Great Dane Training Profile
Weight: 110 to 190 pounds
Height: 28 to 32 inches
Lifespan: 7 to 10 years
Great Dane Behavior and History
The Great Dane is originally a German dog breed. Its heritage is a mix of the Greyhound, the Mastiff and the Irish Wolfhound. They were actually bred for boar hunting.
Great Danes generally have a friendly temperament, but they also are highly vigilant animals that are constantly on the lookout for potential danger. That’s why they’re great guard dogs.
They enjoy being around people, and they have a natural tendency to make others happy. They also get along well with other household pets. However, they occasionally show signs of forceful or even aggressive behavior around canines of the same gender.
Great Dane Training Tips
Thorough training is important for Great Danes; new owners should start training their dogs as soon as they’re old enough.
They’ll benefit the most from training if they begin when they’re between 10 weeks and 3 months old. Even waiting to start training at six months can cause them to develop some obstinate behavioral patterns. Great Danes are often excellent learners by the time they’re only eight weeks old.
Obedience training is especially helpful for this dog breed, and they take positively to clear and stringent training techniques.
Although they are mostly calm dogs, they can get lively. Managing Great Danes around children can be especially tough. Great Danes don’t often know their own strength, which can make it extremely difficult to curb their behaviors as they get older.
But with adamant training and strict monitoring from a young age, a Great Dane will grow up to be great with both dogs and people. If you want them to maintain a calm temperament as they get older, you must give them plenty of opportunities to socialize with other dogs, including other Great Danes. You should allow them to spend a lot of time with people as well.