A companion to dens Dog beds for Dachsies

If you're talking aesthetics, dog beds (see Figure 8-1 for an example) are much nicer looking than crates and kennels. Some Dachshunds love them — especially the beds that are more enclosed. (Many Dachshunds, especially Minis, like those cushy, semi-enclosed cat beds.) If you want to (and can) get yours used to a bed, that's fine. You can buy some beautiful ones — even furniture-quality wooden beds sized just for small dogs.

Figure 8-1: Some Dachshunds, like these longhairs, like to call dog beds home.

ABEfl But even if your dog sleeps in a dog bed, she'll still appreciate and use a den. You'll appreciate it, too, when you suddenly need to confine your Dachshund for her own safety, when housetraining becomes a nightmare, or when you find that your Dachshund won't come out from under the kitchen chair because it's the closest thing to an enclosed den she can find.

Puppy Training Basics

Puppy Training Basics

Getting a new puppy is a fun and interesting time. You probably went to a breeder or pet store or maybe just saw an ad on the Internet or the newspaper, for puppies, and decided just to check it out. Before you knew it those little eyes and fluffy puppy fur had your heart melting and you were headed home with him or her in your arms.

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