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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Great Dane Training Tips: 5 Simple Ways To Train Your Dog

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Anna Olson
Mar 27 ·

Training a Great Dane is an important part of their care. Though they are sweet by nature, this is a large and strong dog. Their intelligence sometimes makes them stubborn during training sessions. Luckily, we’ve made a list of five Great Dane training tips to help make those obedience sessions easier for both you and your pet.

Training Your Great Dane

Great Danes are a naturally loving breed, and your dog will most likely accept you right away as part of their family. From there, obedience and respect are especially important. Since they are so large, Great Danes can use their strength to get their way if you let them. Always use positive reinforcement for desirable behavior, and be consistent with commands. Here are five more Great Dane training tips to help you get started right.

1. Socialization Is Key

Proper socialization is an important aspect of training any dog. Great Danes especially should get used to your friends and family. While they are naturally drawn to love you as their owner, without socialization, they may not accept strangers or become very possessive of you.

Great Dane Training Tips

2. No Jumping

Since Great Danes are so large, their excited habit of jumping on people may lead to serious injury. It is important to train them out of this behavior. Respond to jumping either by ignoring it and praising your dog when they stay still, or with a simple and firm “no.”

Great Dane Training Tips

3. Keep Them On Leash

Keeping your Great Dane on a leash and harness during sessions may help them focus on their training tasks a little better. Most dog experts recommend a harness rather than a collar for this breed, due to their larger size.

4. Exercise Your Patience

Great Danes may be a little stubborn while training. While it’s normal to get a little frustrated, it should never lead you to yell or physically punish your dog. These actions will make your Great Dane lose their respect for you, making obedience training that much harder.

5. Teach Them To Respect The Leash

During walks, you don’t want this large and strong creature pulling you along with no respect for where you want them to go. While out and about, if your Great Dane starts to pull or jump away from you, stand still until they can’t walk away from you anymore. Reward them with a treat if they wait.

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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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