Specifically I’m going to discuss the advantages of having a large dog (that’s what my Maltese are) versus having a small dog (my Yorkie). The goal is to build your dog’s confidence in and around you. After that, you’ll be much happier with both of your new dogs.
Many great Dane dogs have lived in foster homes before they were adopted. Because of the nature of these homes, their new owners had little to no knowledge about the behavior of these dogs. So the new owners were very often uncertain about how to train this type of dog. And one of the biggest challenges was with potty training. It’s not uncommon for a dog that has never been toilet trained to just start doing their business in your house.
The good news is that with enough time, patience and consistency, ANY dog can be toilet trained. It’s just one of those things that takes consistent application over a long period of time. If you are consistent, your dog will eventually realize that you mean no harm and will respect you as their master.
One other advantage of having a big dog is that he can act like a dog, as opposed to a smaller dog. Smaller dogs often get on your nerves because they can’t speak and look like a dog. If you own a great Dane, you won’t have this issue. He will also know your boundaries and won’t try to make you angry because he doesn’t understand why you’re scolding him.
Time And Patience
It’s important to keep in mind that training a dog takes time and patience. Your pup will most likely learn new tricks as he grows, so he will also pick up bad habits. However, if you spend enough time praising your dog for good behavior and correcting his bad behavior, he’ll soon realize that his behavior is unacceptable. Your dog wants to please you and will work hard to do so. As long as you are there to enforce whatever training you have in place, your dog will do well in obedience training.
Take Your Dog Out
If you decide to take your new dog out, you must remember that dogs cannot hold their bladder for more than a few hours at a time. This means that if you take your dog out in the middle of the night, he may not be able to go. In addition, if you have any outdoor activities planned, it would be a good idea to take your dog on a leash during these events. Also, you’ll want to ensure that your dog isn’t running around and getting into mischief when you’re away from home. These distractions can cause a great deal of annoyance and even danger if your dog is given free run of the house.
If you follow the great Dane puppy tips that we have outlined, you’ll find that training your dog will go quite easily. If you happen to run into any problems, it would be a good idea to seek professional help. You should also keep your voice, your body, and your words in check when instructing your dog. These methods will help you make sure that your dog always knows when it is expected to behave appropriately in any situation and within any household. With the right training, you’ll be able to easily get your dog to obey you without too much trouble.