It took you a while to decide on a breed of dog. But eventually, you stumbled across Dachshund puppies. In many ways, they are the ideal dog. Dachshunds are small so they are easy to control. They are also playful, devoted, friendly, confident, and easy to train. This makes them the perfect canine companion. However, you would like to find a way to channel all his energy into something productive. It’s great that he rolls around on the floor with the kids and chews anything you put near his mouth. But you also know that the best time to train him is when he is a puppy.
Teaching him easy tricks brings with it only benefits. You’ll have a fantastic way to mentally stimulate him and put his intelligence to good use. In addition, you’ll have a great way to tire him out, ensuring he spends his evenings peacefully napping.
Because of their intelligence, it’s relatively straightforward to teach Dachshund puppies a variety of easy tricks. They are naturally curious and switched on, all you need to do is find the right incentive. Like most dogs, Dachshunds have a weak spot. Unsurprisingly, that weak spot is food. With a mouth-watering treat in your hand, you’ll be able to motivate him to perform any number of basic tricks.
Training could take as little as a few days if he’s particularly receptive and just 10 days if he isn’t. These commands will also ensure you have a number of entertaining party tricks to turn to when you have family and friends over. Training will also help reinforce your position as pack leader. Therefore, you will have the control to stamp out unwanted behavior or teach him more advanced tricks when he’s older.
Before you get to work, you will need to collect a few bits. Stock up on some tasty treats or small pieces of your puppy's favorite food. If you’re not sure what to choose, Dachshund puppies often love cheese. Remember the more he loves the food, the sooner you could see results.
Set aside 10 minutes each day for training. Train in a quiet room where you have enough space that you won’t risk anything getting broken.
Once you have all that, just bring patience and a can-do attitude, then work can begin!
She keeps jumping up when I move the treat to turn her head.
Hello Nell, Are you referring to pup getting up during Roll Over practice? If so, break the training down into smaller steps. As soon as pup looks that way, praise and give the treat before pup jumps up. Practice that a few times, then move the treat a bit further away before you give it - you want pup to anticipate getting the treat while down in that position so they want to stay in that position instead of jumping up - due to guessing. You can also gently place your free hand over the rest of pup's body - barely touching pup, to encourage pup to stay where they are. When you move the treat, move it so slowly that pup can continue licking it while you move it. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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