There are different approaches for Daschund training, this intelligent dog is also quite hard to train, and each individual dog may require a customized training program to suit his or her personality. Here are some of the positive facts related to this particular dog breed, they should help you shape your Daschund training program better and, if you are thinking of owning a Daschund, they will give you some information on the breed itself.
But there are also some negative aspects to consider:
SIT – To teach your Daschund how to sit, first place a leash on the collar of your dog. Pull up in the leash while pushing down on his back until he is in the sitting position. If your dog won’t sit, keep a firm grip on the leash while pulling upward. After your Daschund is in the position, praise the dog, but do not let him get up. This enables the Daschund to associate your command with this position. After a while, allow the dog to get out of that position and repeat the command until you get prompt responses every time.
STAY – After you teach your dog to sit, you can teach him to stay. First, have him sit. Then command him to STAY while you stand in front of him with the leash over his head. Daschund training methods are often based on positive reinforcement – if your dog gets up, you should pull the leash upwards until the dog sits again. If he doesn’t, however, praise the dog verbally. Hold the leash high enough that he can’t comfortably lie down. After the Daschund gets used to the command, distract him with his favorite toy. Work on the command until the distractions have no effect anymore, this repetitive training technique will take a few weeks of work until positive results are noticed.
LIE DOWN – Command your dog to lie down, help your dog do this by placing your hand above his shoulder blades and pushing down. Do this gently and the dog will respond positively. After teaching the dog to respond to this command with help, the next step is to teach him to lie down without pushing his front down. You should pull the leash diagonally toward the back. The first few times, you should push down on its front so he knows to lie down. After that, he should associate the diagonal pull on the leash and the command with the proper action. Once your dog learns this, you can teach him to lie down by just using words. Training Daschunds is a rewarding task, since these smart dogs can show excellent progress in a very short while.
STAND – Teaching your dog the STAND is very similar to the methods used for the previously given commands. Hold his collar and give the command while pulling forward on the collar slightly. Have the dog stand still for about 20 seconds. If the dog tries to move, push gently on the collar in the opposite direction until he stands still.