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dobermans destructive behaviour

i have 7 month doberman which is not aggressive towards  humans.but the problem is that they destroy every thing in my home like scratching the paint of car etc if we left them alone.they dont destroy anything in our presence.at first we give small punishments.but still he continues its practice.what can we do?
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"Punishment" does not work with dogs.  Your dog is telling you that his needs as a dog are not being met.  Dobies are working dogs and they need a job.  Like any other dog, they need exercise, discipline and affection - in that order and in those proportions.

When left to their own devices without structured exercise and socializing, dogs will fill the void with destructive, out-of-control and even aggressive behavior.  Since your dog is a large, powerful breed, you and your whole family need to take part in his training.  Dog training is actually about teaching the humans to communicate what they want to the dog.  High-energy dogs may need an extra walk to drain off some energy before they can mentally concentrate on a training exercise.

Do you take your dog on walks off your property?  If so, how often?  If you're using a long leash and letting the dog walk you, it's time for some basic dog-training, preferably from a professional.  Always remember: a tired dog is a good dog.  Exercise is the most often neglected training tool that exists.
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thnks for reply,we occasionally go outside with dogs for walk.but we allow them freely to run in our large yard and always tries to exercise them by throwing balls etc.He is a sweet and loving dog.i want to note here some of his behaviours.he always obeys to sit down and up,every other commands,if we have some treat to give them.otherwise it sometimes not obeys.why is it so?is doberman tries to show dominant behaviour and if so how to control dominant behaviourism in it
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One of the best tools to teach any dog that humans are his pack leaders is to master the walk.  If done properly, it's a psychological exercise.  Every move you make from walking out the door (or gate), to every step on the walk to going back in the house should be done by the human FIRST and the dog second.

Your dog doesn't sound dominant to me.  He sounds frustrated, confused and full of energy.  Running around the yard chasing the ball is great if done in a controlled manner.  That means you control the ball - when he gets it, and he gives it to you when asked to drop it.  You don't throw it again until he's sitting calmly.  No jumping, twirling, barking etc.  Most people don't have the training to recognize the difference between wild excitement and a controlled exercise.  If all you feed is his excited state, he's going to stay in that state and that's when trouble happens.  If he's in that excited state, he physically cannot hear you.  Having free roaming privileges is great too, but it does nothing to train your dog to be the calm, submissive companion you want.

Dogs love to travel.  It's in their DNA to travel for food.  Getting your dog off his home territory and out in the world is extremely beneficial for both his physical and mental health.  If you work with his DNA and take him out on a walk before breakfast and again before dinner, you'll be doing great things for him.

Dog training is great fun and a skill that you will be able to apply to any dog that comes into your life.  I really think you need a trainer to get you started on the right path.  Your dog is at the perfect age to learn too.  At that age they're like little sponges, and you don't want to accidentally reinforce exactly the behavior you don't want.  Having a professional show you personally how recognize and correct the beginning of unwanted behavior before it escalates into a problem is essential.

I know training may sound expensive, but think how expensive the damage can become from an out-of-control, unsocialized, untrained large-breed dog like a dobie?  They can be wonderful companions given the right training for both owners and dog.  Give it a try.  It's fun!
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.... Its very simple, your dog does  that beacuse he is stressed that you are gone. Have you tried to kennel  train him?
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my doberman always obeys every thing my dad says and well behaved to him.but the problem is that it sometimes tries to play like biting and jumping on me and sister.he never do it with my dad .why?it seems that it accepts  dad as 'pack' leader and tries to establish a second rank in the pack.what can we do to establish dominance with him is it too old to teach him proper behaviour(7 month old).u said about walking wih leash.my dad sometimes used to go with him outside for morning walks .is .going walks with leash helps me control over him.i had lab few years ago and it died unfortunately a few years ago.but my lab was never like this dobie and well behaved to all family members.is dobie a one mans dog?what can i do?
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my doberman always obeys every thing my dad says and well behaved to him.but the problem is that it sometimes tries to play like biting and jumping on me and sister.he never do it with my dad .why?it seems that it accepts  dad as 'pack' leader and tries to establish a second rank in the pack.what can we do to establish dominance with him is it too old to teach him proper behaviour(7 month old).u said about walking wih leash.my dad sometimes used to go with him outside for morning walks .is .going walks with leash helps me control over him.i had lab few years ago and it died unfortunately a few years ago.but my lab was never like this dobie and well behaved to all family members.is dobie a one mans dog?what can i do?
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hello,doc My dog  is doberman(7 months old).the problem is that dog sometimes try to jump on me and play roughly with childrens in family.but it dont do it with my dad and he always obeys his every commands.is doberman a one mans dog?
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I have, and have raised from pups (5-6 weeks old) 3 dobi's.

Chewing and destructive behavior can sometimes be a sign that the dog isn't getting enough stimulation or attention. Basically... they get bored, and what better way to pass the time than to chew the sh1t out of the stuff that smells like Mommy & Daddy.

I know it's difficult to not 'scold' and 'punish' the animal, but keep in mind that they are not children and don't comprehend that what they did was a bad thing. The best way to stop the behavior, in my experience, is to get the dog as active as possible so he/she can burn off some of that pent up energy.

Dog parks are a good way to not only give your dog a work out and burn some puppy energy, but also a good way to socialize him/her.

Oh yeah... and all 3 of my dobi's have a habit of going into the clothes hamper or my closet and stealing articles of dirty clothing, or a shoe, or something that smells like me. And that's EXACTLY the reason they do it... because it smells like you. It's a sign that your animal misses you while you're away, and they keep your article of clothing, etc, right beside them where they can smell you. It comforts them. So please, when your shoe shows up in a random place, half chewed, PLEASE don't scold the dog. It's done out of love, not destructiveness.

Good luck.

LMNO
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