With long-haired dachshunds or dachshunds in general, consistent training, a clear line and consistent rituals are the be-all and end-all to carry out successful training.
The dog’s independence, stubbornness, and possible stubbornness mentioned briefly above require a strict approach with clear instructions on the part of the mistress or master. Otherwise, it can quickly happen that a long-haired dachshund, despite its inconspicuous size, dances around on its owner’s nose.
Due to its intelligence, fast training success can be achieved with a fixed training program, since a long-haired dachshund can remember sequences and specific training units without any problems.
Good to know: Depending on the upbringing, a long-haired dachshund can also be used as a guard dog.
Long-haired dachshunds are very reluctant to be left alone. Like many other dog breeds, they love to be around people or other dogs in their pack.
A point of particular note is the fact that dachshunds exhibit distinctive digging behavior due to their original use in burrow hunting. If your long-haired dachshund gets bored, he will look for something to do himself.
He will most likely start digging holes in your yard as his inner drive instinctively links his behavior to burrow hunting in tight burrows. If you live in a city, make sure your dachshund can indulge in this digging behavior in a nearby forest or dog park.
Long-haired dachshunds also tend to bark a lot if they are poorly trained and not used enough. One reason for the loud and succinct barking is the fact that the breed had to be located in a burrow by the hunter during the hunt.
As long as you spend enough time with your dachshund and give it enough space to run around, loud barking should generally not be a problem.
Due to its natural hunting instinct, the long-haired dachshund has a pronounced urge to explore. It is not uncommon for him to run off during a walk and explore the surrounding forests and meadows.
At some point, he will probably be instinctively tempted to dig holes or look for mice. Depending on the upbringing, a Rough-Haired Dachshund may develop a tendency to run away as a result of this active behavior.
Tip: In the event that you get a long-haired dachshund as your first dog, competent instruction at a dog school can work wonders.
Even if the sometimes demanding long-haired dachshund is not necessarily suitable as a first dog in the eyes of most people, with a lot of motivation, ambition, and consistent training, such a dachshund can slip into the role of a perfect beginner dog.