Rhodesian Ridgeback Question

We have had our Rhodesian Ridgeback pup now for 1 week, He loves to be in our laps, and to play,...


We have had our Rhodesian Ridgeback pup now for 1 week, He loves to be in our laps, and to play, he does play fetch, however when we take him out ot potty sometimes he comes, but most of the time he looks at us and he then ignores the command. I understand he is young, I want to break this habit please send me suggestions

    In Rhodesian Ridgeback - Asked by Anonymous - 7/17/2011 6:13:29 PM
A fine hunter, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is ferocious in the hunt, but in the home it is a calm, gentle, obedient, good dog. They are intelligent, skillful and straight-forward dogs that are loyal to the family. Ridgeback's react best to an extremely consistent and firm but calm approach to training. They are intelligent and learn quickly, but will be stubborn and willful if they are stronger-minded than the humans. Training should be gentle, but firm and should start young while the dog is still small enough to manage. Good luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/19/2011 6:46:52 PM


If you have only had the Rhodesian Ridgeback for a week and it is a puppy so about 10 weeks old you are probably starting too young with his training. It is true that they need to be started in obediance training early you should wait till he is about 4 months old. Like most hound breeds they are easily distracted while outside.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/12/2011 10:22:02 PM


It helps to have another dog as a role model, but if you don't, then try leading your Rhodesian Ridgeback outside and calling him outside to be with you.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/6/2012 9:29:30 AM