Today’s training should never involve punishment. There are other much more effective ways to communicate with your dog. Speak with your vet, experienced Doberman owners, and qualified behaviorists and trainers who employ positive training techniques to learn how to help your dog adapt successfully. (There are many positive trainers and training sites.)

Don’t set your dog up to fail. If your dog growls when another dog gets too close, well, duh!, don’t allow another dog to approach it. A dog fight is a dangerous matter. Your dog counts on you to keep it safe. This means learning dog language, reading your dog well, and anticipating and avoiding situations that could endanger it.