Dachshund Puppy Training Tips

Dachshund PuppyDachsund puppies are actually more popularly known by their nicknames, like ‘Sausage dogs’ or ‘wiener dogs’. Dachshund is a fun breed, but if you don’t train them properly, you might experience some problems with their temperamental character and bad behaviors. So if you’re thinking about bringing home a Dachshund puppy, you really need to know the proper basic training techniques.

Crate Training

Dachshund puppies are very active and they love to spend time around people. But the great thing is they usually respond very well to crate training. But of course you still need to do it with care and caution. Because they love to be around people, Dachshund puppies tend to get lonely in a confinement. Puppies can feel abandoned when you left them in a crate for too long and they could develop behavioral problems.

Make sure you have a large enough crate for your puppy, but not too big that he could do his “business” in it. Create a comfortable and cozy environment so the puppy could feel comfy in it. Bedding materials usually will help with Dachshund puppies. In the beginning you could place the crate in an area with lots of activities so your puppy will not feel abandoned.

House Training

This should be done as early as possible with patient and continuity. Dachshund could be a challenging breed to train in this matter, so starting early is very important.

One simple method to do house train your Dachshund puppy is by feeding him inside the crate, then let him stay in the crate for an hour after the meal. After that, put a leash on the pup and take him to a designated potty area.

Important Training Tips

Don’t let your Dachshund puppy has a sense of dominance in the house, when this happens it will be really difficult for you to train him. Make sure that you can be the pack leader who also has a role as a teacher with a calm, assertive but firm attitude.

1 Comment to “Dachshund Puppy Training Tips”

  • Lucy December 12, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I thought I was just unlucky but it seems they’re stubborn by nature. I’ve been struggling to teach my 8-month old dachshund basic commands but I had little to no success until now, it seems I have to upgrade the treat counts.