Although this particular dog breed is not widespread in Europe or the United States, Phung San training is still an interesting challenge for any owner. These calm and elusive dogs can become excellent pets for owners that can adapt to their personality.
Here are a few of the basic Phung San training commands:
SIT – To teach your dog 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 Phung San is in the position, praise the dog, but do not let him get up. This enables the Phung San 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. Phung San 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 Phung San 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 terrier 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 Phung San dogs is a rewarding task, since these smart dogs can show excellent progress in a very short while.
STAND – Teaching your Phung San 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. Phung San training can be fun and rewarding if you manage to create a bond with the dog beforehand.