So we've sent our 6 month old Radar to a 21 day live-in boot camp with a trainer. We chose this trainer - despite him being 3 hrs away because his personal dogs are dobermans. I know that many people think that all training should be between the owner and the dog but we are really glad we made this decision. Radar is basically a good boy. However, he had some problematic behaviors like jumping, "bullying" the children, and his persistant rough play with our other dog. The rough play was becoming a problem as he goes to a doggie daycare while we are at work and two weeks in a row ended up with bite wounds - the last time a day before going to training he needed his cheek stitched. As much as I wanted to think it was the daycare's fault for not supervising better I knew Radar was likely pushing other dogs to the breaking point. I knew I made the right decision after dropping him off at the trainer's house. Despite his socialization at the daycare, he had become more fearful of new people coming to our house and was fearful of entering the trainers house. The trainer right away noticed his insecurity and has been working on confidence which is crucial for a young dobie as lack of confidence leads to negative behaviors. We did work on training and went to puppy classes but we are not professionals and I highly recommmend the investment in a professional trainer at a young age to make sure your dobie is a good ambassador for the breed.