Learn the Secrets of Miniature Schnauzer Training

Are You Ready to Deal With the Magic of Your Delightful New

Miniature Schnauzer Puppy?

Training Mini Schnauzer

If you are still hindering on whether a puppy is really for you, rest assured, a Miniature Schnauzer puppy will without a doubt, become your greatest companion. They will be there to greet you with excitement when you get home at the end of each day, follow you loyally around wherever you go and be your little helper in the garden.

Your puppy will be a good guard dog, constantly protecting you and your family.  Your Mini Schnauzer is extremely loveable and takes delight in participating in family life.

With all that said, this little bundle of fun will have much to learn and with careful training, he should be all that you desire in a dog.

And best of all, when you have a good understanding of your puppy’s temperament, managing him should be a true pleasure.

Personality of the Miniature Schnauzer

  • Friendly and happy
  • Very active and loves attention
  • Always pleased to alert you that someone is approaching
  • Playful and good with children
  • Great for indoor living
  • Does not shed hair easily
  • Responds well to obedience training

Things to Be Mindful of With Your Puppy

  • The Miniature Schnauzer may be possessive of his toys and food even though he is good with children, so care needs to be taken when playing with puppy, and at his meal times.

Mini Schnauzer puppy

  • He is fond of chasing anything smaller than himself and likely to give cats and rabbits a troublesome time.
  • Daily grooming of your Miniature Schnauzer puppy is necessary and professional grooming should be done every 6 to 8 weeks.
  • With regard to health the Miniature Schnauzer may have a tendency to eye, liver and skin problems. Any indication of such problems should be referred to a Veterinary Clinician.
  • Diet is of utmost importance and keeping your puppy’s weight under control is a major factor in maintaining his health. Although we love to see our pets enjoy their food every bit as much as they enjoy eating, it is of major importance not to over feed our puppies as overweight is totally detrimental to their health. So good training from the start goes a long way towards your Miniature Schnauzer being happy and healthy from a puppy right through to his mature years.


Start training your Miniature Schnauzer from Day One and
enjoy puppy’s reactions.
You can be sure he will love learning & pleasing you!

Training Mini Schnauzers, or another breed of puppy, to sit and stay are basic and valuable learning skills not only in the results of puppy responding to your commands, but also in puppy learning right from the beginning that you are the pack leader.

As the owner of your puppy you are, and always will be the pack leader and your puppy will, throughout his entire life, follow, respect and obey your commands providing that you learn and always demonstrate the correct skills of pack leader.

So if this is your first puppy you have skills to learn as well.  Your puppy’s behavior will be as good as your commands. I’m not suggesting that you expect perfection from your puppy at the start as it will take time for him to learn but, like children, puppies learn quickly.

The following  is a list of skills and habits that your puppy will need to learn so I suggest that you start with ‘Sit’ as your puppy will enjoy learning that skill and at the same time, learn to obey your commands.

And, of course, Diet and Grooming are of vital importance to ensure your puppy remains healthy.

This is intended as a guide to introduce you to training a Miniature Schnauzer whether you have already adopted or are still in the process of deciding to adopt a dog or puppy, and wondering whether or not the Miniature Schnauzer breed is the right one for you.


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  1. Thanks Valerie,
    I am the proud parent of two small boys and they really want a dog. We have delayed getting a dog because we are renovating the house at the moment…. but the kids still ask.

    This mini schnauzer seems like a really good choice as a family pet.

    Its good that they don’t shed hair easily. I was wondering how long do they typically live for?

    • Hi Glenys,

      Thanks for your enquiry about miniature schnauzers.

      I feel sure a miniature schnauzer would be just right for your two small boys, and for you too, of course.

      The life expectancy of the mini schnauzer is between 12 to 15 years.

      I hope this helps.

      All the best.

  2. Love your website Valerie, it is very comprehensive – and feel this is certainly a passion of yours! Miniature Schnauzer’s rule!

  3. Help. I purchased a male miniature schnauzer from another family. He is 9 months old. He is everything you said..loving, playful and smart except with my grandchildren 2 boys 5 and 4. They have not tormented or been aggressive but Jack is aggressive with them. He nipped the youngest on Saturday. No warning. I have him crated now when they are here. Can he be trained not to be aggressive with them.

    • Hi Pat, I’m sorry to learn of the problem you are experiencing with your miniature schnauzer puppy. To answer your question, yes he can be trained not to be aggressive. It will take patience on your part, and I understand the concern about your grandchildren being hurt. Although I’ve had a fair amount of experience with dogs, I am not a dog trainer. Because children are involved with this concern, I highly recommend that you get access to professional dog training from Doggy Dan. I experienced Dan’s entire programme and I know just how great his training is. You can get 3 days of access to the entire programme for just $1US. I will include a link that, when clicked on, you will see a purple coloured banner about dog aggression. If you click on that banner and one, or maybe two other clicks, you will be able to access that 3 Days training. You can also see a number of verified comments from dog owners. This is the link: https://theonlinedogtrainer.com/

      Pat, I do sincerely hope that this helps you. You could search for advice on Youtube but due to what your problem is I do suggest you seek professional advice.

      With best wishes,

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