Being considered as one of the most favorite pets in the USA, for sure a lot of dachshund owners have figured out the secrets for successful dachshund training. But in fact, there’s really no secret once your learn how to determine the effective from ineffective training advice.

Training a dachshund isn’t particularly different from training other dog breeds. Just like the dachshund, many other breeds respond well to training with the use of clicker and rewards. The only variation of dachshund training from training other dog breeds is the personality and physical capacities of the dachshund. To reach your mission of having a well-trained dachshund, here are a few basic rules to bear in mind:

  • Dachshunds have particularly long spinal column yet short rib cage and equally short and stubby legs. These features are the typical reasons for the occurrence of spinal problems like intervertebral disk disease. Apart from that, dachshunds are also susceptible to patellar luxation, a health issue wherein the patella, generally called the kneecap, dislocates or moves out of its usual location. As such, training activities that include jumping, extented running or walking and other arduous exercises ought to be avoided.
  • Double dapple dachshunds (outcome of breeding two dapple dachshunds) are known to be easily affected by varying degrees of hearing problems hence teaching them how to understand hand signals is a significant factor for successful dachshund training.
  • Since this breed was created to pursue and hunt smaller prey, they might find it hard to resist chasing something that catches their interest. Considering this, it would be best to begin training new tricks or lessons on a quiet location with less distractions. As soon as your pet has learned the particular command, eventually add distractions and change training areas until he can be trusted with the command no matter where he is.
  • Though they don’t fall under large size group, this breed is known for their loud bark. Training them to control their barking is therefore one method to prevent barking problem before the habit even starts to develop.

By being aware of these facts at the same time using training approaches ideal for this breed, you will soon realize that a trained dachshund isn’t really impossible to attain.

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