Difficult Dog Breeds to Train 2 – 7 More Stubborn Dogs


Some dogs are easy to train and as we found
out last week, some test the limits of your patience. Many of you agree with the breeds that made
the list, but quite a few more of you noted that several breeds were not present on that
list. These dogs are not dumb and they are not bad
dogs. Just a bit hard-headed. So, let’s check out seven more dogs that
just might make you blow a fuse. You’re Watching Animal Facts! 7. German Shepherd Dog The German Shepherd Dog is intelligent. The breed tops the list on any measure of
intelligence, according to a book published by Stanley Coren in 1994 “The Intelligence
of Dogs”.. The German Shepherd is also highly trainable. In fact, German Shepherds are capable of learning
a wide variety of highly complex tasks. This makes the breed one of the superstars
of the working dog world. But, all that intelligence comes at a price;
stubbornness. The German Shepherd Dog is a dog trainer’s
dog. The GSD is a high-energy, strong-willed dog
that gets bored rather quickly. They need a firm, confident leader with a
smart training style. A well-trained German Shepherd is a thing
of beauty, and it’s also proof that being “difficult to train” in no way means untrainable. But a bored German Shepherd is annoying and
destructive. 6. Shiba Inu Last week in my editing haste, I accidentally
added a clip of a Shiba Inu when talking about the Akita. While this was not intentional it wasn’t
completely without merit. Many people often get certain breeds confused,
the Japanese Akita with the Shiba Inu for example. Two of the six (or seven depending on who
you ask) native Japanese dogs, these two Spitz breeds share a lot in common, including a
Stubborn streak. The Shiba Inu is considered one of the most
difficult breeds to train. People fall in love with the “fox-like”
look of the Shiba Inu but are less than prepared to deal with the breeds larger than life and
stubborn personality. One of the largest hurdles to overcome is
that the Shiba will not back down once they have their mind set on something; giving up
is not an option in the Shiba’s single state mind. 5. English Bulldog English Bulldogs are absolute sweethearts,
but they can also be very stubborn making them difficult to train. The English Bulldog’s tenacity and resolve
mean that it’s difficult to change its mind once it decides to do something and even more
difficult to get it to do something it doesn’t want to do. However, they are an intelligent breed, although
some might prefer you not know this. And though stubborn, the English Bulldog is
surprisingly sensitive, remembers what it learns, and responds well to patient, persistent
training. 4. Chihuahua A lot of you commented that Chihuahuas are
difficult to train and stubborn. I somewhat disagree, but they are notoriously
difficult to potty train. The issue with Chihuahua stubborness is not
for lack of intelligence or trainability, in fact the Chi is great at learning tricks
and is bred to be a companion. Chihuahuas may be petite dogs, but they actually
have a big, strong character. In fact, Chihuahuas have the ability to control
a home and manipulate their owners. There is nothing inherently difficult about
training a Chihuahua. The problem is boredom. Many Chis don’t get proper mental and physical
exercise or socialization. These small dogs don’t usually get to go
the dog park or get engaged in a good game of fetch. And they become stubborn, because they are
allowed to be. 3. Tibetan Mastiff From a tiny dog to a huge dog, we have the
Tibetan Mastiff. The Tibetan Mastiff, unlike the Chi was not
bred to be a companion dog, but rather a working dog. And the Tibetan is wired to do that work. It is a highly intelligent, strongly independent
Livestock guardian. These strong-willed, self-reliant dogs will
attempt to take control of every situation, unless you are an assertive leader who demands
the dog’s respect and can take charge. The Tibetan is a huge and powerful dog. It requires a strong, confident leader. And is often too much dog for the average
household. 2. Jack Russell Terrier All terriers share some common traits; intelligence
and stubbornness top the list. The Jack Russell is an active, adventurous,
independent little dog. Those are the family-friendly adjectives. I’m sure some Jack owners can come up with
some more colorful ones. The Jack, like the German Shepherd, is a highly
trainable dog. You 90s kids probably remember Wishbone. But, easy is not a word that is often used
in describing a Jack Russell in any way. That is unless you’re describing its ability
to get into mischief. JRTs have lots of energy. Without a job, that energy is channeled into
more dubious activities — you’ve probably already experienced that if you live with
one. The Jack is not a toy dog and requires tons
of outdoor exercise and adventure. Consistency and discipline are key to training
a JRT. Your Jack will likely never be the top dog
in obedience school, but can excel in dog sports, such as agility and terrier trials. 1. Samoyed The Samoyed is beautifully stubborn, in that
it is beautiful and stubborn. Like the Akita, Shiba Inu and Siberian Husky
that got the number one spot on our previous video, the Samoyed is a Spitz Breed of dog,
which means intelligence and stubbornness are not a traits they lack. I’ll let my friends over at Yeti’s Place
tell you about it. [Yeti’s video] “Samoyeds are very stubborn dogs, who just
happen to be very smart. They don’t want to listen to what people
want to do. They want to do what they want to do because
they think that what they want to do is much more important than what people want them
to do. Now stubborn doesn’t mean that they’re
not smart because they are the smartest dog around. They love playing games and they love having
excitement in their life. If they training is boring, they’ll wander
away. They’ll do something more exciting. Change up that training game often by creating
some new fun stuff to train them with. Instead of only the treats, involve some other
fun stuff like a squeaky toy or a tennis ball. “ Thanks Yeti’s mom! Yeti’s got a fun channel. There’s a link in the card. So, do you have the strength of will to take
on one of these stubborn, but amazing dogs? What breeds did we miss this time? Tell us about your stubborn dog in the comments. How stubborn are you? You made it to the end of this video. That’s pretty stubborn. If you liked it, ahhhh nevermind, I can’t
tell you what to do. Hey, thanks for hanging with us, and as always,
Catch ya next time.

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22 Responses

  1. trixie1717 says:

    Thank you,i recently got a golden doodle puppie she is so good! :3

  2. Eccentric Nature says:

    Great video! Good additional list here.

  3. Mary Ellen Cook says:

    My chihuahua,Paco, the 16 year old man, is notoriously hard-headed. While he was a little difficult to potty train because my late husband would not be consistent in taking him out or observing his cues, the one thing that I have noticed, especially since my retirement, is if I have done something to annoy him he will do something to annoy me… such as lifting his leg and watering one of my dining room chairs or more readily my electric fireplace in the living room. I'm not counting the times that he sometimes has an accident because Mama didn't get to him fast enough when he was barking and giving me potty cues, I'm talking about the kind where he'll walk, look over his shoulder, and deliberately hike up his leg as if to say, " THIS is what I think about THAT, woman !".
    I cannot say that the wire haired dachshund does things deliberately, because while stubborn any accidents that he has our true accidents for the most part because I may not wake up when he gives me a cue in the middle of the night. But he can be notoriously stubborn on other issues. He will not go outside and potty after we have had a rainstorm because he doesn't want to get his fuzzy butt wet. He goes off to the side and usually christens my deck so that we're constantly having to clean that off.

  4. Animal Facts says:

    What breeds did we miss this time?

  5. Invisible Inkling says:

    I found the squirt bottle is a valuable tool, if used right.

  6. BADASS EMU says:

    My parents swear that their most challenging dog they've had together was an Afghan Hound named Trooper. They've had everything from a GSD mix, an American Staffordshire Terrier, Labrador mix, and (their current dog) a Boxer x AmStaff x Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. But it was supermodel Trooper that gave them a real hard time lol.

  7. Janus Loggins says:

    I agree with what you said about the Chihuahua 100%! If you understand them, they are not hard to train at all. Thanks for another great video!!!

  8. Gummy Throne says:

    My parents had a shiba inu and he was stubborn. I miss him though and I actually was his favourite person and he would cuddle me at night

  9. Blind Faith says:

    We’ve got a sheet Sue, he might not be very hard to train but they are very very hard to potty train. Especially if you have a big house or even crate trained for that matter

  10. Yeti’s Place says:

    OMG, Yeti and I belly laughed SO hard when we found he (Samoyeds) is number 1 on your list! That was AWESOME and so very true!! Thank you for adding our video clips. Gotta love our breeds of stubborn doggies. They’re the greatest.

  11. Cobalt Bleu says:

    Am I an Akita or a Shiba?

  12. Maria Alexiou says:

    where is the French Bulldog?

  13. Lily Seven says:

    Some dogs are harder to train than others. But the more time and effort you put into your dog, the stronger the bond and the greater rewards. It is truly worth it! Thanks for another great video!

  14. Katya Smit says:

    I agree, we have a JRT. We love her, so much energy. Super stubborn, our Luna is the best. And JRT are not toy dogs.

  15. Patriot From Texas says:

    We've german shepards. We cannot wish for a more loyal watchdog for our ranch! Although they're sweethearts for our family. They're especially very sweet and patient for our grandchildren.

  16. Bill Kotch says:

    Where is Basenji on your list?

  17. Nick Karschti says:

    Shitzue is an extremely stubborn breed that you forgot to mention in your list. It’s easy to let them takeover from a young age

  18. AlphaIkaros says:

    1:08 i think she's having a good time with her dog 😂😂😂😂😂

  19. AlphaIkaros says:

    I have a spitz and JRT mix. Imagine the stubborness when these 2 breeds are combined! Luckily he's a good boi… At least to me. He's one of my most stubborn dogs, but he does listen to me. Sometimes I wonder why did I ever get him if he's hard-headed little furball… But then, it's because I loved him so much

  20. Liverpool 11 says:

    True dat for Akitas, got a brother and sister, male passed away from a Colon issue when he was 9, girl is 11 and still with us, but to this day I wouldn't trust her off leash. Boy was a little easier, but not much.

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  22. Margaret Howard says:

    I have a jackchi and he is stubborn as he will not do a sit for me. But he will stand on his back legs for food 😂

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