Comments on the Doberman
I know it doesn't have anything to do with agility but I'm thinking about getting a
doberman but I'm a teenager. will my dog be fine when I start school?
Pat comments: Providing there is someone
to look after your dog for at least a part of the day he should
My doberman is really unwilling, she has been sort of willing to do agility after
she lost her sister and has had no-one to play with. Her sister was amazing at
agility BUT hated other dogs so she could not compete.
If she is in the right frame of mind she
can be fast and precise. She gets bored very easily and would
rather sleep! She has taken the loss of her sister very badly and wants to play so she is
more interested in doing agility.
Dobes are quite easy to train as they pick stuff up really quickly and jump really
well. They'll never compare with collies for speed but mine tries really hard at
everything and will do anything to try and please you. The only thing is is that
they get really excitable when they are having fun so I have to stop mine before we
do weaves or slower things.
He is very precise and alert plus easy to train
but no match to the extra fast collies
you see! There should be two categories
collie and other! it doesn't seem fair!! Its like putting up a thoroughbred and donkey to race at
Pat comments: You might be able to find some ABC (Anything
But Collie) classes to enter. A precise dog can beat a
collie hands down on a difficult agility course, but you may
find your Doberman speeds up as he gains in experience.
Dobermans are easy to train but do get bored
quickly so they will respond to a command straight away but if you repeat it more then 3 times
they get fed up and do something else instead!! they love family life and pick up new
commands easily you have to be firm but never harsh to get the best out of them, so
far mine is really enjoying agility and although not as fast as a collie its still
hard to keep up with her.