Top 7 Hardest Dogs to Train


Pekingese dogs can be stubborn and independent. Use patience and positive reinforcement to motivate them during training.


Dalmatians have high energy and require consistent training. Use reward-based techniques and keep training sessions engaging.

Basset Hound

Basset Hounds have a strong nose and can be easily distracted. Use treats as a reward and keep training sessions short.

Chow Chow

Chow Chows can be aloof and independent. Use firm, consistent training and establish clear boundaries.

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hounds have a strong prey drive and may be challenging to recall. Use a secure leash and practice recall in a controlled environment.


Beagles have a strong sense of smell and may follow their nose during training. Use high-value treats to keep their attention.


Basenjis are known for being independent and may not respond well to traditional training methods. Use positive reinforcement and patience.

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