While the Schnauzer is an impressive breed, this is not a breed for first-time dog owners. Their dignified intelligence leads to them being quite stubborn, making the training process a bit challenging. While you will need to have a firm approach to their training process, they are a loyal and trustworthy breed once you work through these training hurdles.
Since the breed is incredibly stubborn, it’s important to start your training and socialization from the moment they enter your home. The ideal time to begin their training process is between 2-4 months of age, but can, of course, be started at any point they enter your life.
Once you have conquered the training process with your Schnauzer, you will have a lovable and friendly member of your family. The Schnauzer is known to incredibly kid-friendly around children that understand canine boundaries, making them the perfect companion for older children. Since they are a fairly energetic breed, you can rest assured that your Schnauzer will be happy to provide hours of entertainment with the children in your home.
If you don’t have any children to entertain your new furry friend, just make sure that you are ready to implement daily exercise yourself. The Schnauzer benefits greatly from daily one on one playtime with their favorite person or stimulating toys or games to give them a mental workout.
Any time you have an intelligent breed in your home, the best way to prevent any undesirable behaviors is through daily exercise and mental stimulation. In order to help your Schnauzer be the best companion, they can be, be ready to put in the work to keep them occupied!