Dachshund Obedience

Dachshund obedience training does not have to be an unpleasant experience. Obedience training involves issuing the basic commands in simple words. Obedience training is usually made easier when one obtains proper information and tips from a professional dachshund trainer. Use rewards for obedience training and verbal praise. Training time is bonding time.

Obedience training takes time and patience. If you do not have time for training and socializing the dachshund and are short tempered, this may not be the dog for you. To train a dachshund in obedience and following of commands is a tough challenge and not everyone can manage. There are those who have got new dachshunds only to give them up after a while saying that they are not obedient and will not listen to them. This is because dachshunds are a naturally stubborn breed.

dachshund obedienceIn dachshund obedience training you must deal with their stubborn nature. It is better to do so in a firm but loving way and you should start from the moment you bring him home. Start by teaching him simple and basic obedience commands. Use one word commands such as ‘come’ as opposed to ‘come here’. Be patient with the dog as dachshunds tend to refuse to go along with compulsion and may become irritable when pushed. The dachshund is irritable he may respond defensively and their aggression will surface making the whole experience unpleasant.

It is better to start obedience training from three to six months when they are most likely to be less stubborn. There is nothing as discouraging as an unruly dachshund puppy in public. So, when the dog attains the right age for training, ideally fourteen weeks, the owner should begin training him. Alternatively the dachshund puppy could be taken to a trainer or enrolled in puppy dachshund obedience school. Nevertheless, the most important thing in dachshund training is to understand the dog, regardless of who is training the dog, whether it is the owner or a professional. The trainer should know when the right time of training is and give proper training. The trainer should also be firm yet friendly to avoid bringing out the hostile temperament of the dachshund.

Dachshund obedience training is highly recommended. Dachshunds are smart dogs that learn well in the right environment. Obedience school is equally important for the dachshund owner and not only the dog. The owner learns how to give instructions to his dachshund and the dachshund is taught how to follow the instructions. Dachshunds can be very defiant and arrogant and sometimes they will totally choose to pay no attention to what they are being required to do .some  dachshunds are difficult to train on your own and that is when obedience classes come in to save the day.

Before you take your dachshund to obedience school make sure he has had all his immunizations before mingling with other dogs. Dachshund obedience school also helps with socialization. When all is said and done one would be surprised that these hard headed and aggressive cute dachshunds do best in obedience school.