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Thread: HELP!!! I have never had a TOY

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    DOG...as in a MINI Dachshund!

    She is 1 yr and has bad habits already....
    but my gosh...I am scared of her..so are my other dogs..a standard doxie and a cocker mix...Diasy the Diva is a power house of energy being expelled 24/7!

    I need a carry bag, and a seat basket for the car...are there patterns for such things...

    it is amazing how terrified I am of this 7# dog!

    Daisy the DIVA dog next to a toy dog...
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    Oh my gosh...I had a dog like that years ago...I truly hated that dog...I was so glad to give it to a new home!!

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    Is she a nippy one? I have a 7# maltese and he can easily move toward "small dog syndrome" if allowed - thinking he owns the world. He has to be reminded I'm the alpha. I'm not accustomed to having to use my growly voice and mean look LOL Time out in his kennel for a minute each time he got snippy with me or our 40# dog worked well.

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    LOLOLOLOL - your too funny! Most little dogs feel the need to establish themselves and they terrorize their owners (and they KNOW they are doing it). Keep a blanket handy (forget using a quilt) and when she gets to be too much to take, toss the blanket over her (covering her head) and hold her tightly, telling her what a good girl she is until she is too pooped to fight back. When she's done playing games give her a yummy treat and let her go. The reason for the blanket is to prevent YOU from being bitten. Way back I had a little 4# Yorkie that nobody wanted because she was a raging terror (I took her because she was such a little beauty) and it took 5 "blanket" teatments until she realized it was her nasty attitude that was getting her in trouble. Don't be afraid of her (easier said than done, huh?) because you have to impress on her that YOU are the Queen of the household. Good luck - she's only 1 year old so can be convinced that her behavior is NOT acceptable.

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    Don't know much about dachshunds, but she is sure a cutey!

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    LOL What a cutie! Aside from physical needs that might differ with very small dogs (like jumping from a tall bed, etc.), you should treat her like any other dog, large or small. They don't really think about size - it's about personality and "energy' with all dogs, and letting them get away with murder because they're small will only lead to more badness. ;)

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    Go to the pet store and buy several "calming collars" for him. They worked wonders on my Bichon. Also, a little benadryl for trips. Slowly, they calm down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell
    Is she a nippy one? I have a 7# maltese and he can easily move toward "small dog syndrome" if allowed - thinking he owns the world. He has to be reminded I'm the alpha. I'm not accustomed to having to use my growly voice and mean look LOL Time out in his kennel for a minute each time he got snippy with me or our 40# dog worked well.
    NO...not nippy, snippy, etc...BUT she does think she is ALPHA...we got her yesterday and I have actually spent most of today teaching her that "I" am the ALPHA everything in this household....

    She does not respond to her name at all...yet I know she knows I am talking to her..doxies tend to ignore you quite well...

    she was allowed to bark at you and then expects to JUMP up into your arms...NOT...not only do I not respond to being barked at, I do NOT allow my dogs to jump at anything/anyone/anytime...PERIOD...

    She also thinks if it is in the house it must be HER chew toy...again, NOT...so she gets a firm NO, a finger on her nose and a toy put in her mouth and then time in the crate...

    We are most terrified of STEPPING on her...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    LOL What a cutie! Aside from physical needs that might differ with very small dogs (like jumping from a tall bed, etc.), you should treat her like any other dog, large or small. They don't really think about size - it's about personality and "energy' with all dogs, and letting them get away with murder because they're small will only lead to more badness. ;)
    yes...I believe the PRINCESS/DUCHESS/DIVA here was allowed to do as she darn well pleased....it is BAD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frauhahn
    Don't know much about dachshunds, but she is sure a cutey!
    I am more of a DOG person..not a TOY person..hehehe

    I really wanted to replace our Golden retriever with a yellow lab...sigh..I got hood ornament instead!

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