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Why Chihuahua Litter Box Training

Sep 4, 2008
There is no doubt that housebreaking a Chihuahua is probably one of the most difficult things you will ever experience as an owner. The Chihuahua is a very stubborn little animal with a mind of its own and if it does not want to be housebroken then it will not be housebroken. The Chihuahua also hates the elements outside and it is very unlikely to voluntarily go outside when it is windy, raining, or snowing outside. For these reasons some people turn to Chihuahua litter box training.

Before you even get started with the litter box the first thing you need to confirm is whether or not the problem is behavioral or physical. Sometimes a Chihuahua will have some sort of physical ailment that makes it difficult for it to control when it has to relieve itself. So before you start creating habits with your Chihuahua that you will certainly regret down the road you should get your dog in to see the vet first.

You should try proper housebreaking techniques prior to resorting to the Chihuahua litter box training just in case housebreaking is just taking a little longer than you expected. Remember that a Chihuahua is stubborn and on its own schedule and it requires a great deal of repetition before it understands something. Try and take it outside after every feeding and praise it when it uses the appropriate outside lace to do its thing. Try housebreaking again before you go to the litter box.

If the litter box is really what you want then make sure you set it up in a place the dog likes to soil in the house, but away from its food and water. A Chihuahua will not go to the bathroom near where it eats. Take it to the litter box constantly and always reward and praise the dog when it uses the litter box.

There is a very good chance that once you start with Chihuahua litter box training and the Chihuahua realizes it can stay indoors and relieve itself, and then any attempts at housebreaking are probably done.

The Chihuahua will always take the easy way out and if it can relieve itself in the warmth and comfort of the home without getting in trouble then that is what it will do.

Avoid using litter for the litter box and instead fill it with shredded newspapers or other organic filler like that. Chihuahuas will sometimes eat litter if it is in a litter box and kitty litter will burn through their stomach and kill them. So use paper and be prepared to clean it several times a week.

That is the joy of Chihuahua litter box training. You now have a completely indoor dog that may make you think you should have just gotten a cat in the first place.
About the Author
About the author: Sandra Dean is a passionate lover of the Chihuahua and owns a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Chihuahua. Among other topics there, you will find out more about Chihuahua Litter Box Training plus a whole lot more.
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