What Are the Hardest Dogs to Train?
We all know that training a new puppy is not as easy as pie, So if you want a dog who is thoroughly housebroken, doesn’t jump on guests, and waits politely for his meals, you’ll have a lot of work to do. In this article, we’re going to dig into some of the hardest dogs to train.
Depending on which breed you have your heart set on, you might not get so lucky. In fact, you might end up with a dog that breeders, trainers, and devoted owners all characterize as difficult to train.
Below, check out the dog breeds that are some of the most hardest dogs to train :
The bulldogs are very intelligent, but they are also known very stubborn dogs.
Despite their quite scary name and appearance, they are a lovable and affectionate breed.
If you are thinking about adopting a bulldog, remember it will take a bit of time and patience to get them to listen to your command. But once you train them, they usually become excellent, courageous guard dogs.
The best way to train them is to find something they love and then incorporating that into their training.
A Pekingese might be small, but they have very independent, dominating personalities. Yes, they look cute and you just want to squeeze them when you see them, but they are usually very hard to train.
To train them you have to be very firm: Don’t let there be any inconsistency in your training sessions. In fact your training session should be a constant process.
These adorable creatures are also very loyal to their owners and surprisingly they make good guard dogs. Just remember, impatience will never work. If training takes a backseat, don’t get mad. Just love them unconditionally.
3- Basset Hounds
Basset Hounds have puppy dog droopy eyes, long ears and an excellent sense of smell.
They might lack a bit of intelligence in the training department, but they are devoted to their owners. They are perfect family dogs since they have great tempers and are good around people.
One of their strongest instincts is to follow their nose, so they do get easily distracted. Let them smell first and then continue with their training.
Keep training sessions short, but if you are just looking for a lovable dog then a Basset Hound is for you.
4- Bull Mastiff
A bull Mastiff is one of the largest dog breeds available and they can weigh up to 60 kilograms.
These big, burly dogs are great guard dogs, but they are extremely stubborn.
Training a Mastiff can be a difficult task and previous dog training experience might come in handy.
If you do plan on adopting or buying a mastiff, remember they are big, but they are sensitive.
Try to speak in a soft, kind voice when you command them.
This might sound weird to you, but remember as already mentioned they are big and they now it.
Trying to command a big dog to do something can be daunting. Lastly, keep the training sessions short and sweet.
5- Chow Chow
The Chow Chow is similar to a cat, very stubborn. They are probably one of the cutest dogs out there and they do make perfect cuddle buddies, but they demand attention though and can get quite jealous when you have visitors at home.
The saying “jealousy makes you nasty” is true with this dog breed and they can take charge of their owner quickly. You have to be firm, because they are not stupid.
Train them to see you as authority and they will respect you. And always, always cuddle them. You’ll both love it.