Lhasa Apsos are not difficult to train. They want to please, they want to learn. But most importantly with Lhasa Apsos, they should not be treated harshly. They do not react well to being shouted at for instance. Commands should be short, simple but firm.

Importantly, remember that you and your family are the only ones who can ever teach your Lhasa Apso what is acceptable behaviour and what is not. It does not know and will never know if you do not teach it. And don’t think that training your Lhasa Apso can wait until it is older. It can’t. Teaching your Lhasa Apso right from wrong and good from bad has to begin from day one. Your Lhasa Apso will be a much happier Lhasa Apso if it understands that it has to abide by your rules, not his!

If you need help with training your Lhasa Apso, there are bound to be dog training classes in your area. There are also many excellent books available on the subject. One we can highly recommend is Lhasa Apso: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Kennel Club) by Juliette Cunliffe.