If you remember the history of the origin of Pekingese dogs, it becomes clear why they are very reluctant to educate and train. Being the favorites of the Chinese emperors, the dogs literally bathed in love and attention and even had their own servants. Today, the realities of their lives are completely different, and in order for the Pekingese to become full members of society, training is simply necessary.
Raising a Pekingese
The owner should start raising a Pekingese puppy on the first day of meeting his new pet. The kid needs to clearly outline the boundaries of what is permitted and make it clear what actions will forever remain prohibited for him.
Toilet training is the first thing to do. Cleanliness is something quite difficult to achieve for these dogs. The first time while the baby is in post-vaccination quarantine and cannot be walked with him on the street, he can be allowed to celebrate his need on a diaper or in a tray. As soon as the quarantine is over, the puppy needs to be taken outside several times a day, where he must do “all his business”. You should not expect that success will be achieved in the shortest possible time; in the first few weeks, puddles and heaps on the floor in the house cannot be avoided.
Important! At the same time, the Pekingese must be taught to respond to his/her name.
In addition, the upbringing of dogs includes mastering the rules of behavior in the house and on the street, teaching elementary commands. A Pekingese must understand what “No!” Is. The dog should know that at home it is impossible to bark for no particular reason, to gnaw furniture, personal belongings of the owner, and so on. It is rather difficult to achieve this from phlegmatic Pekingese, who are almost always “on their own”. But if the owner is patient and shows character, a lot will come out of his efforts.
It is imperative to teach your Pekingese to walk on a leash. Most of the representatives of this breed do not like harnesses and with all their might protest against their presence on street walks. But the owner should not be led by his pet and refuse safe walks. In order for the dog to quickly get used to it, do not pull the leash too hard, and even more so use it as a weapon of punishment or intimidation.
Important! When raising a Pekingese, do not raise your voice at him, and do not show aggression. A strong intonation will be enough for the dog to understand that he is doing something wrong.
Pekingese Training at Home
The main rule of training a Pekingese, which everyone who has experience in dealing with this breed is familiar with, is not to demand or wait for more of his opportunities. The dogs of the Chinese emperors cannot boast of good physical shape, are not too smart and agile. But with all this, they are quite capable of learning simple commands.
The first thing to do when starting the training process is to thoroughly study your pet. It is necessary to observe the dog and understand which actions he likes and which ones cause negative emotions. If the dog likes to jump or “dance” it can be trained to do so on command.
The following tips will help you train your Pekingese:
Pieces of training and classes should take place according to a clear schedule. In other words, training your dog should be done regularly, at the same time.
Don’t jump from one activity to another. Until one skill is mastered, you do not need to start learning something else.
Be sure to praise your dog if it deserves it.
Become an authority and leader in your “pack” with your Pekingese. If the dog does not consider the owner a leader, he will not obey him.
If the pet still does not lend itself to education and training at home, you can turn to a professional for help. The dog handler will help to correct the behavior of the stubborn person and tell you how to make sure that he still obeys the “will of the leader”.