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.
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