Dobermans are active, muscular dogs that need physical activity to stay in shape and maintain good muscle tone. They also have active minds that benefit from learning games and being engaged with their “people”. Playing fetch is a great way to exercise your Doberman-- after all, you get to stand in one place while he does all the running!
Teaching 'fetch' to some dogs is just a matter of finding the right toy to motivate them. With others, you may need to teach them the entire sequence of chase, grab, return and release before they get the hang of the fetch game, but most dogs love to play fetch once you teach them, so it is well worth the time even if your pup is a bit slow to catch on.