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Taking Care Of Your Chihuahua Puppy

Apr 15, 2008
Congrats on your newborn pups! Now you will definitely need some aid in taking care of your pups. If an adult Chihuahua is fragile by nature, then its pups would definitely require extreme delicate care. So, as a good and responsible Chihuahua owner, it is important that you have some basic knowledge on taking care of your Chihuahua puppy if you want your pups to grow up strong and obedient just like their mama.

If you want to start dog training on them, then you got to start early. Just remember that in the midst of the training, never ever hurt your puppy.

If you want your puppies to love, respect and obey you, than you got to prevent yourself from hurting them. A new puppy would want to feel safe and if you punish him heavily, he will be frightened to obey you.

At the same time, if you have kids in the house, remind them not to hurt the new pups. This will only tempt these pups to bite you in their defense.

You probably see how Scooby Doo is crazy over Scooby Snacks. This trick works for all dogs and pups. This trick helps to reinforce your new puppy's good behavior.

Good behaviors such as sitting when told to, peeing outside and not barking in the house would definitely deserve a simple praise or a doggy treat. Try to give food in return for a good behavior as puppies usually learn easily when food is involved.

However, in the midst of random doggy treats and daily food, remember not to over feed your new puppy. These Chihuahua puppies are so adorable that we tend to over feed them.

To ensure that your pup is in good shape, make these pups exercise. Since Chihuahuas are very small, exercises can be done at the comfort of your own home. You can do simple exercises like making him catch the ball, or just keep him active.

Do take note that different breeds have different kind of exercises requirement. So, do check it out with your veterinary surgeon about the various exercises that is suitable for your Chihuahua puppy.

Remember that you should train your new Chihuahua puppy ASAP. Do be consistent with your training efforts and just be patient! Your puppy needs time to adapt to a new kind of environment. Just do not start yelling at them. Patience, my friend, is a virtue.

If you manage your training well, your Chihuahua puppy will be very well behaved and it will be able to socialize with people with great ease.

Just like children, the puppies are easier to mould when they are young. You should start training your puppy within the period of 16 weeks from birth.

So, as a Chihuahua owner, it is your responsibility to make your dog accustom itself into the society. Mishaps might happen in the midst of the training, but don't give up easily and give the Chihuahua chances.

Be gentle, and it will definitely grow up to be a well-liked and endearing house pet.
About the Author
Clarence Clark is an avid Chihuahua dog lover providing valuable advice at http://www.chihuahuatime.com for fellow chihuahua dog lovers. Where he shares chihuahua info and training tips with Chihuahua lovers worldwide. Click Here to gain FREE access to this Chihuahua networking website.
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