How to Train a Leonberger in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Dogs, Leonberger, Pets | 0 comments


Five Tips to Train Your LeonbergerTraining your Leonberger is very easy. It just takes a little dedication, patience along with these simple techniques and you’ll break them in successfully.

Here we share five Great Tips on how you can break in the Leonberger with good results:

1. To prevent your Leonberger from becoming confused and so that they can begin to recognize commands easily only 1 individual should train a Leonberger initially. In instances where too many folks are attempting to train your Leonberger simultaneously this may stop progress in its tracks.




2. One should use positive reinforcements and feedback. Once a Leonberger does something right, one might praise the act so that he can realize that what he did was proper. If the Leonberger won’t understand instructions, never punish him. Leonbergers aren’t as smart as humans, they make errors. What you must accept is that they may not easily follow all your instructions in the first teaching, it requires repetition to train a Leonberger successfully. Don’t scold the Leonberger because he might begin to develop fear which may affect his learning and readiness to be trained. Trainers should give food or snacks in order to reward the Leonberger, but definitely you don’t want to take it too far.

3. Teach instructions one at a time. Make sure to train him on one command after the other. In the instance where he is unable to learn it, try to remain on that skill only because adding more commands may just confuse the Leonberger. Start with the basics.

4. In teaching instructions, you must keep your inflection pleasant so your Leonberger will happily submit to the instructions. Leonbergers respond to a low and coaxing tone. If you ever yell, he may become unresponsive and startled.

5. Train a Leonberger in varying environments. When you keep your Leonberger in 1 certain place like your house, he will not be able to adapt to a new space with new individuals. Take him to your park or through your neighborhood. This will help your Leonberger get used to other people and breeds.

Leonberger Training: Conclusion

Training your Leonberger can often be challenging, but it’ll be worth it. In the end, you’ll be the lucky one when your Leonberger is trained. You never know, he could even save your life in the future and repay everything you taught him.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Leonbergers

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