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post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 04:04 PM
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Obedience Training

• Did you take formal obedience classes or train yourself. How many classes did you take? Do you still continue to train when not in class?

Only did one with my new females as I had them both at the same time.
Didn't go back, have never had any formal training in training dogs (?)

• How important/beneficial is obedience training to you for this breed?

Number one priority

• Where do you train outside of classes? (backyard, walks, public places)

everywhere

• How much time do you spend in a training session? Do you find it easy to train a male or a female? Do you think a doberman is easy to train compared to other breeds?

10mins- 1hr
neither, I have only ever had one male and he's only 7mnths so is still in training so cant make an opinion.
dobermans are simples compared to English bulls!!

• What type of rewards do you use, if any? (food, toy, praise) Do you use any special training aids? (leashes, clickers, etc) What methods of training do you use?

All of the above, slip lead is the only lead I use

• What have the rewards/accomplishments been since you started training your doberman?

don't understand this question
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Obedience Training

• Did you take formal obedience classes or train yourself. How many classes did you take? Do you still continue to train when not in class?

With my first dog (German Shepherd) I did the formal classes, have trained all my subsequent dogs myself. We train every day for their entire lives- it enriches them and gives them something positive to do.

• How important/beneficial is obedience training to you for this breed?

It is absolutely crucial for ANY dog, of ANY breed.

• Where do you train outside of classes? (backyard, walks, public places)

everywhere

• How much time do you spend in a training session? Do you find it easy to train a male or a female? Do you think a doberman is easy to train compared to other breeds?

No more than 15 minutes at a time- when puppies it is interspersed throughout the day, as an older dog just a few times a week unless something new is being taught. I have always had better luck with males than females as far as willingness to obey (unless food is involved). Dobies are a cake walk compared to Rottweilers, and also easier than German Shepherds. About equal to Golden Retrievers, but much smarter and less distracted/hyper.

• What type of rewards do you use, if any? (food, toy, praise) Do you use any special training aids? (leashes, clickers, etc) What methods of training do you use?

Praise. Regular nylon collar and leash as puppy. No leash, no collar as an adult unless in a public place.

• What have the rewards/accomplishments been since you started training your doberman?

My newest family member is 11 wks old today- he has already mastered "sit" and is almost completely solid for "drop". Is nearly housebroken and learning to properly greet other people and stay in close proximity with immediate recall off leash. I have had him for 2 wks tomorrow. My goal is to get his CGC before his first birthday.
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• Did you take formal obedience classes or train yourself. How many classes did you take? Do you still continue to train when not in class?
We took a puppy class that consisted of five one hour classes. We continue to train twice a week with our schutzhund club.
• How important/beneficial is obedience training to you for this breed?
Essential unless you want your dog to run your house.
• Where do you train outside of classes? (backyard, walks, public places)
At home, inside and outside.
• How much time do you spend in a training session? Do you find it easy to train a male or a female? Do you think a doberman is easy to train compared to other breeds?
5-10 minutes at a time. I haven't had both a male and a female Doberman, just a female. I think they are easier to train than other breeds I have had, but sometimes get overly enthusiastic! That's ok though, it's fun!
• What type of rewards do you use, if any? (food, toy, praise) Do you use any special training aids? (leashes, clickers, etc) What methods of training do you use?
Since my dog is a puppy, we are using food. No clickers.
• What have the rewards/accomplishments been since you started training your doberman?
So far, a better house dog!
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Dog obedience training is a way for owner and dog to learn to speak with each other successfully. Contrary to public opinion, obedience training is not some method by which a dog learns to perform some necessary but artificial activity on command.
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• Did you take formal obedience classes or train yourself. How many classes did you take? Do you still continue to train when not in class?

I trained Bruno myself. He was a breeze, being older and less distractable. He is mostly dobe with a pinch of GSD for good luck. Buggles will be starting formal obedience on 2/2 but I have been working with her from day 1. At 6 months old, she is easily distracted and requires LOTS of one on one. We train throughout the day, every day.


• How important/beneficial is obedience training to you for this breed?

Obedience is incredibly important to me for every breed. There is nothing better than a well trained dog and nothing more irritating than an untrained, out of control dog. It's in the doberman's DNA to be well-trained, they thrive on it and need a strong, assertive leader.

• Where do you train outside of classes? (backyard, walks, public places)

We train in the house, on walks, in our fenced yard, in the car. Every experience is a learning opportunity. It isn't necessarily formal training, but the dogs know where I stand and what is and isn't acceptable in all situations.

• How much time do you spend in a training session? Do you find it easy to train a male or a female? Do you think a doberman is easy to train compared to other breeds?

We do "formal" training in very small increments, maybe 2 minutes at a time, many times throughout the day. I have not noticed a difference in training ease between the two sexes, age is a more important factor in my mind. I find the dobe to be a fun challenge to train, easier than a small dog but harder than a less stubborn breed.

• What type of rewards do you use, if any? (food, toy, praise) Do you use any special training aids? (leashes, clickers, etc) What methods of training do you use?

I use a prong collar, a clicker, and bits of chicken liver for training. I dry the liver in the fridge for a few days so it isn't icky on my hands. Other than the prong I use positive reinforcement. I find the prong a valuable tool but only use for extreme situations, such as walking with lots of distractions. Bruno wears a prong for walks but he doesn't know that the leash isn't hooked to it, it's hooked to his flat collar. His prong is also very loose now, since we don't use it for corrections. He wears it because it's his cue to behave around horses, other dogs, etc.

• What have the rewards/accomplishments been since you started training your doberman?

I love that my dogs are so tuned into me. They have amazing focus and I feel that training has strengthened our bond. What's better than a nice loose leash walk, followed by a big romp in the yard, and then a nap with two tuckered out dobes? Not much, in my opinion.

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• Did you take formal obedience classes or train yourself. How many classes did you take? Do you still continue to train when not in class?

We are training him ourselves, but if we need assistance, we do live near/work on a military base and are friends with several of the dog handlers there we can go to for advice.

• How important/beneficial is obedience training to you for this breed?

VERY important. Most people are already intimidated by them so the last thing the breed needs is to be unruly.

• Where do you train outside of classes? (backyard, walks, public places)

Yard and park when boys have sports practices

• How much time do you spend in a training session? Do you find it easy to train a male or a female? Do you think a doberman is easy to train compared to other breeds?

We generally spend 30-45 mins a day working with Striker. I prefer males. The easiest dogs I've trained was a miniature schnauzer (he knew German, English, and signed commands), but Strikers is coming into a close second. I haven't added in any German commands, but he can do a few signed ones.

• What type of rewards do you use, if any? (food, toy, praise) Do you use any special training aids? (leashes, clickers, etc) What methods of training do you use?

Clicker training and praise.

• What have the rewards/accomplishments been since you started training your doberman?

A doberman that people are surprised about how well behaved he is when we're out in public. Friends of ours used to keep their smaller kids away, but now, they trust him and let them come up to him for pats whenever we're there.
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• Did you take formal obedience classes or train yourself. How many classes did you take? Do you still continue to train when not in class?
Revan started training with puppy classes at 10-13 weeks, we then went into a beginner obedience class. After getting his CGC and knowing I wanted to continue working and then some day showing I had to find a better trainer, now I have a wonderful trainer and we train weekly towards future goals. Yes we train almost daily to help improve on what we learn in class.

• How important/beneficial is obedience training to you for this breed?i think obedience training is important for all dogs but this breed excels at it, there is nothing better than the bond u create with your working dog.
• Where do you train outside of classes? (backyard, walks, public places) we live in a circle so I take over the circle nightly and work, a few of us from class get together on the weekends and train at a tennis court. And I regularly take him to pet stores and work in the isles.
• How much time do you spend in a training session? Do you find it easy to train a male or a female? Do you think a doberman is easy to train compared to other breeds? Our class time is an hour and a half, when I train we work about 30 minutes, if we meet up with others it's hours or until everyone is done. I prefer males they don't seem to ever be moody, or in season. I think the doberman is very easy to train they want to please you and it doesn't take long for them to complete new tasks.
• What type of rewards do you use, if any? (food, toy, praise) Do you use any special training aids? (leashes, clickers, etc) What methods of training do you use? Revan is food and toy driven, we use food mostly and get him hyped up with toys before we go into the ring. And of course I always praise him. We use positive and some negative reinforcement training, sometimes they have to know if u don't do what I ask there will be consequences. We train in a choke chain and a regular leather leash nothing fancy.
• What have the rewards/accomplishments been since you started training your doberman? the reward alone of having an amazing dog is plenty for me but we have been very successful in the ring to earning his beginner novice and novice titles with lots of blue ribbons and more to come!

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• Did you take formal obedience classes or train yourself. How many classes did you take? Do you still continue to train when not in class? Breaker has had ongoing classes weekly sometimes biweekly for the past 3 1/2 years. We train every morning for 20 min. and after work for varying amounts of time. Stormy has been through Beg. 1 & 2 and just started pre-novice.
• How important/beneficial is obedience training to you for this breed? This breed needs to work their brains. They are so intelligent! If we don't train there will be no peace in the evenings.
• Where do you train outside of classes? (backyard, walks, public places)We train at the park, the lake, woods, parking lots, McDonald's patio (Stormy's down stay is amazing while waiting for a cheeseburger)
• How much time do you spend in a training session? Do you find it easy to train a male or a female? Do you think a doberman is easy to train compared to other breeds? My female loves to work. My male loves to love! Dobes are tricky. They are so smart. You really have to make sure you are communicating what you want and not what they think you want. Overall they are easier than many breeds.
• What type of rewards do you use, if any? (food, toy, praise) Do you use any special training aids? (leashes, clickers, etc) What methods of training do you use?we use all the collars, clickers occasionally, target words, and play rewards. They will do anything for liver.
• What have the rewards/accomplishments been since you started training your doberman?
Breaker (3 YRS.) has his CGC, and his CD. We just started working on grad novice and he loves it! Stormy (13MO.)just passed her CGC.
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