One of the joys of owning a dog is living with a responsive, well-behaved companion. The only problem is that dogs do not come this way naturally. Left to their own ways and means, they will act like dogs. Fortunately, as a breed, the dachshund is intelligent, willing to please, and responds well to positive, reward-based training. So, that responsive, well-behaved companion you want in your dachsie is definitely within reach — even if you have no dog-training experience at all.