Archive for the Training Category

Separation Anxiety In Chihuahuas

Separation anxiety is a behavioral disorder that’s all too common in Chihuahuas. You finally get home from a long day at work only to discover that your beloved Chihuahua has ransacked the house. Maybe there’s pillow or bed stuffing strewn across the floor, garbage pulled out of the trash, or even a pile of poop […]

5 Reasons Why Chihuahuas Run Away and How To Stop It

Does your Chihuahua run away when you let them outside to play and use the bathroom? Some Chihuahuas instinctively sprint towards the neighbors home once the front door is opened, leaving owners to question the effectiveness of their training. If this sounds familiar, check out the 5 most common reasons why Chihuahuas run away — […]

Chihuahuas and Small Children – Can They Coexist?

If you’re thinking about adopting a Chihuahua, you might be wondering if the breed is safe for small children. Because of their feisty, no-holds-bar kind of attitude, these pocket-sized canines have a reputation for being snappy and sometimes even aggressive. In a house of full-grown adults, you probably won’t feel too threatened by a rambunctious […]

How To Stop a Chihuahua From Chewing on Everything

Do you come home after a long day of work only to discover that your Chihuahua has chewed up everything in sight? This type of behavior can be discouraging to say the least, and it even forces many owners to give their Chihuahuas away. After all, no one wants to continue replacing rugs, carpet, clothes, […]

Teaching a Chihuahua Not to Bite

Biting is an instinctual characteristic shared by all dogs, and Chihuahuas are no exception. Long before we domesticated them, dogs have used their teeth to kill prey, improve jaw strength, fend off predators, establish dominance in their pack’s social hierarchy, and play with other canines. Modern-day dogs have inherited this behavior from their ancestors, biting […]

Steps For Teaching a Chihuahua How To Sit

Sitting is a basic obedience command that every Chihuahua needs to know and obey. Unfortunately, many owners overlook the importance of teaching this command, and as such they lose their position of dominant leader in the house. If a Chihuahua believes they are at the top of dominance totem pole, they may bark, bite act […]

Is It Safe To Raise a Chihuahua Around Larger Dogs?

With an average weight of just 3-5 pounds, there’s no denying the fact that Chihuahuas are small dogs. In fact, they are oftentimes considered THE smallest breed in the world. Of course this is just one of the many reasons why people choose to own pet Chihuahuas over other types of dogs. However, their small […]

How to Train a Chihuahua to Stop Barking

Does your Chihuahua bark up a storm at every little thing he sees? Well, you aren’t alone. Excessive and inappropriate barking is one of the most common Chihuahua behavioral problems reported by owners. This behavior can become a nuisance and make life difficult for both you and your family, but you can train even the […]

Chihuahua Potty-Training and Housebreaking

Potty-training is an essential process that every owner must go through with their Chihuahua. Unless you plan on keeping your furry four-legged friend in a fenced-in backyard (not recommended), you’ll have to teach them to use the bathroom outside the house and not inside. Unfortunately, however, Chihuahuas have a notorious reputation for being a breed […]