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Bringing home a new Dachshund puppy is an exciting time but, it's also a busy one as you prepare for the arrival of your newest family member. There is a lot to consider when making sure that you are ready, including purchasing the must-have supplies, puppy-proofing your home, finding a local veterinarian, and researching puppy training classes. Since it's easy to get overwhelmed and forget something, I put together this checklist of Dachshund puppy essentials.
Whether it be out of fear of a back injury, or because their Dachshund has been diagnosed with IVDD, many owners think that their Dachshund can't be active. But there is some evidence that moderate to high exercise levels may be more beneficial to protecting the back and reducing disk ruptures. read more here.
Do you want to be able to take your Dachshund everywhere without them being scared or barking and lunging at strange dogs and people? While it's best to start with these things from the beginning when they are a puppy, these exercises will also help an adult Dachshund be calmer and friendlier.
Like any dog breed, Dachshunds are unique and have their quirks. While some of these quirks are seen as cute or endearing by some, others can view them as frustrating behavior issues. Also, these common Dachshund behaviors can become problems if they put your dog, you, or other people in danger. Discover the most common behavior problems exhibited by Dachshunds, and what to do about them, here.
Ask if Dachshunds can use stairs, or post a picture of your Dachshund using them, in any breed-specific forum and 95% of the people will scream, “NO!” The belief perpetuated on the internet is that stairs are bad for Dachshunds and using them will cause a back injury and IVDD. However, although the difference between that old trope and the truth is semantics, that is false and, in fact, using stairs may be beneficial.
It's very important to recognize when your Dachshund is feeling stressed or uncomfortable. When your dog is stressed, they may be more likely to run away, training sessions may not be effective, they may be scared, it can lead to submissively peeing, or they may become reactive and act aggressively towards dogs or people. Once you recognize your Dachshund's signs of stress, you can work to address the cause and manage the situation.
Were you excited to bring your puppy home and and now that he or she is finally here you don’t feel the way you thought you would? Are you feeling down, depressed, and frustrated? Are you asking yourself, "what the heck did I get myself into?" Well, your'e not alone. Find out what the puppy blues are and what you can do about it.
Yes. I said it! If you have a Dachshund, you're probably familiar with pooping in the house season. It's is a frustrating time of year where you have to spend your time and effort cleaning up the messes in the house, and your house may start to smell a little. Owners often think their Dachshund is just forgetting their potty training but that's not really the issue.
Even if you did a lot of reasearch before owning our first Dachshund, there are things you can only learn from your experience and the experince of other Dachshund owners. Jessica has had experience with over 100 Dachshunds in the last 20 years and shares what she knows on her Dachshund blog to help improve dogs lives.
I don’t know how many times I have heard “How can those short legs carry them up the mountain?”, “Oh, look at that poor dog, they have to work so hard to keep up” or “That little guy made it up HERE?” when people see us out hiking. Summit and Gretel love to climb mountains, camp, travel, and meet up with their Dachshund friends through the Adventurewiener Club. Click to follow along!