4 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRAINING YOUR GREAT DANE PUPPY
1) START EARLY
Great Danes have an innate need to please, so your puppy will be easy to train. Since your Great Dane is so large, it is important to start as early as you can to help him learn good behavior. This will ensure that, as he grows, he will listen to you and follow your lead. This will be easier for you because he will be harder to convince to do things the older and larger he gets.
The earliest you can start to train your Great Dane is at around eight to 11 weeks old.
2) NEVER BEAT YOUR DOG
Punishing or beating your Great Danes when he is not acting in the way you want him to is out of the question. Instead of learning from your punishment, your Great Dane will learn to be scared of you or learn to hate you. If your Great Dane behaves out of fear of punishment from you, your dog may become frustrated or anxious. This may lead pent up anger which may cause your Great Dane to become aggressive.
Given the size of a Great Dane, you could be a danger if the aggressive behavior is turned on you. This means that it is even more imperative for such a large dog.
3) EXPRESS DISSATISFACTION FIRMLY AND CAMLY
If your Great Dane is behaving badly or is engaging in behavior that he shouldn’t, you should give short, sharp commands in a calm voice. This should be a phrase, such as “No” or “Uh oh”, that you say firmly to him.
Once your Great Dane corrects his behavior, you can praise him for that behavior.
Even if your Great Dane does not respond right away, do not get upset, yell, or hit your dog. This will only make him fear you.
4) BE PATIENT
No portion of training your Great Dane will happen over night. You just have to keep with all the different types of training. Your dog will eventually catch on as long as you stick with it.
If a particular treat is not working, mix it up. If the training method is not working just right, switch up how you are approaching it to ensure that you are reaching your dog and training them as successfully as possible