Category Archive: Dog Training

This category covers all aspects of dog training: from basic principles and core commands to potty training and tricks.

Feb 26

Dominance in Miniature Pinschers: Does Your Dog Walk All Over You?

Miniature Pinscher standing on human.

Dominance in MIniature Pinschers Although dominant behavior is not breed specific and any dog can display dominant behavior, some breeds, such as the Miniature Pinscher, have a propensity for trying to assert dominance. This is due, in part, to the breeding of the Min Pin. Min Pins were bred to catch vermin on farms, and …

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Jan 31

How to Train Your Min Pin to be a Pest

dog on table

Be Careful What You Teach Your Dog Our dogs are learning from us all the time. Everything you do or don’t do regarding your dog trains them. Do you feed them from the table occasionally? Do you allow them on the furniture? Do you give a command and not enforce it? Your dog learns from …

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Aug 13

How to House Train Your Dog

Athena vs. Toilet paper

House Training vs. House Breaking House training a dog is more than just potty training. It is teaching a dog how to act in the house. In addition to potty training, house training includes teaching your dog which chew toys are appropriate, rules about getting on the furniture, how to act when you are eating …

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Jan 21

Training an Adult Dog: Sit, Stay, Release

  You can train any dog to do most anything in 5 minutes a day with consistency, reinforcement, and repetition. Here we are focusing on training an adult dog the commands sit, stay, and release. While most of the post below is applicable to puppies also, adult dogs do have a few different issues. Adult …

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Jul 29

Potty Training My Min PIn–Again

After our Min Pin, Athena, was potty trained in 2008, I didn’t think I would have to do it again, but I was mistaken. I have taken her to my parents’ house, and she doesn’t consider their house her den like she does at our house. Why? I have no idea. If you have any …

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Jul 27

Crate Training a Miniature Pinscher: Should You Try It?

Photo Credit: Jinx McCombs on Flickr Why Crate Train? Crate training can be a useful tool for the owner of any breed of dog, but it is especially useful for Min Pin owners. Not only does crate training a dog reduce the number of messes on the floor, it also provides a safety for the …

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Jul 12

How to Teach Your Min Pin Almost Anything

To say that Miniature Pinschers can be a handful is an understatement, as any Min Pin owner knows. Miniature Pinschers are headstrong, energetic, and think for themselves. However, Miniature Pinschers can be trained to be calm, well-disciplined dogs. Here, I discuss training Min Pins, but the same strategy can be applied to all dog breeds …

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