As a member there are many intangible benefits such as comraderie with like minded people, the satisfaction of working with dogs in need, and the wealth of knowledge and experience that is shared among members.
Different Interests – Common Bonds
Members participate in a wide variety of formal activities such as conformation, agility, obedience, search and rescue and therapy or service dog programs. Often it may be intimidating to jump right into something new, but it is always helpful for a novice to get pointers or suggestions from some of the club veterans who know the ropes.
Not all members are active in anything more than hiking with their dogs or going to a dog park now and then.
Do you want to know who the best ear taper in town is? The best vet? Or the best agility trainer? Or even the best doggie day hike? No doubt, someone in the club will be able to steer you in the right direction. Good advice is not limited to dogs, just ask, someone probably has a good suggestion.
The club keeps a wealth of books on the subject of Dobermans, training, health and well being, and dogs in general. We are in the process of compiling the list of books available and will eventually post them on the website.
One area that the club is emphasizing is the social aspect of being part of the club. Sometimes it is a welcome change just to get together with our dogs to have fun. No pressure of competition or performance, just a chance to relax and enjoy the company of fellow Doberman lovers. You will also catch these same owners bringing out their “other” dogs, yes, other breeds, mutts, you name it, they are all part of the family. Look forward to picnics, hikes, a few happy hours, and the holiday party.