Chinese Shar Pei Training

Shar-Pei are alert, intelligent and devoted to their family, so they are naturally good guard dogs even without any training.

Leashes and Collars

I do not recommend keeping a collar on the puppy at home. Puppies have been known to hang themselves on their own collars. Only use them when you are taking them out of the home.

When training a puppy to walk on a leash, I do not recommend a harness because the dog learns to pull.

A choke collar is much safer for Shar-Pei than a buckled collar. Due to the soft loose skin, it is difficult to buckle a collar tight enough to secure it.

Discipline at Home

Correct a puppy with a squirt bottle with water. No hitting. Correction must be immediate for the puppy to connect the behavior with the punishment. Stubborn puppies may need a teaspoon of white vinegar added to the water. It will not harm the puppy but they may pay more attention to it.

Training Classes

Most puppies need to be about 6 months of age before they begin attending obedience training classes. The best method is for the owner and puppy to train together. Sending a dog off to training is not recommended, both because owners don't know what methods are used and because the dog needs to be trained to obey the family members.

Last updated on 11/14/2010
Owner: Patrick and Nikki Jones
"He is great and gets so much attention when we walk him. He is a beautiful dog!"

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