You can teach your Doberman Pinscher to do almost anything – maybe you want her to learn how to balance on a pedestal or retrieve your newspaper each morning. Or maybe you really don’t care if he knows how to do anything fancy, as long as he is housebroken. No matter what your motivation for training is, there are a few behaviors your best friend should know for his own safety. The following are three basic behaviors you must teach your Doberman.
#1 – Come
A solid recall is important for your Doberman if he is ever off leash in public areas or even to avoid headache in a big backyard. It can also save the life of your Dobie if she bolts out the door toward the street. It’s just a good basic cue for any dog to know.
#2 – Leave It
A solid Leave It cue can keep him from chewing your shoe or stealing your dinner. It can make walks more pleasant – you can ask your Doberman to leave the grass and the trees he has sniffed for the hundredth time or all the people he wants to greet. Even the squirrel he may want to chase. Most importantly, it can save your Dobie’s life if he is about to eat something dangerous – this includes toxic human foods or maybe something unsafe he comes along during his walk, such as a razor blade.
#3 – Stay
Like Come, Stay can help keep your Doberman inside the house when you open the front door. It can be a sit, down or a stand stay – position really doesn’t matter. Stay is also useful if you are trying to get your Dobie to not chase the neighbor’s cat, or the bunny that pops out of nowhere. Finally, it helps teach her self-control, which is never a bad thing.
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