The Morning After Starting a Routine

It's morning . . . already! The sun is up, and you've made it through the first night. Today is your first full day with your new friend. It's also the day for setting up the routine you'll live with most of the time.

Don't wait to incorporate your Dachsie into your routine. You don't have to make the first few weeks special for your Dachshund. If you can take time to be home more often, that's perfect, but don't center your entire day around your new dog. When things go back to normal, your dog won't understand the sudden change.

Dogs are creatures of habit, and they love routine. Let your new Dachshund know, from the very first full day, what the schedule will be. Everyone will get along more easily and happily that way, and your new dog will be glad to know what to expect. The following sections show you the way.

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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