1 – Afghan Hound
The Afghan Hound is a reserved dog that can come off as aloof or lacking in intelligence. They also have a strong independent streak, which can make obedience training a challenge.
Afghan Hounds were originally bred to flush-out and chase small game in harsh arid landscapes. This prey drive is so deeply ingrained in them that they can break off into a high-speed chase and ignore the commands of their owner if they see a small animal.
2 – Basenji
Basenji are extremely energetic dogs that can be a real handful. They are a “catlike” dog which makes it hard to form a bond with them since they are very independent. However, they still can be trained, but they do have a very short attention span, so it’s a good idea to limit training sessions to around 10 to 15-minutes.
3 – Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu’s are a cute little lap dog, but they can be a real challenge for their owners. They are hard to train since they are a very energetic dog. This boundless energy can make it impossible to get them to settle down and focus.
In most cases, it’s a good idea to start training them as early as possible, so they don’t become overly aggressive and overprotective.
4 – Chow Chow
A Chow Chow is a strong-willed dog with a stubborn streak that can make it hard for most owners to control them. They need lots of positive reinforcement training with constant repetition to learn new commands.
They also don’t respond well to harsh training methods, so they require an owner that has plenty of patience.
5 – Pekingese
The Pekingese is an independent dog that lives up to their royal heritage with their independent temperament. They don’t like following commands, but they are very loving and protective of their owners.
Pekingese make decent watchdogs since they bark at every little noise they hear. They also are a little high strung, and they can be hard to control for owners that aren’t assertive.
6 – Beagle
Beagles are strong-willed hunting dogs that were bred to lead a fox hunt. They can be a little bit of a challenge to train, but they will learn new commands with plenty of patience and positive reinforcement.
They do have a very strong prey drive, so you need to be careful when an untrained Beagle is around small animals.
7 – Basset Hound
Basset Hounds were bred to be superior scent hounds, but they don’t follow commands very well, and they can be very aloof and stubborn. Their droopy face and eyes also make them look slow and dimwitted, but they can still be trained if you start early when they are puppies.
Basset Hounds respond well to treat based rewards, and they need lots of consistent repetition and persistence to get the most out of the training process.
8 – Lhasa Apso
The Lhasa Apso is known to be willful and hard to train. They aren’t dumb, but they aren’t an easy dog to train unless you put in a lot of effort.
Lhasa Apso are also extremely stubborn which can be very frustrating for their owner. However, with consistent positive reinforcement and consistent training, they can become an obedient well-behaved companion.
9 – Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is an alert dog, but they can be a little slow to learn and they are very skittish. They respond best to gentle positive reinforcement training, and they need a lot of repetition to learn commands and follow orders.
The Chihuahua’s small size also tends to fool people into letting them get away with a lot of bad behavior, but it’s very important to be firm with them if they are misbehaving.
Bulldogs are a friendly and outgoing dog, but they can have a one-track mind that can make them seem less intelligent. They love using their strong jaws to destroy things and get into trouble.
They also can become overprotective and aggressive if they aren’t properly socialized as puppies.