Dealing With Resource Guarding

Dealing With Resource Guarding

Most people assume that a dog that guards her resources – like food, bones, chews, toys, or stolen goods – is a very bad, dominant, aggressive dog. Precisely the opposite is usually More »

Teaching a Chihuahua the Down and Heel Command

Teaching a Chihuahua the Down and Heel Command

Down: When you need Dinky to stay in one place for a long time,  you can’t expect him to sit or stand. This is when the down command really comes in handy. More »

Basic Training For Chihuahuas: Come, Sit and Stay.

Basic Training For Chihuahuas: Come, Sit and Stay.

Educating your Chihuahua can never begin too early or too late. With a very young puppy, train for even shorter time periods than you would an adult. The exercises every Chihuahua should More »

How To Train a Chihuahua The Right Way

How To Train a Chihuahua The Right Way

Even Chihuahuas need to be trained. A well-trained dog is a safer and happier dog. Around the house you may need your dog to stay while you leave the door open for More »

Communicating with Your Chihuahua

Communicating with Your Chihuahua

Communicating with your Chihuahua is extremely important when it comes to training your  puppy. To understand how a dog communicates can be crucial in our training efforts. Voice. Dogs are extremely sensitive More »

Chihuahua Behavior Problems

Chihuahua Behavior Problems

Even the best dogs with the best owners can sometimes do the worst things. Too often distraught owners get their training advice from the next-door neighbor or dog trainers who don’t have More »

Litter Box Or Paper Training Your Chihuahua

Litter Box Or Paper Training Your Chihuahua

Litter box or paper training your Chihuahua can be the ideal solution. Puppy pads are readily available, and will absorb the urine, making it easy to dispose of. Litter box training has More »

How To Train A Chihuahua Not To Beg

How To Train A Chihuahua Not To Beg

Your Chihuahua looks at you with big sad eyes. A subtle whine, some barking and perhaps a hopeful tail wag when you look his way, or a paw scratching on your leg. More »

How To Teach A Chihuahua To Lay Down

How To Teach A Chihuahua To Lay Down

After your Chihuahua is sitting still and relaxed for more than a second, you should start to teach him how to lay down. Not only is it a more comfy position for More »

How To Train A Chihuahua To Potty Outside

How To Train A Chihuahua To Potty Outside

There’s a few ways to train a Chihuahua to potty outside. First thing in the morning take her to that quiet location that you previously scouted out for suitability. Your puppy should More »

How To Teach A Chihuahua To Sit

How To Teach A Chihuahua To Sit

The quickest behavior to get under control is a sit. With a good sit comes a solid stay. After all, what good is it if your Chihuahua hits the floor like a More »

How To Find A Training Program For Your Chihuahua

How To Find A Training Program For Your Chihuahua

When new Chihuahua owners think about training their puppy, the first thing they think about is a group obedience class. Though that may be good for some puppies for a variety of More »

Skills To Teach Your Chihuahua

Skills To Teach Your Chihuahua

It can be difficult to narrow down what your Chihuahua really needs to know, and overwhelming to know where to start. There are dozens of potential skills and tricks you could teach, More »

Positive Reinforcement Training

Positive Reinforcement Training

Understanding how to apply positive reinforcement training to your Chihuahua can be overwhelming when you just want a well behaved, well adjusted companion. Not everyone wants to master an entire scientific discipline, More »

How To Handle Aggressive Chihuahua Behavior

How To Handle Aggressive Chihuahua Behavior

Behaviorists identify up to fifteen different kinds of aggression in dogs. An important point to remember is that aggressive behavior serves a function to the aggressor and is therefore reinforced when conflict More »

How Dogs Really Learn

How Dogs Really Learn

There are many mistaken assumptions about how dogs really learn: It’s all in the voice (usually, deep, loud, and booming); you need to show them who’s the boss (by rolling them on More »

Clicker Training Your Chihuahua

Clicker Training Your Chihuahua

Clicker training refers to training using operant conditioning principles, using a behavior marker linked to positive reinforcement of high value. Clicker trainers routinely leave out negative reinforcement and positive punishment, due to More »

Aggression In Chihuahuas

Aggression In Chihuahuas

  There is a wide array of aggressive behaviors that any dog has the potential to exhibit. Ethologists identify over a dozen different kinds of aggression, ranging from maternal aggression, the hormonally More »

How To Introduce The Crate To Your Chihuahua

How To Introduce The Crate To Your Chihuahua

Here’s a few tips on how to introduce the crate to your Chihuahua: Start slowly. Toss a treat into the crate, let your Chihuahua run in to get it and come out More »

Different Potty Training Tips

Different Potty Training Tips

  Before starting the house training process, it is important to realize that from the perspective of new puppies or untrained dogs, there is no good reason why they should not potty More »

The Basics Of Potty Training A Chihuahua

The Basics Of Potty Training A Chihuahua

    Potty training a Chihuahua can be easily done, by following some simple, but important rules. But first you need to recognize the signs of needs. Recognizing the sign of need More »

Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Dealing With Separation Anxiety

  Having dogs with separation anxiety can be quite a big problem, when it comes to leaving your puppy alone while at work. Especially if you don’t have nobody to keep on More »

Submissive Urination In Chihuahuas

Submissive Urination In Chihuahuas

  When you come home, does your dog greet you happily but with a hint of shyness, while squatting and dribbling several drops of urine? That’s called submissive urination. Though often mistaken More »

Why Is My Chihuahua Aggressive?

Why Is My Chihuahua Aggressive?

  Many times you ask yourself: why is my Chihuahua aggressive towards me? Aggressive Chihuahua behavior in many cases may extend beyond the food dish. Some Chihuahuas demand sole ownership of their More »

How To Stop A Chihuahua Barking

How To Stop A Chihuahua Barking

  To stop a Chihuahua barking can be quite challenging most of the times. Chihuahuas make good watchdogs because they have excellent hearing and a loud bark, considering their size. Some barking More »

House Training By Using A Crate

House Training By Using A Crate

  A crate can be enormously useful for the purpose of house training a Chihuahua. Dogs, even the youngest puppies, are naturally very clean animals. They do not wish to urinate or More »

How To Prevent Behavior Problems

How To Prevent Behavior Problems

  Beside house training issues, common Chihuahua behavior problems include: destructive chewing, excessive barking, jumping, nipping, and possessiveness. Okay, that’s the bad news. The good news is that if your Chihuahua is More »

Leash Training Your Chihuahua

Leash Training Your Chihuahua

  The most mistakes what Toy-breed owners make often, is teaching their dogs how to walk on a leash too late. It’s so easy to carry a tiny dog that some people More »

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

  Imagine how nice it is living with a dog that always comes when you call, sits and lies down on command, stays in place when told to, and respects the words More »

Crate Training A Chihuahua

Crate Training A Chihuahua

    In most cases, crate training a Chihuahua can be really easy, all you need is just a little patience.  It is very important to make the crate a home base. More »

The Basics Of House Training Chihuahuas

The Basics Of House Training Chihuahuas

    Despite the fact that Chihuahuas have an undeserved bad reputation when it comes to obedience training, house training Chihuahuas is not harder than house training any other breeds. Dogs are More »

Indoor Training

Indoor Training

  Indoor training offers one major advantage over outdoor training – your dog can relieve himself whenever the need arises, whether anyone is home or not. This may be a considerable asset More »

Different House Training Methods

Different House Training Methods

  If you aren’t using a crate, you will need to work a little harder at house training your Chihuahua. Keep your dog with you at all times during training, and be More »

 

Category Archives: Characteristics Of The Chihuahua

Is Chihuahua Right For You?

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  Although the breed standard is fundamental is maintaining the integrity of each unique breed, it is wise to remember that a standard describes an ideal dog. Rarely is there even a champion that possesses all the specific qualities of

Indoors or Outdoors?

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  Chihuahuas are generally not outdoor dogs. Although they enjoy taking leisurely walks with their owners and romping outside on sunny days, they typically prefer cuddles to hike -and whether seeking love or warmth, often prefer to be touching you.

Canine Companion For Your Chi

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  A fellow canine companion is probably the best gift an owner can give his or her dog. Extreme care needs to be used, however, when adding another dog to your family – even more care than you used when

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