A dachshund is a working dog with a very strong, wilful personality.  It takes an owner with an equally determined character to own a dachshund.

They are not a mean, aggressive or unpredictable breed, just strong willed and a bit stubborn and independent.

An owner of a dachshund must be comfortable letting his or her dog know who is the pack leader, in which case, they are not difficult to train.

With consistent and rewarding training, they learn quite easily and quickly. As with all animals, they should never be struck, hit, or otherwise physically punished in order to deter them from any bad habits or behaviors.