Training the Miniature Schnauzer
Learn fast tips for training your Miniature Schnauzer dog.
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4. Be consistent. You can't snuggle together on the couch to watch TV today, then scold him for climbing on the couch tomorrow.
5. Never tell your dog to come to you and then correct him for something he did wrong. He will think the correction is for coming to you. (Think like a dog, remember?) Always go to the dog to stop unwanted behavior, but be sure you catch him in the act.
6. Never hit or kick your dog or strike him with a newspaper or another object.
7. When praising or correcting, use your best doggie voice. Use a light and happy voice for praise, and a firm, sharp voice for warnings or corrections.
Your dog also will respond accordingly to family arguments. If there's a shouting match, he will think that he did something wrong and head for cover. So never argue in front of the kids or the dog!
Despite the Miniature Schnauzer's sometimes stubborn nature, he is a soft dog who will not respond to harsh training methods or corrections. Puppy kindergarten and continued lessons in obedience focusing on positive reinforcement are the best course to combating the Miniature Schnauzer stubborn streak.
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Reprinted from Breeders Best: Miniature Schnauzer © 2004. Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.
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