Training a Dachshund – Because They Are Small

OK, it seems that I have had many new Dachshund owners telling me that they do not feel it is necessary to train a small dog – because you can pick them up!

While it is true that they are easy to scoop up and removed from trouble this is not training them – quite the oppositethey are training you!

These intelligent little ones soon learn that whenever they do a certain thing (bark, dig holes, chew the furniture etc) they are held in the nice arms of their human. What more can a Dachshund want? Do you think they are going to stop this bad behavior? NO.

Dachshunds need to be trained with positive reinforcement – when they do something right – and a sharp NO when they do something wrong. Please no hitting or scaring them.

Hundreds of Dachshunds end up in shelters every year because their owners failed to train them correctly. Their behavior may be cute as a puppy but will soon get old. You owe it to yourself and your Dachshund to get them on a short fun training program.

“Train your Dachshund – do no let him train you.”

Information on training your wonderful Dachshund the easy way:

How To Potty Train A Dachshund 

How To Potty Train A Dachshund Puppy

Trainer To The Stars Answers Your Questions – Free Video

Dachshund Luke’s guest book

Dachshund Luke loves to see all the Dachshund’s from around the world!

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If you have any Dachshund questions please leave a message in my blog or on our website and we will be happy to help. It is easier than trying to answer questions on the slideshare above plus your questions help other Dachshund owners 🙂

Dachshund Friendly Toys and Supplies

Some of my non-Dachshund owner friends think that Dachshund Luke is a little spoilt – he would not agree and just puts it down to special needs.

Take toys for instance – as much as he likes the cheap fluffy toys it does not save me money in the end. Our little long dogs may be cute and cuddly however, they can chew and rip up toys in seconds. When it comes to jaws, they are power-shredding machines. I have spent $ (can not say the exact amount incase my husband is reading this) on toys for Dachshund Luke only to find fluffy pieces of it all over the sofa before I have even got to throw the label away.

So a warning to new Dachshund owners (or owners who are wondering why they now have a toy budget) you would be wise to ignore the little dog toys looking all cute hanging on the shelves at your local pet store and instead grab something designed for a bigger dog.  Save the fluffy cheap toys for more delicate jaws.

Dachshund Luke would love to show you what he has in his house.

Dachshund Luke with a ball

Dog toys and supplies that Dachshunds love

Click on the link above and take a peek – tell me if he is spoilt.

Potty training a Dachshund

Dachshunds and their owners have a very special relationship and often form strong bonds.

I know I have with mine – he is my doggie sole mate!

If you own a Dachshund or are thinking of getting one soon then  I am sure your are aware that they can be a little on the stubborn side.

This can show up when it is time to start potty training Dachshunds.

However, do not fear there is lots of information available to help you.


How to potty train a Dachshund 

Potty Train An Older Dachshund 

How To Potty Train A Dachshund Puppy

Dachshund peeing in the house

Check out my links above to get you on the right track.

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