Why Raise A Chihuahua Pup

October 8, 2009

It can be a great thing to bring your new puppy home and begin to raise it but remember that the good owner is always learning and always trying to find ways to improve the quality of life for the dog and for the family. Chihuahua pups can take a little getting used to and the best way to get used to them is to spend a lot of time with them. And also do a lot of research on their behavior and how you can try to control, it or at least shape it into something you can deal with.Chihuahua-main_Full

Chihuahuas and kids do not mix so if you have young children you are not going to want to get a Chihuahua. Chihuahuas get stressed out by loud noises, commotion, and the fast moving around that kids are prone to do. If a Chihuahua is exposed to this on a regular basis they may resort to a biting response and also they may decide to start barking and never stop. So don’t get a Chihuahua if you have kids.
The Chihuahua pup looks very cute when it is protecting what it sees as it’s possessions or its territory but this cute behavior can lead to serious behavioral issues when the dog gets older. So if you notice that your Chihuahua spends a lot of time growling and barking at people like it is protecting itself then you need to step in and reassure the dog that it is safe and there is no reason to be so protective.

The Chihuahua is a fragile dog that you will probably always need to keep an eye on to prevent it from hurting itself. A leap from the back of a chair to the floor can potentially break a leg and they do not adapt well to being picked up either. So make sure you keep an eye on your dog and do not let it climb and avoid picking it up as well. You may also want to watch where you sit, as they also like to curl up under blankets to sleep.

The ultimate test in patience with a Chihuahua pup is housebreaking. They are not good at it and they do not like it. A Chihuahua will always take the easiest way out of any situation rather than learn anything new so you will have to combat that. You will also have to deal with the fact that the Chihuahua just does not like going outside especially when it is windy or raining, so getting them to go outside for any reason is very difficult. It will take a lot of patience and positive reinforcement to get your point across to your dog.

A Chihuahua pup is great and they are cute because they are the smallest of the toy breeds. But it is important to always be an informed owner and keep doing research on the best ways to train your pup. If you bought your dog from a breeder then stay in touch with the breeder because they can be an invaluable source of advice as well.

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