Doberman Pinscher Question

I just introduced my dobe puppy with a puppy labrador he is 59 days old and the labrador is 80...


I just introduced my dobe puppy with a puppy labrador he is 59 days old and the labrador is 80 days old. My friend brought the lab in my home, at first my dobe was scared but after they started playing and my dog started growling and trying to bite him. I think that was aggressive behavior - is that normal or not and was constantly trying to go on top of him when I separated them he bit my hand - were they playing or was my dog aggressive ?

    In Doberman Pinscher - Asked by Anonymous - 1/28/2012 9:12:34 AM
At 2 months, puppies aren't "aggressive". They are trying to spread out, and like a child, see what they can get away with. Puppies will growl, bark, and nip each other to "train" to be an adult. Any dog can become aggressive as an adult if not socialized and trained properly. The Lab has just as equal chance as a Doberman. Don't assume because of it's breed. Dobermans are not inherently aggressive. They are PROTECTIVE of their families tho. It's extremely important to socialize Dobermans and train them. As far as biting your hand, for the pup, it was there. You must teach him aggression toward you is NOT acceptable. Your hand,leg,fingers can be anywhere YOU choose. Start young and be CONSISTANT!
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/4/2012 10:01:21 PM