The Estrela Mountain Dog has a tendency to be stubborn, willful, and dominant. Early socialization and obedience training is required. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with fairness, firmness, consistency, and patience. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Estrela Mountain Dog puppy.
However, if you’re looking for not just a housebreaking method, but are also interested in adapting your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons, crate training
is for you.