When training problems mean health problems

In some cases, training problems or certain unusual behaviors may indicate a health problem in your Dachsie. Apart from individual differences your dog shows, be on the lookout for any of the following behaviors and alert your veterinarian. Better to catch a health problem in the early stages than to ignore it until it becomes life-threatening.

Call your vet if your Dachshund

I Never obeys your commands when she can't see your face.

I Was housetrained but suddenly begins to have accidents inside the house regularly.

I Behaves aggressively for no good reason, especially if you've trained your Dachshund not to bite or if she has never exhibited aggressive behavior before.

I Suddenly becomes shy around people when she wasn't previously.

I Suddenly seems forgetful or confused, possibly bumping into furniture (more common in older dogs).

I Suddenly refuses to come, go on a walk, or move at all.

I Yelps when touched.

I Suddenly becomes destructive, fearful, or hysterical when left alone.

All these behaviors may seem to be training issues, but they could be signs of a serious health problem — possibly of an acute nature. Don't hesitate to call your vet. She's there to answer your questions and keep your Dachshund well.

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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