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Question by froggy
Submitted on 8/25/2003
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At what age do miniature dachshunds stop chewing on things? Mine is two years old and completely destroys some of my things...clothes, blinds, mop, brooms, etc.

Answer by sara
Submitted on 10/9/2003
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I'm not sure that any dog really stops chewing things.  The important point is
to make sure that they are chewing the
right things.  So, my question to you is
have you given your little angel alterna-
tive things to chew like safe, natural doggy bones which are good for his/her
teeth, and good sturdy doggy toys that do
not resemble 'people stuff' like clothes and mops, etc.
If you haven't, then shop around for your
little one, ask other people about safe
toys for dogs, and perhaps also get him/.
her some good and hard natural doggy
biscuits as well which are also good for
the teeth.
Hope this helps out. Sincerely,



Answer by Ang
Submitted on 10/10/2003
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Dogs will stop chewing eventually! I was lucky mine which is a pit bull....known to be harmful dogs???--well mine has been the best only chewed on bones ...was housebroken at 8 weeks old not once a problem with him but I know they will chew on bones forever but you need to supply things it WILL chew on rather than your furniture or YOU. Good luck!


Answer by Kel
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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Well some dogs are just born to be chewers. If this problem is still existing then you should go out and find chewable toys and bones that the dog likes. Then the chewing problem should reduce. But if the problem is still happening then you might want to take the dog to obedience school.


Answer by M&M
Submitted on 1/3/2004
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ok we have this miniature dachshund and he is 6 months old, and we have been trying hard to potty train him. Every time we see him peeing or pooping on the floor we pick him up stick his nose in it and say "NO bad boy thats bad!!" BUT he still isnt getting the concept of it yet. I was wondering if you had any advise?? thanks M.


Answer by Stephy
Submitted on 1/4/2004
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This is in regards to M&M's question...
When housebreaking your mini dachshund, don't stick his nose in the mess when he has an accident.  It will only make him scared and delay the potty training process even more.  Instead, you should pay more attention to the dog and look for warning signals such as sniffing the ground, circling, and squatting and take him outside as soon as you notice this behavior.  Also, it helps to set up a schedule for your dog so he will be able to get used to a routine.  Don't forget to use a lot of positive reinforcement when he uses the potty correctly so he knows that good behavior is rewarded and will be encouraged to continue.  Good luck!


Answer by Candy
Submitted on 1/22/2004
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This is in regards tot he housebreaking. Personally, I like to use pee pads. They come in all different brands. You don't need to spend a ton of money on PeeWee pads at Petco and similar chains. The don't work. Housebreaking pads from Target and walmart work very well as the dog is naturally attracted to the scent. I have a mini doxie and we got her when she was 8 weeks old.(she's 4 months old now) We tried everything. 3 weeks later, i tried the pads and she's been 90% accurate in pottying only on the pad. Maybe 1 or 2 out of 10 times does she go off of it.


Answer by Dog Lover
Submitted on 1/22/2004
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i think that all dogs chew things.  In fact is it soo healthy for your dog to chew things such as rawhide,bones,plasic bones etc. In fact as your dog chews and chews by doing that process it cleans your dogs teeth.  Getting all plack build up off.  Also if your not satisfied with your dogs actions in going to the bathroom, you need to teach your dog an everyday routine. Thank you for answering questions

<3 Jen *


Answer by Love4hotdogs
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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I have two wienie dogs and have had the breed all my life...they do love to chew.  I promised myself this time they would not destroy my $300 glasses, my books, new bra's, window ledges etc.  So far so good.  Some helpful tips are... 1) Don't leave them unattended and make time to play with them.  They get board, they chew. If they have to be alone then they should be put up in a room that is safe for them and your things. (This is also good for the house breaking.  Keep them on a schedule and praise their good work!) 2) Get their own chew toys.  They love to destroy things, mine have even destroyed the "indestructible".  You can always buy more.  The good knotted ropes are nice and the hard rubber like "Cong" brand.  Don't get them bones that have a density the same as their teeth ("soup bones") they love them but they can be bad.  3)  Don't be afraid to tell them no sternly.  They usually are pleasers and don't like to be scolded.  There is a good dog training show on Animal Planet that gives good tips.  And stores like Pet Smart offer cheap dog training classes.  Good luck and be consistent!


Answer by Tia
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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This is in regards to M&M - try crating your dachshund.  It is so easy to house train them with a crate.  Every time they come out of the crate put them outside. Remember after play, eating and sleeping put them outside.  6mth old should be able to hold their bladder for 7 hours or more.  During the day put them out every two hours or so unless of course they have just finished playing, eating or sleeping - NEVER forget the 3 most important times to take them out.


Answer by jenjen
Submitted on 2/24/2004
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I have a six month old hotdog that I got last month  and mine likes to eat the walls, the first time I saw the bite mark on the wall I bought a spray and decided to crate her during the day instead of leaving her in the kitchen.  I leave her in the kitchen at night and then today I noticed that she started biting in a different part of the kitchen. she has 6-7 chew toys.....


Answer by pablo
Submitted on 5/1/2004
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i think it will stop chewing things just give him or her some time to get used to not chewing on stuff and if they do then just buy them chew bones that is what i did with my miniature dachshund. i hope this helped out thanks!


Answer by Joey
Submitted on 5/10/2004
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I want a weener dog :(


Answer by soda pop
Submitted on 5/17/2004
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i think i am the master in training miniature dachshunds because i told my 13 week old dachshund to stop chewing and that did not work so u have to make (mix in a spray bottle)vinegar and water.than when u see him chewing on stuff u dont want him to chew on open his mouth and spray it in his mouth i hope this is good enough for u thanks i love sausage dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 6/29/2004
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Yeah..I have a 7 month old miniature dachshund and he will pee outside but it won't poop! i don't know what to do about this!!! If you have any suggestions PLEASE email me at WalkingOnSunshine22@hotmail.com


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Answer by jessie
Submitted on 8/6/2004
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I'm going to be getting a new mini dachshund pup and am thinking about getting this cute little 13wk old male.  The only problem is I'm afraid he'll be harder to train(especially potty) than a 6 or 8wk.  Does anyone have any advice, or is this a bad decision? Will I be missing out on the small puppy cute stuff?


Answer by Bestdad
Submitted on 8/7/2004
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My 10 week old mini uses the wee pads to urinate, but will not poop on them unless I happen to catch him and move him in time, other-wise he poops a foot away from them.  Any idea about the wee pads and his bias against them?  P.S.  He bites, chews, gnaws, mouths, everything all of the time.  He will chew in his sleep...but that's a puppy.


Answer by Dee
Submitted on 10/16/2004
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I have a mini dachshund, 6 mos old.   Got him at 6 weeks.  Used a box and pee pads at first, then when I quit work I was able to spend time with him to go outside. Took about 2 months.  If I see him start to circle and sniff or squat I immediately yell his name and take him outside.  If I don't notice til after he goes I put him outside until I clean it up then put him in his cage.  It's gotten so now if I see it and say "Oh Buddy" he immediately goes into his cage.  I make him stay there until he's quiet.  If he whines and barks to get out I leave him in.  Of course if I put him in his cage when I go out I always make sure he has a few treats and toys, but for punishment no toys and no treats.  Now he sleeps outside his cage at night and wakes me up in the morning when he's ready to go outside.  


Answer by lilnnr
Submitted on 10/17/2004
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Answer by Stephanie
Submitted on 11/15/2004
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This is in regards to Stephanie and the non pooping Doxie.  I too had this problem, but we overcame that problem because I would stay outside until he went.  This may require adjusting your schedule, but it will work.  Keep your weiner on a leash and restrict all the places that he/she can sniff or you'll be there all day long.  After he was done, I would praise him.


Answer by girlofthecharter
Submitted on 11/24/2004
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My retriever/australian shepherd is always chewing up things, especially our trees. I've gotten her own toys, but she plays with them and goes and eats someting else. I have also bought some of that bitter stuff designed to keep dogs from chewing, but she freaking eats it and chews some more! What can I do?? My mom wants to take her to the animal shelter for any abusive weirdo to take her. She just won't learn! Help, she's on her last limb! She's gonna be sent away!


Answer by tori
Submitted on 12/2/2004
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they have a spray at the pet store that you can spray on furniture and such things that they chew on i'mnot sure of the name but i think its called bitter apple it's at any pet store ar walmart


Answer by Lyndsey
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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My Husband and I have found that all we had to do is keep a good supply of squeaky toys and since then they have not chewed on anything, and we have three dachshunds.  


Answer by puppypal
Submitted on 1/20/2005
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When you take items away from the puppy that they are not allowed to have, tell them sternly but not threateningly, NO.  Replace the item with a chew-toy that they are allowed to have and tell them that this is ok.  Mini Dashies are very smart and will understand - with a certain amount of repitition.  They key is to be consisitent.  They are just like little children and must be told no and yes to know the boundaries.
Pee pads are wonderful for Dashies because they are such a dominent breed; and will not go outside if they do not want to.  We have taught our little one to go potty in a large litter pan lined with a puppy pad, and it has worked out famously!!! We trained her to use the potty in conjunction with crate training her....it was easy, no hassle and only took about 2 months. Now she will go potty on command, and when we tell her to go to her kennel, she does!


Answer by Glolites
Submitted on 1/27/2005
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It's good to know I am not alone!  I have a 3 1/2 month mini, and he is soo cute, funny, energetic, intelligent, and very loving.  Everyone loves him too!!!  But, Buddy chews things like there's no tomorrow... toys 60 % of the time, slippers and clothing 30 %, and $ 10.00 wood plant stand 10 %.  Not too bad, considering he's slashed and destroyed 1 item, my computer headset (I think it was a gift).

I would suggest trying different kinds of toys and experimenting. I think variety of different types of toys would help keep any mini from destroying personal property.  Perhaps, there is a preference.  I'm still attempting to find out Buddy's.

Also, I've noticed an inverse relationship between the amount of exercise and chewing time.  Right, more exercise resulting in less chewing.  Buddy seems to be happiest, when in doors with plenty of space to run around.  Can't wait til summertime rolls around, or should I say Buddy just can't!  We'll have a bigger home by then, and more space to place clothing out of reach.

Regarding housebreaking my mini, I've observed he has a preference.  Once in the morning and evening.  So I just try to accommodate Buddy in letting him outside.  He stays in his large crate/kennel during the day, when my wife and I are at work.  He of course loves to relieve himself in a "natural " setting outdoors, when I come home.


Answer by Bo's Mom
Submitted on 2/4/2005
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I have a 1 yr old Male Mini Dach.  I was told up front by his breeder that males are harder to to house train than females.  I recommend crate training. Also if you catch him/her in the act of potty say BAD POTTY and take them out immediately. Do not let them see you clean up the mess. I have also discovered that if you clean up the mess and take the mess out to the yard and show the puppy that this is where he/she needs to potty next time it helps.  And as for Wee Wee pads, if you want the dog to potty outside I would not recommend using them at all. They just give a sense of it's ok to potty in the house. If you live in an apartment and don't have access to a yard I would recommend trying the new doggy litter box. As far as chewing goes, a dog doesn't have the intelligence of a human so they don't know that chewing on certain things is unhealthy for them.  They need lots of SUPERVISION!!  I stress that point so so much. Taking classes is great but they should not train your dog for you!  They should be training YOU as to how to train your canine.  Hope this Helps!


Answer by Jules
Submitted on 3/3/2005
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My mini destroyed many toys! He still does it sometimes, likes plastic most. Very harmful to them. I really worked to give him his "toys" & praise him saying "good boy" playing with him with his toy. Then I would take, say a Barbie put it in his face & say "no, bad dog" very firmly in a mean voice, then go back to the "good toy". You have to teach them what they can play with - just like a child!!!


Answer by Mscandy
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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I have a 5 month old doxie that I am looking to sell.  If interested please email me: mscandy4@hotmail.com


Answer by Emma
Submitted on 4/12/2005
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My friend is having mini dachshund puppies and i really would like one but i am afraid that when i go to work and leave her in a crate she will hate it really badly and will chew her way out will she??


Answer by hoovi
Submitted on 5/11/2005
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They chew everyting! i need help. I have the best black sausage in the world. We have given her bones, hooves, plastic things,EVERYTHING but when we leave her to go to work she chews the back door, has eaten all the wooden cupboards in the kitchen. What do i do? she is just over a year old..??? she is just sooo cute though...


Answer by horse fukker
Submitted on 5/11/2005
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fuk you as$holes.  you guys are ugly a$s bi.tches.  i hope you guys fu.cking die.

good luck potty training!
god bless you!



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Answer by Maria
Submitted on 7/19/2005
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I have a 9 month austrailian sheepdog and she was destructive. She used to chew up anything and everything she could get to. I tried everything with her, I tried yelling and the whole nine yards. One day I was trying to teach her what "stay" meant and I noticed that her eyes were wondering while I was talking to her. Then I called her name and got eye contact with her waited and said the comand again and she did it. Since that worked I tried that with the chewing and the potty training and now after a little bit a time she doesn't chew or ka ka in the house. But also when you are trying to teach your dogs or puppies something do not yell just make eye contact wait and say what needs to be said.


Answer by al
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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our daxie is 10 months old and chewed some money up that blew off the dresser .so i am going to have him put down


Answer by Angel
Submitted on 8/22/2005
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My dachshund Paco chews the walls, cords, couch corners, anything that is an object. He has many chew toys, which he will chew, but sometimes he doesn't want to chew those. funny how i thought he may be special but i see that this is fairly common


Answer by patriots
Submitted on 8/28/2005
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help my mini dachshund is 4months and still not potty trained


Answer by EMA
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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I have a 16 week old mini dachshund.  He is a great little guy.  I am having a few problems with him.  First off he would rather chew on shoes or other things than his own chew toys.  Secondly I am having the worst time potty training him.  I can put him outside after eating and leave him out there for an hour.  I will bring him inside and he will turn around and go potty in the house.  I don't know what to do.  It's becoming frustrating.  Any advice?


Answer by Twyla
Submitted on 11/1/2005
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How could you say you love your dog when you are spraying water and vinegar in its mouth!!  There are much better, safer and nicer ways to teach your dog how to behave.  I don't think its your dog that needs to learn how to behave, I think its you.

I have a five month old mini and I couldn't ever ever imagine doing that.  In two weeks he was trained to pee on his pad, chews his own things and to listen all with positive reinforcement.


Answer by Kaybug05
Submitted on 11/17/2005
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I have a 5 month old mini wiener pup, and I also have to say that the puppy training pads are the way to go. My dog was very bad the first few weeks, now, I use the pads and he uses them very well, and is gradually learning to go outside. I got mine at Wal mart, and are fairly cheap. I have also found positive reinforcement does great. Also, concerning the chewing, just give them lots of attention. I play with mine all the time, he is always by me or with me, and I have had no problems with him chewing. Good luck everyone! Mini dachshunds are the cutest!!! ;-)


Answer by Chewy
Submitted on 11/18/2005
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I need help potty training my dogs. They are 1 and 4. We try to take them outside frequently, but they still go. What shall I do?


Answer by flower
Submitted on 11/22/2005
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I just got a 3 month old mini Dach, 2 days ago, it was use to being in a crate all day and then being let out in the evenings, since I have her, she will use the pads, some, but will also pee and poop any where else, how do i get her to only want to pee outside?  I have said NO! and she just looks at me.  any advice?


Answer by SmileMakerinTex
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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I got my miniature dachshund when she was 6 months, she was soiling in her cage so I spent a great deal of time with her over a weekend to make sure I took her out first thing in the morning and before bed at night, then I scheduled her meals so she could eat and 30min to 1 hr later I would take her out to poop and pee, and praised her a ton when she went. I then put up her food so she would'nt eat and poop all day.  It took a good week and she has'nt had any more mistakes in the house, but watch closely for signs, she goes to the door when she wants to go out.  Good luck.


Answer by Trooper's Mom
Submitted on 1/25/2006
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I have a 4 month old miniature piebald dachshund and he is just like one of my kids.  He hardly ever is left home when we leave.  He always goes with us.  However, on the few occasions that he is left home he only chews on MY shoes and noone elses.  I have bought him over $100.00 in different chew toys and still he prefers MY shoes.  Please Help!!  I'm desperate to stop his chewing!!


Answer by pennymm7
Submitted on 1/31/2006
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i have a weiner dog "waggers", he chewed a hole in my house(by chewing into the wood 14"x6")!!  He is about 8 months old. He is chewing everything. The vet said he has all his adult teeth now and very health and playful.  I was expecting him to stop soon.  when will he stop this behavior. chewing everything from doll babies, slippers, bikes in the back yard.  He takes things and runs, then he will take them to his crate and chew them.  How can my toddler play with her toys?  The vinegar and water sounds interesting.


Answer by NoBraKyn
Submitted on 3/13/2006
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I have a 2 year old female mini doxie and just brought home a 7 week old male mini doxie.  On crate training, Phoebe our 2 year old was potty trained in about 6 weeks (she was 12 weeks when we started).  Crate training is a MUST w/ these guys.  

Regarding the poopy question, the best thing that I found is to take them out right after they eat.  It may take a few minutes for them to go, but as their food digests in their tummy, it pushes their last meal out :o)  I had to keep walking around in the yard w/ Phoebe till she went, then right afterwards I'd PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE!!!!
She caught on lightening fast that mommy gets happy when she goes poopy in the yard!

Now the little guy, Diego, has seemed a bit harder.  He is a few weeks younger than Phoebe when we started crating.  Diego is a snuggle-bug, and goes NUTS when we put him in the crate.  But we are staying consistant, and letting him know that we haven't abandoned him.  I take him out of the crate every hour, and take him STRAIGHT outside.  He is doing well with this schedule.  
My children however love to play with him and not take him straight outside.  So he has had a few accidents due to that.
The kids don't like cleaning up puppy messes so they HAVE become more committed! lol

I'm not a "professional" trainer by any means.
But I have realized the stubbornness in doxies (yes....you need
to let them know that you are more stubborn than they are!)

With lots of love and consistancy, these guys develop into truly FABULOUS companions!


Answer by daisy/chocalatebunny
Submitted on 4/9/2006
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I think these are great Questions nd some good answers . I have a dachsund mix and we trained her by hanging a bell on the door and whenever she started to sniff around we would take her to the door and ring the bell and then let her out . it worked!


Answer by daisy/chocolatebunny
Submitted on 4/9/2006
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GO DACHSUNDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Answer by dachsies rule/789
Submitted on 4/17/2006
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GO dachsies


Answer by Jave
Submitted on 4/23/2006
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What do Dachshunds eat?


Answer by Summer
Submitted on 5/16/2006
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I have a mini dachshund. She is SO cute and playful, but I am having a hard time potty training her. She has gone on tons of my stuff like, my pillow, the carpet, on the couch, on my bed, and other things I do not want her to. Her name is Pixie. She also chews on stuff and I am afraid that she will kill herself because she has allready chewed through a cord and I thank God that it was low voltage! I want to know how to train her in thoes things, I almost forgot I sleep with her and when I wake up in the morning sometimes I find that she has gone potty on the bed. I need help! Thanks,


Answer by RP
Submitted on 6/3/2006
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We just got a new puppy who cries uncontrollably at night and we've heard this is completely normal. How long will this continue and what can we do to alieve the dog's frustration and ours?



Answer by The Genera;'s Mother
Submitted on 6/13/2006
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My weiner, the General Beauregard Blau, is finally housetrained! It took six months, but he finally got the idea. Everytime he peed or pooped, he was thrown outside and stayed there the rest of the day. Amazing - he got the idea. He is also crate trained. Now, if we can do something about the chewing...


Answer by princetongirl356
Submitted on 6/26/2006
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look my pup will not stop useing the bathroom in the house we tried useing the crate method but she knows how to get out of it? so we are just stuck with her peeing every were.  and we take her out every hour so can anyone help?


Answer by firstdogowner
Submitted on 7/9/2006
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Answer by Henrysmom
Submitted on 7/13/2006
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I'm just new at the owningadachsie thing. My uncle had one that I fell in love with as a child and so the love affair continues with my new pup. I don't have an answer to the chewing since I have a new pup and my other dog is a Bichon(he's not a real chewer except on his own things). I do however have alot of frustration since my Bichon was easy to train and this little rugrat is not. He goes both pee and poop outside but still has accidents in the house. He is also peeing in his crate which I had to make alot smaller(it was my Bichon's. I don't know what to do. Argh! My Bichon has helped with the training because everytime he goes then my dachsie goes. Only problem is that my Bichon doesn't go as frequently as the pup. I am definately enrolling him in puppy classes at Petsmart where I took my Bichon. Any suggestions on what else to do. I'm thinking of trying those puppy pads although he won't use newspaper. He prefers carpet.


Answer by Prima
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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We just got a 10 wk old mini doxie and I would like to know what is the best way to housebreak him.  Also does anyone suggest for their diet using natural foods and fresh foods instead of the chemically induced pet foods?
Just email me primaceliaren@yahoo.com


Answer by netty
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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i have 2 doxies over a year old and all  can say is 'good luck' on the potty training. as for chewing, i have always provided them with fun toys and chews and they've never chewed on anything else except toilet paper.


Answer by I Luv hotdogs!
Submitted on 10/17/2006
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consistency, consistency, consistency.  We just got a new puppy, which happens to be the cutest thing ever.  We are right in the middle of potty training, and it pays off if we consistently take him out every couple of hours and of course after he drinks water or eats.  Also vice versa if we get lazy then he pees on the carpet :(


Answer by Satrapess
Submitted on 10/22/2006
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This is regards to the housebreaking dachshunds (or all dogs in general).  I have a 1 year old dachshund (Charlie) so I've been through the housebreaking thing.  Dachshunds are notoriously stubborn and hard to house break. When he was about 4 months old and still not housebroken I bought a counter bell (the kind you ring on the counter when you want service).  I put it on the floor near the door.  Then, I would take him outside at a set schedule and before everytime I opened the door to take him out, I'd take his paw and hit the bell with it.  Only a few days later he began ringing the bell himself.  Now, he rings the bell then sits by the door everytime he has to go outside to potty.  Then when he comes in from going, I reward him some way.  Everytime we visit relatives or friends, I take the bell with us (I show him where I put it in the new house) so he always has a way to let me know he has to go potty.


Answer by Jen
Submitted on 11/14/2006
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I have a 10 month old doxie and she is a chewer as well but I've recently discovered the slightly larger chew bones keep her happy. I agree with getting them on a potty schedule and keeping them in a place that is safe for them and your things. My problem with my doxie, though, is that when I put her in the kitchen with a baby gate she always escapes, I don't know how to keep her in there.


Answer by chewy
Submitted on 1/1/2007
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Your answers are the worst. I AM a miniature dachshund, and I can speak and reason better than 94% of you faqs.org respondents. Throw your dachshund in the back yard and it will chew on trees... good for his teeth. Pax vobiscum.


Answer by ASHLEY
Submitted on 1/10/2007
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My mixed bread chews up EVERYTHING we tell her NO! but everyday she chews on RETAINERS, UNDERWEAR and EVERYTHING ELSE HELP!!! SHE IS 7 ALREADY AND SHE DOESN'T GET IT!


Answer by dachshund luvr
Submitted on 2/19/2007
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  Try to tell them no and give them a toy. Then, leave the room for about 5 minutes. When you come back, if he is chewing on that, give him a treat. DON'T hit or yell at him if he continues misbehaving. Just say no and put them in their kennel for a while. Try not to buy toys that resemble hot dogs or anything like that-they might think it is OK to eat that stuff! (P.S.- chewing is natural-it helps them build nice, healthy, strong teeth if you get the right stuff.)


Answer by Anonumus Cu-T
Submitted on 2/21/2007
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  If you call me a weener dog again, I'll take five years off your carpet!!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding!, I thought that was cute. Give your puppy some time, and keep it distracted with toys and other activities. Go for a walk, play, etc.!!!!


Answer by ashley
Submitted on 2/24/2007
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Hi! My names Ashley Booth. I live in Indiana and I'm 12 years old.I'm doing a  major project at school on miniature dachshunds. I need an interview with a miniature dachshund expert. If you could email me your email address, I'd be happy to email my questions back.
                            Ashley booth
P.S. Please email back by 2/27/07 please.


Answer by Jenn
Submitted on 5/14/2007
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I have two mini Doxie'sbut i too am having issues with the potty training, we use the pads and they sometimes use them and some times they pee right next to the pad.  I will let them out side when i get home from work and we are out there for 20 minutes or more and as soon as we get in the house they go straight to the carpet and pee. I have tried crate training but we are gone 8 plus hours a day and I feel bad leaving them that long, what use can i try?


Answer by CMH
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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My suggestion for the potty training issue is to get the  puppy pads.  I have a 8 week old male dachshund and he generally uses the  puppy pad except when he gets mad...definite personality.  I'd say he makes it on the pad 6 out of 7 times or maybe more, we are very encouraging and after playing and sleeping I usually put him directly on the pad and if I stand there with him he usually always goes.  However, if I put in on the pad and walk away into another room, he gets angry, and goes wherever.


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