Training a Dachshund – Because They Are Small

OK, it seems that I have had many new Dachshund owners telling me that they do not feel it is necessary to train a small dog – because you can pick them up!

While it is true that they are easy to scoop up and removed from trouble this is not training them – quite the oppositethey are training you!

These intelligent little ones soon learn that whenever they do a certain thing (bark, dig holes, chew the furniture etc) they are held in the nice arms of their human. What more can a Dachshund want? Do you think they are going to stop this bad behavior? NO.

Dachshunds need to be trained with positive reinforcement – when they do something right – and a sharp NO when they do something wrong. Please no hitting or scaring them.

Hundreds of Dachshunds end up in shelters every year because their owners failed to train them correctly. Their behavior may be cute as a puppy but will soon get old. You owe it to yourself and your Dachshund to get them on a short fun training program.

“Train your Dachshund – do no let him train you.”

Information on training your wonderful Dachshund the easy way:

How To Potty Train A Dachshund 

How To Potty Train A Dachshund Puppy

Trainer To The Stars Answers Your Questions – Free Video


4 Responses

  1. Hey, you are letting out the doxie secrets. We are striving to take over the world and training our parents is the first step. Seriously though, great post. Us doxies are quite stubborn and it does take work to train us but a well behaved doxie is worth every minute.
    Have a great weekend, Luke!
    Love and hugs,

    • Hi Twix,
      Thanks for the visit!
      I will let you into a secret – my humans just think they are training me – I just happen to like doing some of the things they want me to 🙂

  2. I totally agree the investment of time is worth it. And positive training really does work! When we adopted Baxter, I immediately enrolled him in an AKC Canine Good Citizen class. Not only did he become a better dog for it, but we were able to form a wonderful bond that better helped him adjust to his new home.

  3. Hi
    Baxter sounds like a very trained and happy Dachshund – he proved it in his dancing video!
    Bonds between Dachshunds and their owners are very strong – it would be a shame to not experiance that because we didn’t take the time to train them.

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