Does Your Dachshund Get Enough Exercise?

Does Your Dachshund Get Enough Exercise?

I have had a lot of questions from Dachshund owners about how much exercise they need. Many people think that due to their tiny legs that they can get all the exercise they need by running around the house.

Lets face it we love our Dachshund’s and they loved to be picked-up and sit on laps. Some little legs rarely hit the floor!

I also feel that there is more to it than chasing a ball. They need to go outside to prevent boredom, being overweight, socializing, over coming fears and for training.

Please read my free article Why You Should Walk And Exercise Your Dachshund  http://dachshundluke.com/why-you-should-walk-exercise-dachshunds/ 

Do you walk your Dachshunds?

Dachshund Luke loves going for a walk and we are very lucky to have lots of wonderful places to explore. He is always happier, and more content after a walk – except maybe on rainy days 🙂

So, how much exercise do your Dachshund’s get? – Dachshund Luke would love to know, just incase he is missing out on something!

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    I Thought Dachshunds Love Snow

    I Thought Dachshunds Love Snow

    Dachshund Luke thinks it is just cold rain

    We all know that Dachshunds hate the rain but I had heard that they love the snow.

    I was so excited this morning to see our Spanish village covered in a layer of beautiful snow. When Dachshund Luke emerged from under the blankets (2 hours after us) I grabbed the camera and we headed out of the door.

    Dachshund Luke had done his happy dance to my magic words “Do you want to go for a walk” but skidded to a halt in our doorway looking annoyed with this cold white stuff that had invaded his driveway. Ok, I just thought he was unsure of what to do with the snow so scooped him up and marched outside.

    I gently lowered  him to the ground. He sniffed the snow, shivered and then lifted each foot as high as he could – which is only about 3 inches – then begged to be picked back up – by jumping at my leg leaving tiny wet cold patches on my jeans.

    We tried this a few times but he was not amused.

    He is now back inside and after wiggling on the sofa is happily snuggled back under the blankets in our bed.

    Maybe I will try again later but I think Dachshund Luke is one of those Dachshunds that just thinks snow is cold rain.

    Does your Dachshund like the snow?

    Dachshund Luke Holiday Video Happy Holidays Everyone

    Dachshund Luke Holiday Video Happy Holidays Everyone

    Dachshund Luke rocking to Elvis

    Dachshund Luke And Kitty Kat Find The Sun

    Dachshund Luke And Kitty Kat Find The Sun

    Hunting down the sun in the winter 

    Dachshund owners know that their Dachshund is always somewhere close by. Therefore, it was an odd feeling when I stood up and realized I did not have a nine-pound Dachshund sleeping up my sweatshirt. Odd.  

    He was not under the blankets in bed either. Even odder. We had not lit the fire yet, so he was not snuggled on his cushion… 

    Umm, I knew he was not outside since it is too cold for him to spend any longer than necessary shivering in the garden. In a slight panic, I tried to remember the last time the front door had been opened. Is he wandering the streets of Spain, perhaps following a mule? 

    No such excitement for Dachshund Luke, you see the clouds had parted enough to let a ray of warm sun hit our open back door. 

    There he sat with Kitty Kat soaking up what little winter warm Spain could throw their way.  

    Dachshund Luke will do anything to find a bit of warmth – even forgo my sweatshirt to enjoy the sunshine.

    Does Your Dachshund Like The Cold Weather?

    Does Your Dachshund Like The Cold Weather?

    With their thin coat it is not suprising that Dachshunds feel the cold! Dachshund Luke is already shivering and he is in Spain. The temperature has only dropped a few degrees and already he is shivering and wants to spend his day either snuggled under blankets or secure and warm inside my sweatshirt.

    So looks like I am going to spend from now until the end of winter with Dachshund Luke living inside my sweatshirt – does not make it so easy to move around the house, however his warm little body is comforting and keeps me snug too!

    How does your Dachshund deal with the cold weather?

    Dachshund Luke keeping warm

    Dachshunds Can Drown In Swimming Pools

    Hi Dachshund lovers,

    Hate to be bringing up such a horrid subject but I wanted everyone to remember Dachshunds can and do drown in swimming pools.
    Never leave them alone near a pool or body of water even if yours is a good swimmer.
    They could easily fall in – or just fancy a swim and jump in – and then find they cannot get out again.
    Look at their little legs, most swimming pools are too difficult for them to reach the sides.

    I know of a Dachshund that sadly died this month – his owner said that he often went for a splash around when they were swimming. However, this time he jumped in when he was alone outside and could not get out.

    Tips if you have a pool:

    • Think about installing a fence around  your pool (some states in the USA this is compulsary)
    • Cover your pool – If  you have a cover and your Dachshund will be outside alone then please use it.
    • Inform ALL family members and visitors of the risk of your Dachshund not being able to get back out of the pool.
    • Get a kids paddling pool for them to play in – especially if you Dachshund loves water.
    • Get them a life jacket to wear when swimming – these are also come with a handle on top so it is easy to scoop your Dachshund up.
    • Make sure your Dachshund understands a Stop command – No! Stop! and obays it – training, training! If they understand and react your Dachshund will be safer from danger.

    Dachshund Luke added Dachshund Life Jackets to his  Dog toys and Supplies That Dachshunds Love site – Click Here to have  a look.

    I found this site when looking up training and liked the free video
    Online dog training video that is worth looking at.

    Our little Dachshunds are precious but also have a mind of their own. Know where your Dachshund is and train him to come back when called.

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