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Patience and Consistency: Key Factors to Training Min Pins

Nov 19, 2007
Miniature Pinschers or more affectionately called Min Pins are in actuality very sweet dogs. They possess abundant energy and are known as fearless protectors of their human companions and domiciles. These dogs are fiercely loyal, extremely curious and yes, sometimes quite stubborn. In fact, dog enthusiasts claim that Mini Pinschers are not suitable pets for everyone. Training Min Pins entails two key factors: patience and consistency.

Before training your Min Pins, you have to know some very basic things about this breed. First of all, Mini Pinschers often act like puppies for most of their life. They like to frolic and their energy levels are almost never depleted. They also like wide open spaces and can stay outdoors for long periods of time. Because this breed of dog can become a handful, pet owners often fail to give their pets proper training or instructions. The Mini Pinscher eventually suffers from the "Little Napoleon" syndrome (spoiled or unmanageable,) suffer form obesity and / or both.

Training Min Pins can be tough, and it is said that you as pet owners, must find extra reserves of patience in case you decide to train your dogs by yourselves. Because of their puppy-like attitudes, the Min Pin can become extremely difficult during training. However, holding firm to your resolve may be just the thing to help your pets overcome this seeming "behavioral problems."

One essential element in training your Min Pin is safety. You need to puppy-proof your home. Because this breed of dog is extremely curious, every part of your house will be subjected to your pet's inquisitive nature. Also, try to remove possible choking hazards like bottle caps, thumb tacks or even nails. Training a Min Pin is advisable when the puppies are still relatively young. Older dogs will definitely be more difficult to handle, and because older dogs are more strong willed, you may spend many days of exhaustive and exasperating training with little progress.

Gentle but firm: in training Min Pins, one must learn the value of patience and consistency. Min Pins do not relate well at all to any form of abuse or neglect. In fact, they get more destructive or even harmful when subjected to cruelty and depravity. By the way, should you decide to train your dogs personally, you may want to visit one or two dog training center first or seek the aid of a professional dog trainer. Min Pins can be too much to handle without proper guidance, so be forewarned.

Some people who are well versed with training Min Pins often claim that the Min Pins will often mis-perform just for amusement sake. So unless you have a great deal of humor and can see how ludicrous the situation is, you might as well find a different breed to train. However, in case you begin your training, make sure that your pet knows that you will be the boss -- and not the other way around. Make sure though that training isn't painful or distressing to your pet. Otherwise, the next time around, you will only have a harder time training your Min Pins.
About the Author
Katia Lorenzen learned about training min pins when her dog was a puppy. And now she is pleased to tell you about the ultimate source of min pin training information: www.My-Miniature-Pinscher.com.
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