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Training your Dachshund can take many different forms. You can make it an enjoyable experience if you choose the
correct training methods.
The Dachshund was bred for hunting, and therefore has a strong and independent personality.
This trait can sometimes interfere in Dachshund training, if your dog is stubborn. Staying firm and consistent
will be important to being successful.
Obedience school is one of the choices you can make to train your Dachshund. You will be guided on how to train
your dog, and tasks will be given so you can practice at home.
Being involved in your dogs’ obedience class will increase the chances that you will be able to continue
training on your own. Once you enroll your dog in obedience school, you will be able to ask questions and you will
always have where to go to in case training issues come up. Obedience school can serve as a source of support.
If obedience class is not an option for you, you can try training your Dachshund yourself. The number one thing
to remember when training your dog is that you need to be patient,
firm, and consistent. Making changes in the way that you train your Dachshund will be confusing and harder for your
dog to learn. Consistency is a way of setting up training expectations for your dog.
Keeping it simple is also important in training your Dachshund. Try to use one word at a time such as “sit”
instead of “sit down.” This will make the message more clear and avoid confusion. Also remember to have short
training courses. Keep the training sessions at 10 minutes each, and do not exceed 3 courses per day.
Another rule regarding Dachshund training is to keep the training to one command at a time. Be persistent with
the same command until your dog has successfully learned it. Once your Dachshund has accomplished to understand a
certain command, you can then go to the next word. Moving on to another word too soon can cause disorientation in
Lastly, never use punishment as a way of training. Negativity only results in bad outcomes. Punishment
(especially if physical) can cause behavioral issues to develop in your Dachshund. Positive reinforcement is the best way to pursue
Reward your dog after he has correctly responded to a command. This will create a positive training environment,
thus making training a more pleasant experience for you and your dog.
Keep these key points in mind when training your Dachshund. This training regimen is not only ideal for puppies;
it can be very useful for training adult Dachshunds as well. One last thing to keep in mind during training is a
Dachshunds’ physical limits.
A Dachshunds’ long back is fragile and can be injured or even broken. Try to avoid extreme tricks and risky
physical activity to prevent your Dachshund from being hurt: being safe is always first! In conclusion, following
this simple guide will allow you to develop positive Dachshund training skills that will be fun for you and your
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