Weiner dogs are very intelligent but are also independent and often stubborn, so they can be a challenge to train. They love to give and receive affection and do best with positive, reward-based training. They are sensitive and will not react well to harsh commands or punishment. Patience and consistence are key. Dachshunds have an excellent sense of smell as well as a strong prey drive. Because they were bred to stay focused and follow a trail without distraction, if they are busy with something more interesting they may not always pay attention to you.
Dachshunds are good with children in their own family if introduced to them early. They may not be as fond of your children’s friends, so supervise playtime.
With his long back, the Dachshund can be easily injured if he’s not handled properly. Make it a rule that young children can only hold or pet the Dachshund if they’re sitting on the floor. Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s sleeping or eating or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
Dachshunds get along well with other pets, especially if they’re introduced to them in puppyhood. With their bold, domineering personalities, they may well be top dog.
If they want to do something different than you ask, they may chose that instead.
These traits have given Dachshunds the reputation that they are difficult or impossible to train.
However, these independent thinkers are super smart so Dachshunds can be trained. It’s true though that it can take plenty of repetition and patience.