Acquired: Breeder (professional)
Training: Attended conferences / shows
Posted May 16, 2014
I gave this post such a name for a reason...Will explain why. I used to have a Doberman and it was awesome, and even though I was a child and my dad trained the dog I still remember how much time and effort he put into that to make the dog a nice, well-behaved member of the family..Exactly you need to treat those dogs as real humans, they understand every single word, they can get upset or angry if they're unhappy or ill. So think a million times before you get a Doberman. It will require loads of work and attention, but only during the training as a puppy and an adolescent (they're quite misbehaved as puppies, they pee all over the place, scratch the furniture trying to climb it, eat everything that they find on the floor - so make sure there's nothing like socks or tights!), because after it's trained it's nothing but a pleasure to deal with these dogs! The only minus is that their lives are relatively short (10-11 years) and it's always hard to say goodbye to a friend of yours. Unfortunately, most of the time they suffer from cancer or heart diseases closer to the end of their lives, which later becomes a cause of their death, but if you've chosen this dog be with it until the end, because it will surely give you loads of great emotions during your life together.