Monthly Archives: December 2021
15, Dec, 2021
How to train the humans around your dachshund
There's no denying that dachshunds of all sizes are cute and puppyish, even when they are fully grown. Dachshunds look amusing too. Popular films and children’s books have given dachshunds and doxies ‘brand recognition’ too, like dalmations. All of this makes them both familiar and appealing to strangers. But as anyone who is owned by a dachshund knows, it’s not always easy to manage interactions between other humans and your dachshund. Both adults and children may try to touch or feed your dachshund without checking with you first, bringing a risk of unpleasant consequences. Read on to find out how you can train - or instruct - humans who meet your dachshund for the first time.
01, Dec, 2021
Big love: share your forever home with a rescue dachshund
When you want to welcome a dog - or another dog - into your home or your family, then offering a home to a rescue dog is a rewarding option. If you’ve done your homework on the breed and are clear that you’d like a dachshund, then rescued dogs are an option for you too. It can be hard to imagine anyone mistreating or abandoning a dachshund, but it does happen. And we tend to forget that responsible dog owners may need to surrender a dog they can no longer care for, and these cherished dogs are rehomed alongside rescue dogs with unhappier stories. It’s certainly the case that the big national dog rescue charities (Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Dogs Trust, Blue Cross) tend to have mostly bigger dogs on offer, and dachshunds are rarely seen in their online lists. But in the UK and elsewhere, breed specific rescue and rehoming groups provide invaluable support, including for dachshunds and dachshund-crosses. Read on to find out more about opening your heart and your home to a rescue dachshund.