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Afghans are not incredibly social dogs by nature. They do bond well with family members but they tend to be shy and distrustful of strangers which could make traveling with them a hassle. They can also be upset very easily by changes in their environment and routine so a chaotic household is not ideal for them.
Afghan hounds are wonderful dogs but they are not for the casual dog owner. They require almost constant care and attention and their well being must be taken into account in every aspect of family life. They do seem to be one of the most high maintenance breeds of the dog world! They are also very picky about their daily walking, so make sure to get them proper dog leashes.
Afghan hounds aren’t overly fond of being told what to do which makes training them a challenge. Housebreaking can take months to be successful and will require much patience on your part. They are very smart dogs, but they are also very independent which can be considered a negative quality by some potential dog owners.
It is often recommended that you use a crate to housebreak the Afghan hound and this will require quite a bit of space inside your home. The crate must be large enough to accommodate your pet comfortably. Remember, the little puppy that you bring home will grow quickly to become a rather large dog. When taking him for walks, always make sure that you have proper dog leashes to accomodate him.