Miniature Schnauzer Training Guide
The Miniature Schnauzer is a popular breed that can be an excellent family companion, a good watchdog, and a friend to the children in your home.
However, as is the case with any new pet, getting a puppy that is of the right temperament for your situation and making sure the puppy will be as gentle and friendly as you need it to be is a real key to happiness with your dog.,
How to Train Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer is a solidly built dog, with energy and intelligence. A well-bred dog of this breed will be obedient, loyal, and eager to please if you establish a comfortable relationship with it from the beginning. Owners who bring a new Miniature Schnauzer to their home should be prepared to spend time with the pet, not leaving the dog alone for long periods.
The dog’s need for activity and its natural curiosity may lead it to become destructive due to boredom. A key to success with your new pet is to work with a breeder who spends a great deal of time with the young dogs in the first eight weeks of life, making sure the puppies are comfortable with people and other dogs.
aggressive toward other dogs and may show this aggression when taken out for a walk, so it is always good to have at least the basic obedience training in place before you give the pet a lot of outdoor time. It may be a good idea to take your Miniature Schnauzer for walks on a leash, at all times, to prevent problems with other dogs.
In addition, the Miniature Schnauzer is an inquisitive breed as well and may run off to explore and chase down such small animals as mice and rabbits. Therefore, keeping your Miniature Schnauzer under control through good training is absolutely, necessary.
With these cautions in mind, most owners of the Miniature Schnauzer say that they are very happy with the playfulness and affection of their pet. The breed’s natural intelligence lends itself to training, as long as you keep the tasks challenging and fun, and do not resort to harsh treatment.
This breed loves to with people and will feel left out if he is alone, so making the training exercises and tasks part of your everyday life can help. The Miniature Schnauzer will be fine with children and other pets, although very small pets such as hamsters and mice can be a target for the natural instincts of the breed. Your pet will do best if it grows up with the children and other dogs.
If you take your Miniature Schnauzer to a professional trainer, it will be a good idea to remain involved as much as the trainer will allow. This way, the activity the dog learns will be consistent when you get it home. You should also choose someone who is experienced with this particular breed since each pure breed is different in its response to training.
The firmness and detailed methods used for one type of dog may not be best for another. The Miniature Schnauzer will do well if properly trained in competitive obedience and tricks.
For housebreaking/potty training, we often recommend cage training. This gives the dog a quiet place to go when he needs to be alone and the dog’s natural instincts will help keep his “den” clean. In addition, establishing a routine of going outside at the same time each day will teach your pet that there is a time and place for everything.
Some owners prefer paper training opposed to the routine of taking the dog outside while other people use a combination of the two. Whatever method you choose, you should be firm and consistent without being harsh to this obedient and fun-loving dog.
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