The Dachshund dog is of a curious breed. They are very entertaining and energetic. They also have a reputation for being stubborn and mischievous. The Dachshund requires a lot of attention. If you don’t give them the attention they want they will act out until they get your attention.
Personality of the Dachshund
The Dachshund is generally compatible with other pets as well as children. They may be jealous and develop a bad temper becoming snappy. Perhaps they are a better choice with a family with children that are older. They are known for their loyalty and devotion. Their owner will never be short of love or affection from the Dachshund.
When left along the Dachshund may whine awaiting companionship. They may also experience anxiety from separation. To relieve stress the Dachshund will chew on things. The Dachshund is a brave dog, as with most hunting dogs, and will challenge a bigger dog.
Due to the fact Dachshunds enjoy playing inside they make a great pet for people in apartments or with only a small yard. Excise is very important due to their high energy level. A lot of Dachshund problems with attitude directly relate to insufficient exercise. Inadequate exercise can also lead to a weight problem and other medical problems as a result.
During training and exercise it is important to know that these dogs have a tendency to have spinal problems so extra care should be observed to avoid exercises that could damage the spine. A reminder to children to be careful due to the Dachshund’s weak back should be provided.
Training the Dachshund should begin with housetraining and should start as soon as the dog is brought into your home. No matter what method of potty training you use, patience will be needed. Just understand there will be accidents and the Dachshund will not immediately to this correctly.
Obedience training should start right away as well. Remember the Dachshund tends to be somewhat stubborn. Sessions of obedience training should be short but frequent. These sessions to be no more than 15 minutes each but occur 3-4 times a day.
The best train to provide training is just before meal time. The dog will be more energetic than he would be after just eating, dogs don’t feel like exerting themselves right after they’ve eaten.
The key thing regarding Dachshund training is to be patient. The Dachshund’s strong will demand your patience and love. The end result will be a fun, loving, loyal and completely devoted pet for a long time.