Many people, including experienced trainers, misunderstand the essence of the problem of dominance in dogs. They believe that dominance can only be suppressed by force. Just crush the dog and end it! here is a common approach to the problem. In most cases, this approach is incorrect. In addition, many believe that dominance is a problem only in dogs of large breeds and are mistaken. For example, a large dog is able to send you to the hospital, the small of your child. Dominance in all its manifestations must be fought, and if the dominant dog cannot be completely subordinated, then it must be controlled no matter what size the dog is.
Doberman on the sleeve, photo dog training photo
Doberman. Grip on the sleeve. © Photo by Julia Boldinova
Dogs are pack animals, and the best way to learn more about dominance is to study pack behavior. For this, the study of the behavior of dominant individuals in wolf packs should be used first of all. In a wolf pack there is always a dominant pair of animals, which, without entering into direct confrontation with the rest of the pack, maintains a leading position exclusively with the help of various skillful tricks. The main role in maintaining a dominant position in the pack is played, in particular, by body position and posture. Continue reading
It is important to know what distinguishes two types of Dobermans – American and European. But here the views of dog breeders diverge, as some believe that the difference between American and European is so great that it is necessary to divide them into two separate breeds. American type American Dobermans dog breeders gave the nickname “Velcro”, which means “Velcro”. In temperament, these dogs are more affectionate and trusting than their counterparts of European descent. In general terms, the American representative is more sophisticated and elegant. However, they have less dark eyes and a smooth head line.
But their neck is long with a refined bend. Their bones are weaker than those of European types. The elongation of the body depends on the length of the lower back. But the color of the American dogs is light, and they have wide light tan. American Dobermans are recognized as the most skillful and elegant. European type As for European Dobermans, significant differences will not follow here. Regarding temperament – these dogs are more wary of people, of course, they trust the owners, but show less affection than the American. The view of the European representative is larger, muscular, with a deep chest. They have pronounced: the line of the head, dark eyes and a strong lower jaw. However, the length of the neck is inferior to the American (and more direct, without bending). Continue reading
“It is still unclear whether the removal of the Doberman is the result of ingenious selection, or is it pure coincidence.” Ernst Wilking.
The founder of the breed is Friedrich Louis Dobermann, who was born on January 2, 1834, in the small town of Apolda, in southern Germany. The range of activity of this outstanding person was incredibly large. It is known, for example, that he worked as a night policeman, was a tax collector, worked on a flipper where, according to some versions, he bought up breeding material that fed meat from a city cattle slaughterhouse, where he also once worked.
“Legends still circulate about Friedrich Louis Doberman. In some, he figures as a brilliant breeder-delitant with a high aesthetic sense and phenomenal intuition, in others he acts as the favorite of fortune, who accidentally attacked the“ gold mine ”. (E. Rosenberg )
What was the reason for the breeding of a new breed? There are also a lot of guesses and versions. Here is one of them: “As a tax collector, and also working as a night policeman, Friedrich Louis naturally exposed his life to dangers, and he needed a satellite next to which he could feel absolutely calm. Apparently this is a circumstance, as well as personal qualities character of the creator himself was the beginning. In any case, it is known that the main principle of selecting dogs for breeding work was a set of working qualities. Continue reading