Situational aggressiveness in doberman

by Lisa

We rescued a 3 or 4 year-old doberman female. She is very loving most of the time. However, she has 2 problems:
1) she is very aggressive when it comes to food. We must feed her and our other dog in separate rooms, with the door securely closed (because she will run and steal the other dog's food if she is not finished, which results in fights). She also eats as if she has not eaten in a month. No matter how slow we give her her food (bit by bit to prevent choking), she ferociously dives into her bowl.

2) she will pee when she is scolded. I think that is submissing urination. However, she will also pee when she is addressed with "Drop it" or "Leave it" and NOT give up her treasure, whatever it may be. She will actually bare her teeth to us when we try to correct her.

We have had her for only about three weeks and don't know anything about her previous life. She is healthy according to our veterinarian. For 95% of the time, she is the most loving doberman we have ever owned, more so than our previous ones. Unlike this dog, our former dobies have all been non-aggressive when it comes to food, "treasures," other dogs or people. But we had them all since they had been puppies and not already adult dogs.

Is there hope to turn her aggression into non-aggression with patience and consistent teaching?

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Sep 09, 2016
Nothing In Life Is Free
by: Adam G. Katz

Nothing In Life Is Free

Employ the "Nothing In Life Is Free" approach, so that your dog starts to view you as the "pack leader." If your dog doesn't see you as the leader, then your corrections will be meaningless. So, if you're doing subtle things (inadvertently) to undermine your leadership role around the house-- it will be counter-productive.

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