There is no doubt that Lhasa Apso are both an adorable, short legged, energetic breed of dog originating from Tibet and the chosen breed of Buddhist monks and thought to bring good fortune to their masters.
General basic obedience training is recommended for this particular breed, they will respond well to positive reinforcement techniques. A dose of patience, consistency and gentleness are all the requirements for training that these highly regarded animal's need. In their nature, they are suspicious of strangers, so learning to socialize at a young age should be the first step in the training process.
The command of "sit" is a command that all dogs should learn and master at from an early age and it is most effective when your pup is slightly hungry.
- Hold a morsel of food over the dogs head; bring your hand slowly back across the dog's nose. He or she will automatically fall into a sitting position as their nose follows the direction of the food. Follow this physical movement with the verbal command "sit" in a clear, calm, controlled voice. Once he has sat, praise him with petting and the offered treat.
- Positive reinforcement is essential, continue with this training until it is successfully completed and is performed without the offer of a treat; then move onto the next command like "down" and then "stay".
- Crate training is one of the most popular methods to effectively potty train your pup. A crate should be big enough for your dog to comfortably stand, turn around and stretch. Keep it comfortable and clean with washable liners and blankets.
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