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Training

Along with owning a giant breed dog comes the responsibility of properly training your dog which is particularly important due to their massive size and the potential danger of an untrained dog weighing more than 100 lbs!

Most dogs respond best to positive reinforcement training methods only. Gentle giants are extremely sensitive creatures and it is very easy to break their spirit through the use of negative correction or improper training tools such as choke, prong, or shock collars. Big Dogs Huge Paws supports use of treats, praise, and redirection of unwanted behaviors in order to aid in teaching your giant breed dog to become a good canine citizen. A Gentle Leader is also an extremely valuable training tool which helps with controlling pulling on leash as well as establishing that you, as the handler, are the leader. Learning how to be a strong leader for your dog will be key in building a successful and long-lasting relationship!

As an organization committed to serving as a resource to the community, our desire is to provide all giant breed dog owners with the tools they need to be successful! It is our hope that the training information provided will teach owners how to properly address some of the more common behavioral and training issues encountered throughout dog ownership.

Please use the "Training Information" menu on the right to view more valuable information.