Dachshund Training: Here Comes Winter

Dachshund Training: Here Comes Winter

May 18, 2023

Who says Dachshund training should be put aside when the snow starts to fall and cover the ground outside? Despite the cold temperature winter season brings, Dachshund training must not be stopped. You just have to prepare yourself so that you’ll know what to do with your pet when winter comes.

Cold weather can be very harsh to dogs, especially those who have been bred to be companion animals. They should not be left outside where the temperature is way beyond what they can tolerate. If your pet lives outside and if he find it difficult to part from his abode for the meantime, you may want to consider providing insulated dog house. The dog house should be lifted off the ground and must be covered with warm bedding to keep Doxie warm. Make sure that the dog house is large enough for him to fit comfortably. Dogs also need fresh water daily. A bowl of fresh water must be provided but remember that water freezes during winter. Make sure that frozen water is replaced immediately. Getting a bowl heater is an option to prevent freezing.

Some breeds, such as Dachshunds, like to spend time outdoors to hunt or chase other animals. Do not torment your furry friend for staying inside the house throughout winter time. Take him out and let him enjoy the snow and chilly air but not for long periods of time to prevent any problem. And before you let him out, make sure that he is protected with coat or dog sweaters and boots to keep him warm.

Winter may put off daily walks in the park or around the neighborhood but Doxie can still have his exercise and Dachshund training indoors. Initiate indoor games like hiding and looking for objects or indoor fetch.

Whatever you are planning for your dog’s winter activities, remember that antifreeze or any other type of chemical to clean out the snow is a definite danger to your dog. These highly toxic chemicals may appeal to your dog’s taste buds; thus make sure to clean every trace of chemical after you’re done clearing the snow to prevent your pet from licking the substance off the ground.

And one more thing, check for iced paws, frozen ears and pelt problems. By being aware of your dog’s needs and condition, trouble or problem caused by winter is less likely to occur.