerset (near Axbridge)

West Town (Shepton Mallet) (near Shepton Mallet)

West Woodlands-Somerset (near Frome)

West Yeo-Somerset (near North Petherton)

Westbury sub Mendip-Somerset (near Wells)

Weston in Gordano-North Somerset (near Portishead)

Weston Super Mare-North Somerset

Weston Zoyland-Somerset (near Bridgwater)

Wheddon Cross-Somerset (near Minehead)

Wick St Lawrence-North Somerset (near Weston Super Mare)

Windmill Hill-Somerset (near Ilminster)

Windsor Hill-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Witham Friary-Somerset (near Frome)

Withiel Florey-Somerset (near Dulverton)

Wookey Hole-Somerset (near Wells)

Wootton Courtenay-Somerset (near Minehead)

Wyke Champflower-Somerset (near Shepton Mallet)

Yeovil Marsh-Somerset (near Yeovil)

 



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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