We reckon that anyone who lives with a dachshund (or two) relies on dog treats of some kind or another to achieve any sort of control and training. Our famously untrainable dachshunds can be trained with food incentives, and we think there’s a place for treats in dachshund diets, within reason. But what about dog biscuits, especially the kind of human-grade, beautifully-wrapped dog biscuits now available in delicatessens and at every farmers market in town? Dogs will eat almost anything, so what’s the point of artisanal baked products for dogs? Read on to find out more.
My bad. Our dachshund begs for food from the table, and it looks like it’s our fault. I realise now that we did everything wrong in the early days. Sunny has always lurked around when we’re cooking and eating - both at home and eating out - hassling us for food. The thing is, we’ve never, ever, fed him from the table. We always knew that was officially a Bad Thing. But he begs for food anyway.
Read on to find out what can be done to improve dachshund manners around the table.