Indie Dog Training

Indie Dog Training

The absolute best dog for an Indian home is an Indian pariah dog. It may surprise some, but these are a few of the only pure breeds that originate in India. There has been no human intervention in their breeding process, through any kind of selective breeding. 

These homebred or the pure village dogs do need much maintenance and make adorable family pets if you socialize them early. You do not have to look any further to get one home, you can adopt one of the numerous puppies available around you in the streets or from the shelter and just give them a cozy home. Urbanization has given rise to a lot of interbreeding, leading to the rise of many street dogs that you can see around you. Not all of the street dogs that you may see can be called Indian Pariah Dogs.

Most people observe the behaviors of dogs on the streets and conclude that that’s how all indie dogs are. However, they fail to keep in mind that these dogs have been through some extremely bad experiences. They’ve had to survive extreme weather conditions, days of starvation, and abusive behavior from human beings. Their tough exterior and aggressiveness are usually (not always) a defense from possible mistreatment.


Indian street dogs make excellent family pets and are good with children as well as adults, though they need early socialization with children and family members. This will help them to acclimatize to the other pets or children in the house. If trained and socialized properly they can be great pets for children of all age groups.  

Indian street dog in general is a bundle of energy so they would need regular exercise that is on an everyday basis. They make appropriate pets for people who love to run or just go for a long walk.   They make excellent watchdogs with their abundance of energy and inquisitive streak. So if anyone is at the door and if there is an unsolicited presence within your home. 

Your dog will inform you with some relentless bark at times.

The Indian street Dog is one of the most loyal dogs you will ever meet. They consider these people and dogs as a part of their family. And when they have a specific dog owner, they are known to be very loyal, loving, and protective.


As a cheerful and sociable dog, the Indian street dog does not like being alone and they need to have interaction with humans and other dogs regularly.

If they are kept isolated from them, they are very likely to get separation anxiety. So, regular contact with a human is necessary for their happy state of mind.


The personality of Indian street dog is friendly, protective, and playful. They form a very close bond with their family and are protective of them, which makes them great guard dogs. They are also known to be very playful and loving towards their people and enjoy being with them. The Indian street dog makes an excellent family pet that has all the qualities that a dog could have and more.


Indian street Dog loves to please their owner, so training them is not a hard job to do. They are intelligent, active, and are quick at catching up with new tricks and commands from their owners. Provide them with firm and consistent leadership. Reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises as a source of motivation and encouragement. You can check out the Treats by Captain Zack 

They are one of the most trainable dogs around because of their high intelligence. You just have to identify the temperament of the puppy, there might be some puppies that may be shy to start with and take time to train but remember one thing that every dog will train at its own pace.  Always start with the basic training commands such as stay, sit, and down. This is an intelligent breed and learns to adapt quickly. The best way to train them will be with the help of treats; this breed will love to be acknowledged for its behavior.

Most dogs found on the street are Indian pariah dogs mixed with other breeds hence calling them Indian Pariah dogs would be misleading. Also, most of them are not very sociable. 


Article by Hetal Mehta 

She has finished her MBA and turned into a certified canine trainer instead to pursue her dream. She is also passionate about photography which brought her to start her pet photography business.






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  • pooja shet

    hi, i have 2 indie dogs a 3 yr old male and a 1 yr old female, my 3 yr old was a partial pet he would eat at our place stay full day in our backyard and roam in the vicinity at night, they r fully vaccinated recently he bite someone after that he is with us full time, he is a goofball he doesnt trouble us at all, their is just one problem he doesnt poop with leash & our vicinity people r scared of him every time they see him without leash , can any of you suggest me how to potty train him with a leash, he is not at all an aggressive dog but this one incident had turn him into some monster which he is absolutely not

  • Prerna

    I have a two year old indie female dog. She is trained for basic stuff like sit, patience, potty training etc. She is a highly anxious dog, has no tolerance towards outsiders entering the house and refuses to stay in a day boarding if required sometimes. I need a good training regime and program for my indie. Please suggest.

  • kirti prajapati

    I have an indie dog who is 15 months old . she is a female dog and i want her to get trained because i am facing some difficulties with her behavior can you help me by training her.

  • kirti prajapati

    I have an indie dog who is 15 months old . she is a female dog and i want her to get trained because i am facing some difficulties with her behavior can you help me by training her.

  • kirti prajapati

    I have an indie dog who is 15 months old . she is a female dog and i want her to get trained because i am facing some difficulties with her behavior can you help me by training her.

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