Some dog breeds are very intelligent and while some breeds are of least intelligent. These characteristics make the breed stubborn and hard to train at times. The following are the most stubborn breed of dogs which need a commanding and tolerant owner.
Weimaraner was used as a hunting dog. They have a great deal of energy and stamina and they require a lot of vigorous exercises and mental stimulation. These dogs are demanding and hence need an athletic owner who meets his exercise needs like running, biking, hiking.
They are stubborn and mischievous and have no trouble walking away from you if they are bored with the activity. Training should be gentle and patient because harsh discipline will disregard you completely. They are reserved with strangers, dominant with other dogs, predatory toward small animals such as cats.
9. Siberian Husky
Siberian huskies are independent, intelligent and stubborn breed. They need a lot of outdoor activities. The trainer must be consistent with the rules and train firmly and patiently. Huskies are rule breakers and do not do well in obedience training or competition. They are smart and don’t blindly obey the commands. They are sociable with other dogs and got high prey drive and doesn’t go well with cats.
8. Afghan Hound
Courageous, dignified, spirited, very sweet, loyal, affectionate, mischevious and sensitive, with a low dominance level. The free-thinking, independent Afghan will decide for himself when he wants affection, and it will be on his terms and not yours. Obedience training will control his occasional bumptiousness and build his confidence, but you must be patient and persuasive. It can be destructive if it does not have enough physical and mental exercise.
7. Chinese Shar Pei
Shar-pei is an independent and willful dog, but when exposed to confident, consistent leadership are a respectful companion and clean housemate. They are calm, intelligent, playful, active, dominant, stubborn and brave, and it bonds with its family but is not unfriendly toward strangers. They are strong willed and need an essential early training. Homes with small children are not the best environment for a Shar-Pei. He won’t be patient enough to tolerate a child playing roughly and will define his boundaries by snapping or biting.
6. Dogo Argentino
The Dogo Argentino is an amiable, outgoing, powerful breed,protective of family members. It is also a strong, tenacious, fearless hunter. They are an excellent companion for experienced dog owners. They are intelligent, quick learners and need a lot of physical and mental exercise. When given rewards and praise them for proper behaviour, they learn what is expected of them, but when punished harshly Dogos tend to become stubborn and unresponsive. Basic obedience training and socialisation must start at an early age for this breed.
Rottweilers are intelligent, alert, fearless,calm and confident. They need a lot of leadership and socialisation. It’s essential to channel their power and protectiveness by providing early socialisation, firm, fair, consistent training and leadership, and a regular job to perform. When this doesn’t happen, Rottweilers can become dangerous bullies rather than the companionable guardians they’re meant to be. They are easy to train if treated with respect and make great companions.
4. Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell are bright, clever, athletic and need a lot of vigorous activities like ball chasing. Training requires lots of time and patience as well as a strong sense of humour. It is highly trainable, but he has a mind of his own and won’t stand for boredom. If you don’t keep him entertained, he’ll find his own amusements, and you probably won’t be happy with the results. They exhibit stubbornness if they don’t like the attitude of the person training them. They also exhibit excessive barking, willfulness, rudeness to strangers, dog aggression, possessiveness, and jealousy. Proper training and socialization from an early age can ensure an even-tempered dog.
Dachshund is curious, clever, lively, charming, brave, love to play games and has a great sense of humour. They are a great house dog but need little walks and companionship otherwise, loneliness leads to excessive barking. They don’t go much with young children. They like to do things their own way, in other words, they are stubborn. Cheerful praise and treats should be offered freely, as Dachsies are proud little dogs who resist force. They become irritable when pushed too far, and they may respond defensively (growling or snapping) if jerked around, handled harshly, or teased.
2. English Bulldog
Bulldogs are kind, affectionate, indeed, resolute and courageous. They often have a calm dignity about them when they are mature, and while they are friendly and playful, they can be a bit stubborn and protective of their families. Though stubborn, the English Bulldog is surprisingly sensitive, remembers what he learns, and responds well to patient, persistent training that utilizes food motivation. Mature Bulldog may not be very enthusiastic about going to a walk, but it’s important that he is exercised every day to keep him fit.
Beagles are smart, affectionate, curious, friendly and playful and full of energy. Even though small, they need a lot of exercises. They have been labeled stubborn dogs, and have a reputation for being difficult to train. It is recommended that obedience training is introduced as early as possible before stubbornness can set in. Beagles respond best to training done with treats as well as positive reinforcement – punishments only cause them to develop avoidance behaviors. Beagles are curious and have a tendency to follow their noses. If they pick up a scent they may wander off and not even hear you calling them back, or care to listen, as they will be too busy trying to find the critter at the other end.The Beagle’s response to scent is both a blessing and a curse. Their highly evolved sense of smell makes them some of the best hunting and tracking dogs around, but if your family beagle catches a scent while outside, he will employ what some trainers call, “selective deafness,” meaning he will tune you out completely and will not respond to your calls for him to return. Taking Beagle for a long walk and keep them entertained and will stave off many of these undesirable behaviors.