Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Dachshund Training Tips: 5 Simple Ways To Train Your Dog

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Anna Olson
Apr 10 ·

Though they’re extremely loveable, dachshunds have a bit of a negative reputation when it comes to proper training. This breed may be easily distracted and maybe a bit stubborn. Luckily, we have made a list of five dachshund training tips to make the process easier.

How To Train Your Dachshund

Even though it’s never too late to train a dog, starting when they’re a puppy gets them used to the process early on. Stay consistent with commands and expectations. Do not yell at or physically punish your dog. Below are five more dachshund training tips to help you get started.

1. Focus On Socialization

Proper socialization is especially important for a dachshund puppy. Without it, your dog may become overly protective of you. They may also develop shyness around strangers and new dogs. Use the first few weeks with your puppy to introduce them to as many new people, dogs, and situations as possible.

Dachshund Training Tips

2. Keep Training Sessions Short

Puppies in general have short attention spans. This is especially true of dachshunds, who get easily distracted by scents around them. Keep your obedience training sessions to 5-10 minutes each. Make sure to end them while you and your puppy are still having fun together, not when they’ve grown bored of the process.

Dachshund Training Tips

3. Get Started Right Away On Housebreaking

Dachshunds have a bad reputation when it comes to potty training. Staying consistent and taking them to the same spot every time they need to go will help. Praise them when they go outside and give them a treat. Use a firm “no” and take them outside if they go inside. Do not rub your dog’s face in their mess as punishment.

4. Ignore Loud Barking

Dachshunds love to bark, and they can be surprisingly loud. If they learn their barking gets your attention, they will continue to do it. Ignore your dachshund when they bark or try to distract them with a chew toy.

5. Take Their Bowls Away When They’ve Finished Eating

Along with getting possessive over their favorite people, your dachshund may also get possessive over their food bowl. They may growl and guard their possessions if someone comes near them. Stick to scheduled meal times and take their food bowl away when they’ve finished eating. This will also prevent them from overeating.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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