Dachshund Dilemma - One Dog's Battle With Obesity


What is a Dachshund?

Dachshunds are easy to identify with their trademark long body and short stubby legs. They have short and long-hair coats and come in a variety of colours. The Dachshund is a firm favourite family pet and those who adopt them tend to stick with Dachshund dogs for the rest of their lives. This dog is a popular choice of domestic pet for many reasons, not least of all that they are small and manageable. They don't need as much exercise as other larger dogs and while they do need a little walking, this can be an added bonus for people who have restricted time schedules. The Dachshund is usually playful although they can demand attention and become jealous and possessive when they don't get it. They're also famous for their yelping bark as they are primarily hunters, therefore they make for great protectors of properties.

How to handle a Dachshund

Dachshunds are notorious for their comical appearance and sprightly dispositions. They are small in stature but they make up for it with their proud personality. Dachshunds can be annoying, especially when they don't get their own way as they have a very strong will and stubborn streak. Persistent barking may become a problem. It's OK when they alert to a probable intruder but if they keep up barking for no reason it can become very frustrating. For that reason, it's important to reward this delightful dog with plenty of treats when he obeys the rules of the house. Dachshunds usually live for a very long time, unless they develop health problems which is exactly what happened Vincent, who comes from Houston, Texas.
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