doberman suddenly aggressive

3 : fear agression : happens alot with a dober because they are hyper from blood. Just yesterday we were all outside, everything was fine the dog was getting his ears scratched by my daughters boyfriend and out of no where the dog attacked the boyfriend. if you are nice to him and take your time,then you can learn him alot and he will become your best friend ever. I never alpha rolled him only on 2 occasions but i had no choise. ‘Virtual+’ – Training With Ask The Dog Guy. Obviously a dog like this takes more skill and knowledge to handle and, historically, people didn’t do such a good job. He can smell where the female dog went. I don’t think that’s the issue, Nathan. She is very aggresive towards my 1 &1/2 year old weimaraner, always biting him & snarling, & we have problems with her outside with neighbors, she doesnt allow people on bikes or skates, or jogging to pass our house. Your dog needs serious training! They all shouldn’t be saved. Your basic pet type doberman and Schutzund type dobermans. And since you appear to be replying to my comment, I DID EVERYTHING YOU DEEMED NECESSARY BEFORE GETTING MY FIRST DOBERMAN AND MORE. No matter the size of the other dog. The shutzhund club i go to. Now the odd part. It was awful. worst ones are the positive training only trainers. He has the skin issues that I have read about. When he does lose it, and you’re pinning him down, I would start looking at that as more a restraint safety measure rather than an efficient or clear correction. He only realy interacts if he wants to play or you have aomething exiting for him. I dont know whats on my dogs mind. but when a dobermann is attached to his boss,then noone else can come between them. he looks visious,but offcourse i know he is not. They are natural protectors, and I have had several prove this, without aggression. http://store.askthedogguy.com/the-beautiful-balance-dog-training-with-natures/, The effect of thyroid replacement in dogs with suboptimal thyroid function on owner-directed aggression: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, Send Your Video To Ask The Dog Guy For Input, ‘Virtual+’ – Training Help From John Wade For Dogs With Behavior Problems. Read More. I even forgot to tell him OK when I put his plate down. All dogs need their own beds and personal space but my two guys always wanted to be with us. So I took by the collar and took him to the trash can. However, in almost every instance I’ve been involved in where the dog’s owner claimed that they “never had an issue” or “never displayed any signs of aggression in the past ” has proven false due to either a cognitive bias or logical fallacy of some sort. The personality traits of a Doberman Pinscher will vary between each dog. Harsh I know. Pee. I sent an email through another website and never heard back. Will run for hours at a time. When he called I said of course I’d take Jesse and went over to get him and found a timid, obviously terrified puppy and when I finally coaxed him over to me I examined him for wounds or other signs of abuse, but found nothing to indicate he’d been hurt. You say that attacks can happen due to Dobermans not being a snuggling dog. Also, check with his siblings and the progeny from prior litters with the same mother and father. I feel like he knows he cant do certain things around me and others let him get away with it. One is his genetics might be in conflict with his confidence, two, his genetic issues and confidence were very likely negatively impacted by activities during his critical socialization period (3-12 weeks of age), third the approach to training considering the other factors may haven’t been the best match for him. Although, of course, do not put yourself or anyone else in jeopardy. However, a poorly trained, previously abused or anxious doberman may become aggressive. Your email address will not be published. Thanks for the advice. When we go out. My vet didn’t think so much. He knows I am not afraid of cats, kids, nor bicycles. but for me a dobermann is a special dog. My previous dogs, all German Shepherds, would have stepped in and disabled the guy immediately. I also think they often result in some lazy handling habits in dog owners and trainers that use them exclusively. He has been exhibiting aggressive behavior but only when he becomes excited. He is off leash 90% of the time and recall is 100% with me only. I asked “Who is this sweet boy and what’s happened to him?” and Randall told me he was a 2 year old son of Dracko’s, Max, and that whenever Dracko thought Max was out of line Dracko beat him up and that Dracko and Max fought regularly and even though Max was much bigger than Dracko, Dracko was a badass who always won, which was clearly true because I couldn’t find a single mark on his body. He does not have a dog. Due to his size, an aggressive doberman is potentially dangerous. Not strangers. The ecollar has worked well. Why force a relationship if you don’t have to. Just because she’s smart and intuitive, you cannot expect her to automatically know how to be a good “domesticated” house dog. It’s these bits that concern me, “kept in a constant state of arousal” your assumptions as to what is guard dog training are inaccurate, reframing the incident with the drunk inaccurately, the dog’s life is inconsistent. A dobermann by nature should never show aggression to their owner/handler it goes against what they are. i was all ways watching and what he did happened out of no where within 10 seconds. She won’t let strange men get close to my wife when I am not there. This is a common disease in Doberman and can manifest in sudden behavior changes (aggression, tiredness, feeling "off"), weight gain, or poor quality of coat. If you are you’re missing the best part of the do, (Note this column continues extensively in the comments below.). Those sort of moments aren’t always the best learning moments, and besides if you get into a knock down dragged out fights with a dog it’s a powerful signal that something is seriously wrong. Whenever he misbehaves, sending him out of the room away from me for a while is harsh punishment for him. A big mean pit bull escaped his yard and ran up on our front porch to attack our cat and Fang was out the door and on that pitt bull, snapped his neck as if he were possum. By the way she was bit by another dog as a puppy and also by another one on first interaction so she was fearful of everything . We love the dog but now everyone except my husband is scared of the dog. My Doberman wants to lay next to me, sit next to me, and wants to be a 75 pound lap dog. till he came up with stupid i ideas. IPO I means very little as in many countries that is a requirement to breed a dog and often the judges are quite crooked. If they can’t, they can’t fix it, and that is mighty frustrating. At least then we don’t pass his potential if not likely genetic flaws into the gene pool. Why is your dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? I don’t by any means beat my dog. When my black/tan male, Fang, was 2 years old the breeder, Randall, from whom I bought him called me and told me he was dying of cancer and asked me to take Jesse, Fang’s 4 month old little brother who he’d kept from that spring’s litter. Read More. If you notice any behavior issues, it’s your responsibility as a good dog owner and a good citizen to address the issue or get help.  We know so much more about dogs than we did years ago. Dogs are like people, sometimes they just don’t get along. Good luck, I’m happy you love your dog to learn new things 🙂. If your dog is suddenly aggressive to your other dog, or attacks other dogs in the house seemingly for no reason, here is how to get your two dogs to get along. The guy was playnig with him with my dogs frisby and then had some stupid ideas. The other side of these extremely remarkable dogs is their extreme need to be with you at all times. take your dober to as many places as possible from a young age otherwise it may go wrong some day. I’ve raised many large supposedly aggressive breeds of dogs, but my 5 year old male is my first Doberman. Then my dog avoids him for the rest of the time being there and never goes near him. If this dog cannot learn to exercise his “suck it up muscles” after three years of legitimate training and a lifestyle in keeping with his mental and physical needs or has a genetic flaw contributing to what appears to be dangerous and certainly socially unacceptable behaviour for a normal working line Doberman that cannot be pharmaceutically treated I doubt castration will significantly impact the problem. If you see a pattern, you may have at least part of the reason behind your dog’s reactivity. They fight through a kennel fence, and when we turn the bloodhound loose, they are constantly fighting. It would turn it,’s head and look at him and disregard the man while barking and approaching me. He is very easy to train as long as its active trainning. Even if it a Chihuahua. This is our first Dobie so I guess it’s Dobie thing. What do I do? and i have tried positive only for 80 % of his training. Can you send a video or videos of Sarge’s behavior? Some get along with other dogs, some don’t. If eating makes your dog grumpy, a dental issue may be the cause. My reply video uses your video of Sarge as its backdrop to more precisely illustrate what I see and what to do about it. Dracko and the two females who Randall called “his sweet girls” lived in the house and were loved, well cared for and spoiled rotten like any ordinary beloved pets. I got in only because my vet happened to be Randall’s vet too so when he found out both Randall’s girls were pregnant, he called Randall and told him he could not find a better owner for one of his puppies and asked Randall to meet me and he agreed. Ans he might have a mood swing. Did I fail? If you remember that absolutely everything a Doberman does and every behavior they have is to protect their human, it puts their behavior into better perspective. And will attack with no warning if I as much as touch his collar. I just moved the blanket. Or do i just learn to live with him this way and try to avoid close contact where he might go off. Literaly he will never give up. He thinks thats his job. A nervous or anxious dog should also not be used in high stress sports or work like IPO or PSA. Before 14 months I would have thought he was the most mentally stable dog ever. Phisical is not posible unless he is on leach. Problem is, a Doberman is so incredibly quick and powerful–she could hurt you or your family really seriously, if something sets her off accidentally and there’s no happy ending to that.. My opinion, maybe you should focus less on breaking her of bad behavior and more on what’s causing it and on how to gain her trust and make her feel safe so she can be confident and fearless. There are basically two types of American Dobermans in the U.S. differentiated by temperament. And then he is like an angel the rest of the time. Unless you catch him in the act, it’s too late. I have a question. Growling, barking, biting, snarling, lunging, or any type of aggressive behavior can be caused by a variety of reasons. I also disagree that neutering him will make you safe. But he was allways the same so i knew how to deal with it. Perhaps less likely in this case (which isn’t to say unlikely) as the dog in question was seven years of age and spent those years with the same owner. before you accuse me of treating the dog as a slave and say i bully him. That’s serious AND dangerous. Nov 11, 20 07:05 PM. This ‘Might Is Right’ approach is unfortunately still prevalent in many hunting dogs, police dogs and working dog sports. An ear infection could be the culprit if your dog suddenly becomes aggressive in the presence of loud noises. If you go to touch him he will snap. Chewed things) and popped him firm on the snout. He has been well socialized and I’ve taken him through rigorous formal obedience training. However, as your husband is a dog trainer, I am sure he is aware that a frightened dog is a dangerous dog. i got to angry at him and you should not do that do a dobermann are even another dog,but especialy not a dobermann,because they can get very afraid or opposit get angry too. ND SINC. I think your dog is the norm. when he runs out of there he is super proud and happy. Dobermans may be startled when someone or something strange surprises them. It’s part of the erroneous ‘Might Is Right’ mindset that I think you have been exposed. This guy is unpredictable.seems so sweet for months at a time and then something like the static from the blanket sets him off. We think Sarge thought she was hurting Carter. Have never had a tense issue with someone so am not positive how she would react. They are amazingly quick suckers, aren’t they? I find it EXTREMELY sad that most of these people got Doberman without any prior knowledge of the breed! he only got punished 2 times in his life and that was unavoidable as i would get chewed. My husband yelled and Sarge stopped immediately. I think you’ve likely got a combination of factors. Brendan’s dog was horribly abused until he was rescued by Brendan. if i come and just say off. Brisa does not have the temperament required for Schutzund. Much better than ‘Might Is Right’ or ‘All Positive/Purely Positive/Force-Free’ attitudes as it allows the dog to work with the handler as a guide in figuring out how to please. Some Dobermans are outgoing and fearless, while others may be shy and more reserved. We can play tug for months at a time . be conseqeunt without being angry. He sometimes snaps at dogs he plays with on a daily. I think most of the problems come from him being a super driven dog with working bloodlines and confidence issues. Clearly you love her, so get some help if necessary. If I come and tell him, no but he decides to ignore. So i am not woried about strangers safty or other dogs. She will bark like a maniac, but reward anyone who overcomes her … Its so hard to explain it in a text manner. Excuse me, but if you are constantly keeping this dog in a state of arousal, by using a “bite trainer” to goad him so that he is a guard dog and then punish him for taking control in a power situation, you are creating the situation. My doberman age is 7 months.How can I teach and trained him properly? But he’s very protective of us and our home. In fact they insist on it. Not prey drive. Once when i yeled at him for braking a windo mesh trying to get out to play with the kids outside. How do I set an example that he isn’t going to do that to me nor my family. If this isn’t a hardwiring problem (genetics), I would be focussing on learning more about relationship building through a dialled down approach to obedience. calm dominant dog that I saw in action at a park where several dogs tried to provoke conflict and he just laid there and ignored them. “No , please No. Never shown any agretion towards strangers or people. I suggest you get down off your high horse, madam. My son was slap boxing (gently) his face. Even though Doberman Pinschers make great family companions, they are still animals with natural instincts and defense mechanics. And you have to look at what you are doing, to contain his anxiety, not enhance it. Well, I said my big boy is very sweet, affectionate and he is as gentle as can be; very, very careful with his big giant teeth too. learn him to walk away from the problem when he is surprised so he wont bite if he is surprised. Leaned over and put his face 2 inches from my dogs face and started growling like a dog spreading his hands. He bit her arm to grab it. This can be a good trait for working guard dogs. And was already in that state. It’s within a minute when he gets popped. My Dobie is confident, alert, smart, and stubborn. He does them without thinking because he doesn’t believe there is any other option. we went camping and this was someones friend that came along. 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