5 Dog Breeds Most Difficult To Train

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Making a Kids Mistake When Choosing a

Children, young adults and college age kids rarely decide what they are going to purchase based on any factors other than the cuteness, handsomeness, or coolness of a breed. As a result, many end up in homes that are ill suited for their needs.

We've all seen a dog situation that was unquestionably a mistake: the 150 pound dog living in a one bedroom apartment with an owner that works 60 hours a week, the Siberian Husky living in , the Greyhound that spends 20 years on the end of a chain… the examples of bad decisions are countless.

Generally, adults make better decisions in respect to dog appropriate environments. But, while they may be far more practical about the needs of a dog, adults sometimes fail to understand their own needs.

One of the biggest mistakes we can make as dog owners is purchasing or adopting a dog breed that is difficult to .

5 Most Difficult Breeds to Train

While every dog from every breed is different, there are certain traits that make some dogs harder to train than others. Simply, each breed has different . It is the disposition of the breed that makes some dogs breeds more difficult to train than others.

The five most difficult breeds to train are:

1. American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier & American Bully — Right or wrong, the generic term ”pit bull” or ”” is used to describe these three breeds. As the differentiating characteristics of these three breeds are minute, for the sake of the subject of training, we will refer to them as bulldogs.

Though they are one of the smartest breeds of dogs and are used for everything from ranch and police work to seeing eye dogs–unlike almost any other breed–training them not to be dog aggressive is impossible if that is one of an individual dog's personality traits. While bulldogs are exceptional with people and were commonly referred to as the nanny dog at the turn of the last century because of the phenomenal bonds and relationships they build with children, no one can train a dog aggressive bulldog not to fight with other dogs.

As such, if you hope to take you dog on long walks around the public park in the evening and spend your weekends cutting your dog loose at the dog park or you live in a gated community where people allow their dogs to run free, a bulldog is probably a very poor choice for you.

To be fair to the bulldog, aside from the dog aggression issue, the breed is easily one of the easiest breeds to train. They are driven to please.

Labrador

2. Labrador Retrievers — People commonly make the mistake of thinking that Labradors are easy to train. In fact, they can be extremely difficult to train. Unlike a breed like a or bulldog that naturally wants to please its owner, Labradors are interested in burning energy, in retrieving. This can make them very difficult to train without training aids.

3. Irish Setters — Unlike retrievers, Irish Setters were bred to flush out animals. In other words, they were trained to run around and scare up game. Irish Setters were not bred to be taught to take orders as much as they were bred to take directions. A well trained setter is more controlled chaos than processed, distinct obedience.

4. Beagles — Like Irish Setters, Beagles were bred to chase and flush. While they are extremely amiable , training them can be very difficult and very arduous.

5. Blood Hound — While the breed is simply amazing as trackers, they are not particularly adept at performing what breeders would probably refer to as dumb pet tricks. Blood Hounds were bred to pick up a scent and follow it. They simply weren't bred to be trained to do much of anything else.

Short Aside

The easiest dogs to train are dogs that are grouped into the working or herding class. Dogs like Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Anatolian Shepherds, and Heelers are all easily trained.

+Neil Kilgore is the Jack (Russell) of all trades at Greenfield Puppies in Lancaster Pa. He regularly blogs about dogs, breeders and puppies on the Greenfield Puppies website.

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