Understanding your Crested’s body language

In the United States and Europe, dogs are considered pets rather than tools for utilitarian purposes. Dog training focuses on the pet’s natural needs for leadership and security. When a Chinese Crested first arrives in a home, it is the owner’s responsibility to establish themselves as the leader. This determination must be reinforced throughout the dog’s life. When a Chinese Crested displays aggressive behavior, it is important for the owner to remain assertive and respond appropriately. If the dog is aggressive towards humans, the owner must communicate in a reassuring manner that they are not willing to be hurt. Signs of submission, such as a lowered head, tail, and averted gaze, should be acknowledged and rewarded.

When a Chinese Crested is fearful or aggressive, it is important for the owner to reassure the dog that they are not a threat. This may involve varying degrees of physical handling, such as using a dominance-aggression routine or hand signals. Consistency in response is crucial for successful training and communication. In addition to improving communication and building a sense of control, dog training can also be a rewarding career choice. Dog trainers are in high demand and may specialize in specific areas of training. If you are interested in becoming a dog trainer, you will gain valuable skills and make many friends along the way.

If you are interested in adopting a Chinese Crested, please contact us to get on our waiting list and birth announcements.