For a truly adorable pet, it's crucial not to overlook basic training so that the Dachshund learns to listen to you and doesn't do his own thing. A badly trained Dachshund is apt to take things into his own paws, which can lead to snappiness if he encounters something he doesn't like. The simple way to avoid this is to use reward-based methods and teach him to listen to you for guidance and know that you (not he) is in charge.
With a Dachshund being to low to the ground, it's not always easy to tell when he is sitting or standing. Therefore, it's a good idea to start teaching him to sit by going down to his level and sitting beside him on the floor.
Keep training sessions short so that you don't overtax his powers of concentration, and above all makes the sessions fun. The methods described below use reward-based training techniques. These techniques reward the dog when he does as commanded, which in turn starts him thinking about what he did that earned the treat. This is great because not only do you end up with an obedient dog but he starts to anticipate what you want him to do, which means he's working out for himself how best to behave.
To get going you need the basics of: