Now that you have decided to get a Great Dane, the next thing for you to do is to train him. Training a dog such as a Great Dane is not an easy thing to handle considering this breed’s size and personality. If the dog owner is equipped with the right training tips, training objectives will possibly be achieved. Below are some things to remember when training your Great Dane.
– A Great Dane is a large dog but has gentle temperament and friendly nature. Dominance issues and aggression occur in rare cases.
– Walking and running exercise is good for them.
– Despite their size, you do not have to own a house with a wide fenced yard to accommodate this breed. They can manage life in an apartment quite well.
– This breed should be feed with foods that contain the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Too much protein may cause health issues such as bloat.
– Start socializing your dog at an early age. Well-trained dogs are friendly and properly socialized.
– Use positive reinforcement training techniques. Great Danes are gentle dogs and may not respond quite well to cruelty or harsh training techniques.
– Correct behavior problems as soon as it occurs. Behavior problems are difficult to correct if not addressed immediately.
– Even if you do not have children, perhaps you will have in the near future. So better get your puppy used to the loud behaviors of children. Take him in the park to meet other people’s kids.
– Make sure that the puppy is protected with up to date immunization especially when taking him to areas where he might contract a disease.
– Make training periods short but enjoyable. Dogs have short attention span and are easily distracted. Training should be enjoyable and interactive to prevent them from getting bored and to keep their minds working.
– Use training tools such as crate, leash and collar. There are various types of training tools for you to choose from, choose the one that suits your dog’s needs and personality. Just remember to use these tools properly. Misuse of any of these tools may mean danger to your dog.
– Reward your dog. The purpose of the reward is to let your dog realize that what he did is correct and you are expecting him to do it again. Giving him his favorite treat or toy will do.