Who doesn’t love puppies? Everyone does, right?
Yes, our infinite love for puppies is never-ending. Yet, they need the training to adjust to the environmental events and to undertake the specific behaviors and resist from some.
The friendly-natured Dachshund puppy must also be trained to incorporate the domestic life and live happily ever after with his new caretaker.
Dachshund is among the top 10 popular breeds. And just like you take care of a toddler’s behavior and comfort, the puppy demands the same care and attention.
Here we have prepared a list of Dachshund training and the traits that need to be included in their behaviors and routine actions.
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Acknowledge Your Dachshund Puppy
A pre-training procedure requires you to understand your pup completely and appropriately. This will ease your training task and yields a fruitful result.
The dachshund has a hybrid personality. Their dual personality is the combination of stubborn yet the friendliest one. The positive reinforcement enlightens the charismatic personality in the dog and makes it your perfect pal.
Puppies can learn quickly. Keep the learning sessions brief and interesting. Make sure you don’t freak out while teaching them new stuff!
Gender plays an essential role in training. A female dachshund tends to behave more properly than male dachshund. Decide which dachshund you will be petting because your training design and processes vary accordingly.
Dog Proofing Your Home
Assign a Puppy Area
Allot a specific space to your puppy. Though they will roam around the entire home, they must have their personal place. This makes your puppy feel special.
Hide Stuff that Causes Chocking problems
Dogs are fond of chewing small stuff and toys. Make sure you hide toys, electric chords, and household items, including jewelry, shoes, pillows, cushions, clothes, and more.
Dogs are aggressive when they come to chewing. They chew everything that comes in their way, ruining your favorite items. At times they gulp stuff that may also cause choking problems.
Lock your Garbage Can
Dachshunds sniff the garbage and scatter it. They enjoy playing with the garbage can.
Make sure you buy a garbage bucket with a lock that keeps your home safe from getting dirty and prevents the dog from garbage sniffing.
Lock the Medicines and Cleaning Supplies
Your puppies can cause problems for themselves and for you by their chewing habits. It is highly recommended to lock all the medicines and cleaning supplies before it chews them away.
Install Puppy Gates
For effective dachshund training, install puppy gates in the doorway for your puppy. It creates easiness for your puppy to get in and out of the house.
Make your puppy independent by installing an extra gate and let them play freely.
Supplies you need for Training
- Dog Toys – train these energetic puppies to play with dog toys.
- Dogs Crate – teach them about the crate comfort and security when they home alone
- Dog Bowl – give them food training using a bowl
- Collar/Leash Training – teach them its significance when they are out with you.
Teaching Dachshund House Rules
Teaching your dachshund house rules can a bit challenging, but not impossible. After all, they are dogs – the smartest living creature among the animal kingdom. They may be notorious for their stubbornness, but with the right strategies, you may hit the nail.
The basic house rule is housetraining your dachshund. You do not want to scoop up their poop and mop their pee all the time. Initially, it requires a lot of work and responsibility.
You might need to take them out every two hours and make a chart and note down their schedule, especially for the first week. Dogs do not eliminate at random. Once their schedule is set, you may take them to their elimination spot at that time. When they finally get the drift of their elimination spot, they will help themselves.
Just remember to keep them away from carpeted areas, and keep sniffing around your home too initially. Since their schedule isn’t fixed, they might excrete here and there.
Puppies bite! They may even seem cute to you when they do so, but when they grow up, do not blame them for shredding away and tearing apart your possessions.
You need to nip their biting habits in the bud. Make them clear in the first place which objects should be chewed and which should be not. Use the chew-deterrent spray to keep them from chewing away everything. If you find them chewing, grab their attention.
If they bite your fingers, place your thumb underneath their tongue and hold their lower jaw for 10 to 15 seconds. This will eventually stop the finger biting.
Dachshunds are barkers. They were bred for hunting and scent recognition. They have legitimate reasons to bark. Knowing the reason is important.
They may bark because they want to alert you for some threat, he’s asking for your attention, he’s suspicious, he’s bored, or he’s excited.
Once you know the cause, removing the cause is the solution to their unwanted barking. Remember, if your dachshund bark too much, they will be exerting a lot of physical stress, which is not good for their health.
Dachshunds have the most joyous nature. And how do dogs show excitement? They jump!
You should teach your puppy not to jump on anyone. If he jumps, just ignore him. Pretend as if you are alone. He might jump again, but then without your response, he will give up. Praise him when he stops jumping, and you have rewarded him for not jumping.
Besides, keep in mind that dachshunds have a weak back. Jumping injures their back.
Since dachshunds were bred to hunt tunneling animals, they dig a lot. Give them a sandbox and teach them not to dig anything except that, or they will dig up your yard and harm your plants.
Teaching your puppy food manners is important. They should learn to eat from their bowl. Teach them never to steal anything from the counter. Dachshunds love to eat. But you want to take care of their health and keep their eating in control.
If you have a dachshund as a pet, you have made a lifetime commitment. Other than house rules, your dachshund training should include:
- Name Training – teach him to respond to you when you call out his name.
- Socializing – teach him how to socialize in the human world.
- Crate Training – they should know to live comfortably in a crate.
- Collar/Leash Training – it is important if you are taking them outside.
Raising a puppy is exactly like raising a kid. Requires a lot of effort and commitment. Make sure to keep a positive attitude and be patient throughout the process. And very soon, the reward will be priceless!