|NEW OWNERS-PUPPY HINTS
PLEASE GO BY THESE SLIGHT RULES SO YOU HAVE
A HAPPY N HEALTHY PUPPY
WITH a Dachshund
The Top 10 Pet-Owner Mistakes
Avoid common errors, and keep your DACHSHUND healthy and well-behaved.
Mistake 1: Buying a Pet Spontaneously
Why this is a mistake: The dachshund in the window may be darling, but he may not fit your family or
Related: How to Choose a Pet
How to avoid it: Fully inform yourself before you bring home a pet. Every doxie pup has its own
needs, which are specific to the breed. When dealing with a breeder, you should be shown where the
pet was raised and meet his parents.
Mistake 2: Skipping Obedience Training
Why this is a mistake: Bad habits can be difficult to train out of a pet. You need the help of a pro.
Mistake 3: Being Inconsistent With the Rules
Why this is a mistake: If one child lets Fifi on the bed & another punishes her for it, the dachshund pup
will be confused.
How to avoid it: Make sure everyone in your household knows―and follows―the rules.
Pets thrive with a sense of order, so discuss this with your family
Mistake 4: Dispensing Too Many Free Treats
Why this is a mistake: Treats lose their training value if your pet gets them for no reason.
Mistake 5: Neglecting to Socialize Your Pet
Why this is a mistake: Dachshunds that aren’t exposed to animals and people can develop fears and
Mistake 6: Skimping on Exercise
Why this is a mistake: Pets have pent-up energy that needs to be unleashed through physical activity.
Otherwise it will be channeled into barking, jumping, or even hostile behavior.
Mistake 7: Neglecting to Keep Your Pet Mentally Active
Why this is a mistake: Bored pets are more likely to get into trouble.
Mistake 8: Leaving a Pet Alone for Too Long
Why this is a mistake: A lack of companionship can lead to separation anxiety and destructive
Mistake 9: Failing to Make Your Home Pet-Friendly
Why this is a mistake: A dog without a cozy bed will end up on the couch.
Mistake 10: Punishing Your Pet
Why this is a mistake: The doxie pup may know you’re yelling at him because he did something,
but he won’t connect your behavior with his action.
How to avoid it: Never physically punish your Dachshund; he’ll just learn to fear you.
Startle ur pet is okay, but only if you catch him doing it.
Use a firm “No!” or “Down!” & he'll understand it & learn that it’s not OKAY to do it.
The furniture, not you, will become the thing to fear.
Use a FLY SWATTER just fan their butts,a whistle anything that distracts them NO NEWSPAPER
THIS IS VERY TRUE WITH A DACHSHUND
THEY WILL RETALIATE & EVEN MAKE YOU MADDER
"FOR THE LOVE OF A DACHSHUND"