Don"ts To Remember In Dachshund Training
A mistake in your training techniques can lead to a disastrous Dachshund training.
And what you will get is an uncontrollable Dachshund that displeases everyone around.
Here are some of the don'ts to guide you and let you know what are to be avoided.
o Do not punish your dog by hitting his rear or yelling at him.
If he is not responding to your commands or if he did something wrong, let him realize his mistake by not giving him attention and being silent for a while.
Since the dog's major goal is to please and make his owner happy, it will then dawn upon him that you do not like what he did thus he will refrain from doing it.
Besides, physical and harsh verbal punishment won't do well in training your dog, but will do harm instead.
o Do not use the crate as a tool to punish him.
The crate is supposed to be their sanctuary, their haven, a happy place where they are safe and they can really call their own.
o Do not punish the dog after responding to a recall.
Recall commands such as "come" or "here" are important commands in training.
Punishing a dog after responding to a recall will teach him that if he returns, he will be punished thus he will then quickly learn to run away every time you give a recall command.
o Do not punish you dog hours after he made the mistake.
Punishing him in the afternoon for the mistake he did in the morning will just confuse him.
He will not understand why he is being punished.
Correction should be done right in the act.
o Do not over train your dog.
Make training sessions short, at least five to fifteen minutes to maintain your dog's motivation.
A five-minute rest for every fifteen minutes of training is recommended.
Training activities should be enjoyable and challenging for your dog.
Remember that dogs get bored easily so it is important to come up with activities to keep their active bodies and intelligent minds working.
o Do not let your dog feel that he is the leader of the pack.
Your dog must understand that there is only one leader in the house and that is you.
Set limits and let your dog acknowledge you as the leader.
Failure to do this will cause your dog to disobey you.