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 Chihuahua Puppy Training

Chihuahua Puppy Training
Chihuahua Puppy Training

Chihuahua puppy training refers to puppy training aimed specifically at the Chihuahua breed of dog. These dogs make great companions and they are small, considered a lap dog by many.

 Chihuahua Puppy Training

Training this breed of dog is similar to training any other puppy, but certain areas should be stressed during training, and bite inhibition is a big one. Because of their small size, these puppies are easily frightened and may not be comfortable with strangers right away.

As the puppy ages into an adult dog, this breed has a tendency to become nippers, so bite inhibition training is very important. The good news is that even if this breed of puppy does nip, no permanent damage is usually done, the puppy nips and it is painful but not dangerous.

Socialization training is very important during Chihuahua puppy training, because these puppies tend to be very protective as they get older, and they need to have social skills to get along.

Puppy training is an important part of owning a pet, no matter what breed of dog you choose. Your puppy should be trained to only chew on toys, to go potty outside instead of inside, and to learn the five basic commands, at a very minimum, as well as socialization training. Puppies who will be shown at dog shows should also receive dog show training and grooming training.

It is critical that puppies are not hit, during Chihuahua puppy training or at any other time. Hitting is not an acceptable training method for any animal, and any other discipline method or punishment that uses fear or pain to teach is not effective. When these methods are used, the only thing your puppy learns is that you are someone to fear, instead of love.

Giving treats and praise are both positive reinforcement training methods, and only positive training methods should be used. Your puppy will follow your lead in the training sessions, and a lot of praise and some treats should be used when your dog does what is expected. Puppies want to please their owners, and patience on your part will greatly improve training results with your puppy.

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