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Old 02-18-2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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How socialable should a well socialized Dobbie be? Dobermans can be very social. My boy loves most people. Not all dobes are like this, but most that I have met love people.

I've heard they can have male on male aggression in the breed that is so bad to the point of a male Dobbie killing another male dog. - yes males can be same sex aggressive, neutering and lots of training and training classes helps.

How are they with children? my dog likes kids, but likes to lick them too much and scares most of them. generaly dobes are very very good with kids when well trained.

How are they about going out in public or wherever and doing anything from the park, hiking, the beach, out with the friends, ect? My dobe does good with this, but only because he has been to about 5 or 6 different training classes and because I watch EVERYTHING. owning a doberman is a lot like walking around with a loaded gun. no matter how much training you do, they need to be treated as such. I never trust him around ppl I don't know, unless I am right there, I never ever let him go up to dogs I don't know. This might just be me being overprotective,but this is not a dog for a first time owner, they are tough, fast and need constant training and sociliazing.

How are they about meeting new people, if of course they are properly socialized? excited.

And how would one compare a Dobbie to a more common dog breed like a lab that everyone knows their personality, temperament, and such? hyper, loving, loyal, goofy, loveable, tough, determined, can be stubborn, but very smart.

Any other important things you think I should know about the breed would be good also.
again, not a breed for a first time dog owner!!! can be stubborn, but very smart. they need to constantly be working and they need to know who is in charge in the house and repsect that at all times. never, NEVER, let them think it is ok to growl, bark or snap at you or they will walk all over you and it will not end well.

with all that said, I love my doberman and will never be without one, they are the most goofy, loveable, trainable dog I have owned.

Intense. that is a good word for them......
Great post FrenchfFace! One question soumds like you are in charge! But regarding the kids faces and them getting scared when being licked this could induce a fear of dogs in them that could freak your dog out too I presume you stop the licking? BUT it seems you are doing a great job
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ya, my friends have kids that are used to dogs, so Renic will get a couple good licks in while I hold his collar, but that's about it, I don't trust him around the kids if I am not holding him, he just hasn't been around them, no fault to him, he just gets excited! lol

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ya, my friends have kids that are used to dogs, so Renic will get a couple good licks in while I hold his collar, but that's about it, I don't trust him around the kids if I am not holding him, he just hasn't been around them, no fault to him, he just gets excited! lol
Right! Is he sitting nicely/calmly when this taking is taking place? If not that also might be good thing for him to learn I have a rule in my house if guests come round Nipper must be all on all fours before she gets a fuss one guest in particular has got in down to a 'T' He also gives the commands and folds his arms out of the way! Nipper soon complies This training is called N.I.L.I.F (Nothing In Life Is Free) I think if you aren't doing this at the moment it might be a idea to try it! It's just another useful tool in your tool box and it works. there are plenty of threads on here regarding N.I.L.I.F Not saying he is going to bite etc but if he acts calmer than that's good thing IMO
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He's as calm as he is gonna get. Dobes are not a calm breed. He is more then under control in every situation I present to him. I don't like kids, they make me nervous, and he knows that. We avoid them like the plague. He can lay calm at my feet and watch kids play. But neither of us like them too close. I'm fine with how well behaved my dog is. We do not practice any set training method. We have our own after many years of training and foster dogs.

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LOL Staffies too aren't that calm! You say you don't 'trust' him round kids unless you are holding his collar It's similar to my friend who co owns Nipper with me regarding treats ( he has improved though) WIth me I can put treats down for Nipper call her to my side with out holding her collar ( it wasn't always like this though) and there is a 'trust' built up between Nipper and my self and she won't move till I tell her it's ok now my friend insists on when he calls Nipper to his side he will hold her collar as he doesn't 'trust' her from not going to the treats Same dog 2 different people And No I don't think your dog would bite but he may not be calm enough to greet people/kids and that's why I use N.I.L.I.F with my dog!
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