I. Chenery’s personality
1. Friendly and affectionate
The Miniature Schnauzer is loyal, mischievous, gentle, intelligent, child-loving, easily integrated into the family, affectionate to its owner, and easily builds a peaceful, trusting relationship with its owner. He is good with people, but in general, they only approach one family member as a leader. Every time the owner comes home, the schnauzer will come to get you when he hears the noise. By the way, bring his thunderous bark to let you know how happy he is to have you back; his enthusiasm for you will never wane, no matter how long you are away from home.
Compared to the attitude of many dogs, the Sheltie’s absolute loyalty to his owner is especially valuable. In particular, his owners can have a special feeling, showing complete investment, loyalty and care. They do not love strangers, they know who is closest to them and who is a hurried passerby. Because the Sheltie is definitely a loyal dog, the effort you put into them will be 100% rewarded.
3. Alert and brave
In almost any home with a miniature schnauzer, the neighborhood will appreciate this dog’s superior house-sitting abilities. They are so alert that no subtle change escapes their eyes and ears, and they are quick to recognize unusual signs. When they spot a strange visitor, they watch carefully until they are convinced that the visitor will not threaten them and they revert to their good nature. Faced with danger, even when exhausted, they will face every fierce battle with great courage and persistence. When you become the enemy in its eyes, they will scare you away with fast movements, quick reactions and barking. For this reason, miniature schnauzers can be considered guard dogs.
4. Smart and trainable
A Columbia University psychology professor combined with 208 dog training experts, 63 small animal veterinarians, and 14 warning and protection dog experts conducted in-depth interviews to observe that the world ranking of dogs for working obedience and IQ ranked the Miniature Schnauzer 12th, first among puppies. Their willingness to learn is high and their acceptance of skill training is resilient. So if you need a smart, easy to train puppy, the Mini Schnauzer is definitely your best bet.
Hint: Chenille has different personalities and different training
2. Hint: Chenery has a different personality and different training
There are six types of schnauzers based on their personality traits, and schnauzers have different personalities and are trained differently.
1. Lively. This type of schnauzer is characterized by strong excitatory and inhibitory processes, flexible transitions, and excitatory and inhibitory reflexes that form quickly in practice. Improper practice methods can easily produce undesirable associations, and special attention should be paid to the means and the methods used accordingly.
2. Excitable type. This type of chenille is characterized by strong excitability and weak inhibition, forming excitatory conditioned reflexes quickly and firmly, while forming inhibitory conditioned reflexes slowly and easily disappear. The main purpose of the exercise is to nurture and play the inhibition process, not to be impatient and adventurous, so as not to cause adverse consequences.
3. Quiet. This chenille is characterized by strong excitatory and inhibitory processes, but poor translational flexibility, and its inhibitory processes are slightly stronger than its excitatory processes. That is, inhibitory conditioned reflexes are formed more quickly during practice and the reflexes are more consolidated. Therefore, in practice, the focus should be on developing the flexibility of the chenille and increasing excitability appropriately.
4. Passive defense response type. This type of schnauzer is characterized by a passive, reactive defense that interferes with practice when encountering fear or dread. For this type of schnauzer, when the owner or handler approaches it, the first step is to use gentle tones and light movements to prevent sudden panic so that it does not dare to approach the owner or handler for long periods of time, interfering with affinity building. Secondly, when you encounter something that the schnauzer is afraid of, be patient and enticing, so that the schnauzer can gradually eliminate its passive state and adapt.
5. Those with a strong exploratory reflex. This kind of chenille is very sensitive to some new stimuli in the surrounding environment. After repeated exposure, it still does not decline and disappear, which is related to the poor flexibility and adaptability of the chenille. Usually, you should pay more attention to the environmental refinement and gradually adapt to this kind of chenille. Before each practice, let the schnauzer familiar with the environment, try to choose quiet, no external stimulation, temptation and interference of the practice site. When the exploratory reflex appears in the exercise, the owner should focus on the exercise subject or use coercion to suppress the exploratory reflex.
6. Food response is strong and powerful. We should take full advantage of our strengths and use more food stimuli to practice. However, a chenille with a strong food response can easily accept food from all sides and influence the establishment of relevant subject actions. A good practice vowed chenille or enjoyment chenille should refuse to eat food given by others and not pick up food anywhere. Therefore, we should strengthen the practice of prohibition to make the chenille develop good habits.