chihuahua girl: HOW CAN YOU TRAIN A CHIHUAHUA ?
I have Chihuahua named manzanita and she is only 34 months old how can i train her in early age!!!!
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Answer by Danyelle
everytime they go poty on them move it closer to the door.
(they have sinthetic dog pee on them)
Answer by ♥ Lucky Lover ♥
Clicker training is very effective. My dachshund can learn a new trick in less than an hour.
Answer by Aluka
She's almost three.. That's not at all an early age and training should have started a long time ago.
A Chihuahua is a dog, small or not, you train it like you would any other dog. With positive training methods and clear commands. Enroll in a obedience class or take a trip to Petsmart and buy a training for dummies book. It will have clear and simple instruction for training the basic commands.
Answer by roxygirl797
Potty train or like tricks and stuff?
When potty training a Chihuahua, it is important to stay consistent. Let your Chihuahua out every time it wakes up and after every meal. These two times, after sleep and after eating, are prime times when your Chihuahua is likely to have to relieve itself. By staying consistent and letting your dog out at these times, your puppy will soon learn what you expect of it.
When potty training a Chihuahua, it is especially important to praise it. Using a touch, a loving tone or a treat tells your dog that it has done a good job. Soon, after enough praise, your Chihuahua will learn what you expect of it and will want to continue to do good just to please you.
Potty training a Chihuahua, like training any other kind of dog, requires a lot of patience. Accidents are going to happen and it is important that you go easy on your dog. When it does good, give it praise. When it has accidents, put the Chihuahua outside so that it will begin to associate outside with relieving itself. The important thing to remember, however, is to go easy on your dog, take the patience required to train your dog and, most importantly, give your Chihuahua a lot of love.
Chihuahua training should be very positive and upbeat. Chihuahua's do not respond well to scolding or punishment and doing so could easily thorough the whole training process off track. You should also take the role of being a guide to the dog, not a Drill Sargent. Chihuahua's have a stubborn nature that will surely surface if you try to force him to do something. Instead offer the suggestion, let him know what to do and let him follow your lead. It may seem like a time consuming approach, but remember they learn quick.
Rewards should also be a part of your Chihuahua training. They really respond well to being rewarded with a treat from god behavior. Positive reinforcement is a very good tool with any dog, but Chihuahua's especially will work hard if they know there is a treat for doing something. Just make sure your dog is not training on a full stomach or he may not respond as well.
Your training should be on a regular schedule. Try also not to spend too long on training sessions for obedience training. For potty training you must be constant. Make sure your pup knows you are trying to teach him something and he'll be more likely to respond.
You should have fun while training your Chihuahua. He should have fun, too, so be sure to follow the guidelines above or else training could be difficult and a bad time for everyone. Once you understand the basics of Chihuahua training you can move onto the specifics.
You should start Chihuahua training as soon as you get your Chihuahua. It is very important to establish who is in charge because once a dog learns they can control you, obedience training is going to be incredibly difficult. There are some cardinal rules about Chihuahua obedience training that you need to follow to ensure that you successfully train your Chihuahua.
It is important that you make sure your training is effective. This means training your Chihuahua so he can focus and understand what is going on. If your pup is distracted or confused he will have no idea what is going on. He won't be learning anything and you will start to get frustrated because he is not responding. So, have a special area, free from distractions where you work on your Chihuahua's obedience training. Use treats to show him when he is doing something correctly and do not let the training sessions drag on, limit them to about 15 minutes.
You must not let your pup distract you. Chihuahua's are cute and they know it. Your pup is likely to try to get you to play instead of work and you'd be surprised how good he is at doing that. You have to be the boss and let him know that. Help him by keeping confusion down. Use one word commands; don't talk to him in a normal manner. Use a different tone of voice than you use when playing. Also do not overlook progress. If you tell him to 'sit' and he jumps around and then sits – he still did what you said, so reward him.
Where To Start
You do not jump right into Chihuahua obedience training by starting with the hard stuff. Begin with simple commands, like sit, stay, come and down. Keep going with one command until he gets it and then move on to the next. You will have to spend plenty of time going over things until he can respond willfully.
Chihuahua obedience training is supposed to be business. You have to keep that in mind or your pup will use his charm and cuteness to conjure you into playing instead of working. Don't let your guard down and just keep at it. He will eventually understand what is going on.
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