The Briard is a good consideration for many homes. It has the size, shape and temperament for just about any home. Yet, there are some key factors to consider when selecting this dog to bring home. Alternatively, if you are currently the owner of this magnificent animal, you may need a bit of help with improving his obedience. The good news is that this breed of dog is one that is willing and capable of learning what you want and need him to. He's a willing participant assuming that you are willing to dedicate time and patience with the learning process. Understanding the Briard is the first step in training him correctly.
Understand His Temperament
Part of training the Briard, or any dog, is to understand the dog's temperament or the way that the dog reacts to situations around him. This is key in understanding how your dog will give you the reaction that you want him to. The Briard is a very strong bodied dog but he has supple, hidden power in him. He is a very dynamic dog in that he can be quick in turning the corner or getting out of the way. The Briard is a strong minded dog, too. He is able to learn what his job is quickly and he will do it passionately for his master. The Briard is a very spirited dog as well. He is fearless when he needs to be and there is no shyness in him. He is gentle with his master and willing to use his desire to please to accomplish the tasks set in front of him.
His Training Ability
Keeping these things in mind, the Briard has the ability to learn the obedience that you want him to. Several aspects of this dog make this possible. First off, he is intelligent which allows him to learn what it is that you want him to learn. In addition, the Briard has a powerful memory. He is able to pick up the tricks and skills that you want him to learn quickly, through repetition, and will remember them the next time that you want him to know it.
When training the Briard it is important to do several things, then. First, show the dog that you are his master and that he must obey you. Do not do this through negative behavior or treatment. Instead, reward positive treatment and ignore bad. Since he wants to please you, he'll remember this. What's more, repetition is a key way to keep your pet learning and remembering for the long run. Obedience training should be something you work on daily in the same way over and over again. The Briard has the skills and the ability to learn what it needs to, if his master works with him regularly at achieving this goal.