Chinese crested training, well the first thing that you need to know is that a person needs to stay pretty calm during the whole training process. If you are already the proud owner of a crested then you know how excitable they can get. They also have a tendency to be somewhat timid.
We have two Chinese crested dogs. They belong to my children. Neither one of them are trained for any type of real obedience skills.
As a rule we like to teach our dogs at least the basic commands of sit, down, come and stay. For some unknown reason we just never did it with them. (Found a decent video of a Powder Puff Chinese Crested in training. You can find it at the bottom of this page).
The Chinese crested training that we have done with our two is the basic house training stuff. Potty training (it seems to take the Chinese crested a little longer to get the hang of it than many other breeds but the most important thing to know is that they do get the hang of it).
Get off (because of their hair coat once you get off of your recliner they get right on it, they love a nice warm place to lay). We teach them the come which is rather simple because they do love their owners.
And last but not least, what seems to be there favorite command of all “Let’s go to bed”.
If you really wish to train your Chinese crested it would be best to find a good dog training manual. The basics of dog training are about the same no matter what breed of dog you have. The most important part of any type of dog obedience is repetition. Do it over and over again until they get the hang of it (but not too much all at one time.)
What I would like to talk about is what wonderful pets Chinese cresteds make, especially if you have children. They seem to bond so well with kids. When I say kids I mean family members. If you are thinking about getting one of these wonderful dogs take caution with one important fact. Chinese cresteds can be susceptible to ringworm so if you have cats you may want to think it over.
We live on a farm and have cats but have never had a problem with it. Just wanted to put it out there as something that you need to be aware of.
And always be careful when you buy one to really look them over and make sure that they do not have any ringworm already.
I know this article was supposed to be about Chinese crested training and am well aware that I got off topic. But the bottom line with cresteds any way is, they are highly intelligent and can be trained rather easily as long as you are never to harsh with them.
Even though I have not tried Dove Cresswells program personally I have heard good things about it. She is a Professional Hollywood North Dog Trainer and you can see her program right here Puppy and Dog Training Online.
Chinese crested training