A very bright, loyal, and protective guard breed, the Kuvasz can have a will of their own, making training a challenge. They require early socialization, because of their immense size and the fact that they might try to challenge your authority as they begin to get bigger. They are not an ideal family dog for new owners because of their deeply ingrained guarding behaviors. They should be trained with a calm, but firm hand, and, because of their inherent independence, the emphasis should be on teaching and not training. They are smart dogs that are used to working on their own -- help them learn how to be a pack member. .