If you ignore this aspect of your dog’s life you’ll be very upset, very fast. There are lots of things you should and shouldn’t do to housebreak your dog effectively. There are also a lot of myths running around causing people to neglect important information they can use.
Furthermore, these misconceptions lead people to insist that some dogs are bad and that they should stay away from them. Successful housetraining is probably the most important part of a healthy relationship and a happy life with [...] More about: Myths and Facts on Housebreaking Your Chihuahua
Going out for a walk gives you the excitement and dynamic of a wolf pack. Of course, your Chihuahua is no wolf, but you could consider him to be a scaled-down version of a wolf, with less fur and duller teeth. But anyway, the idea is that you’re travelling as a pack to see what’s up.
There’s a lot of focus put on the importance of a daily walk for your dog, yet little emphasis is placed on why. To really get a grasp of the [...] More about: Teach Your Chihuahua Good Leash Manners
Chihuahuas love having something fun to do, and they’ll keep pestering you even when you want to work or watch some TV. You’re not always up to the challenge and sometimes you don’t really feel like playing. But some part of you yearns to show him some love.
People usually turn to ignoring their dogs as they get a little lazy. But after a while they can’t stand the guilt and whining and go ahead and drop whatever they were doing for some playtime. Feeling [...] More about: Puzzle Toys Will Keep Your Chihuahua on His Toes
There are plenty of nose games around and you can teach your Chihuahua to find items, people, your keys, you and many more. They are more or less variations on the same theme, you teach him to find stuff using his nose.
The aforementioned games are all air scent games, that is, the dog puts his head up, takes a sniff and looks for something specific. Outdoors trailing involves a different kind of scent tracking.
Tracking is right up there at the top of the [...] More about: Tracking is an Excellent Game For Your Chihuahua
Scent hounds have been an instrumental part of hunting for hundreds of years. Hunting with their nose has been a favorite activity among dogs and wouldn’t you love bringing some of that thrill into your Chihuahua’s life?
Sure, he will never be much of a hunter, but that doesn’t stop him from using his nose to find his favorite treats. If the idea rings to you take a look at some of these scent games.
There are many advantages to incorporating scent games in your [...] More about: How to Teach Your Chihuahua to Play Scent Games
Coat care is generally pretty simple for a smooth coated Chihuahua, and only slightly harder for a long coat Chihuahua. Dogs need grooming all year long as they shed all the time.
You basically have three choices – trim, brush or vacuum. But that’s only a label. It doesn’t tell you anything about what you need to do to keep your dog in top shape.
Nail clipping is something that should become routine for you sooner or later. It’s a good idea to start clipping [...] More about: Proper Chihuahua Grooming and Bathing
Living with a dog as part of the family requires a little more than an extra bowl for food and some extra cleaning. A Chihuahua doesn’t have such high demands concerning his general care as some other dog breeds. However you need to be aware of their vulnerabilities and how they behave.
There are lots of benefits to owning a Chihuahua as opposed to some of the other dogs but there are also things you need to watch out for. For instance Chihuahuas don’t hold [...] More about: How to Co-exist With Your Chihuahua Peacefully
Being the smallest dog in the world, people are bound to consider the Chihuahua sort of a half dog, and are surprised and annoyed that such a small creature could be so confident and outgoing. Chihuahuas aren’t exactly outgoing, and they are quite cautious around new people and animals, but they are not afraid of a challenge and won’t back down, even if the opposition is a lot more sizeable.
This can actually be a problem because they will probably lose any confrontation with another [...] More about: Are You Thinking of Buying a Chihuahua?