Dachshunds are cute, loyal, loving and highly intelligent - but they can also be quite vocal! As a professional dog trainer, the #1 request Dachshund owners come to me with is to stop the incessant barking habits their dogs have. Once this behavior gets ingrained, it takes consistency and the right approach to teach your dog to quiet down. Today I will share my best tips for addressing excessive barking, so that you can get your Dachshund to stay calm.
A nervous and anxious dog can be challenging to own. They are often very sensitive, stressed, or even shut down if the owner does not understand their fear. When a pet develops this kind of emotional behavior, they may become fearful of anything new in their environment, making it difficult to train. Every time an individual walks through the door or sits on the couch where your pet usually lies down. He becomes anxious and aggressive out of his fear that you will leave him again. Thus placing much strain, this places on both human-animal relationships. Why? Because it forces owners to limit what they do around their pets for safety reasons. Here are tips to help your nervous and anxious dog:
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You’re eating a meal and your dog starts acting up. Whining in a high-pitched voice and with wide eyes. At first, you think the begging is cute, but the behavior quickly becomes unpleasant. You can’t eat at a table or snack during a movie without your dog hounding you for food. Every time you cook, your furry companion storms into the kitchen and follows your every movement.
When your Dachshund has separation anxiety, it also makes you anxious. Even the simple process of putting your shoes on can prove to be difficult, with a little one barking under your feet.