Dachshund Care:

 We here at LowRider take great pride in rescuing dachshunds in need. As with any rescue, we ask that you do your research on any animal you plan to welcome in your home to ensure you find the right pet for your lifestyle.

Training:

Training dachshund is very essential! Dachshund are more strong willed than most other dogs. Dachshunds are known for their independent attitude which means they need a bit of firmness, patience and consistency when training.

Training dachshund is a slow process. It is best to let the dachshund learn one command at a time. Before teaching a new command, make sure that the dog has learned the previous one completely. It is necessary to refresh the memory of the dog with old and previous commands on a regular basis. Dachshund get bored very easily. Make sure not to train your doxie more than ten minutes at a time and at a maximum of three times a day.

After every training session the dog should be rewarded with a treat. Your dachshund should love the training process so don’t punish the dog for not obeying the commands. Results will be achieved if the dachshund experiences a positive training! We suggest training any doxie you plan to adopt!

Weight Control:

Obesity in dachshunds can be a problem if food intake is not properly monitored. Dachshunds will never turn down food. The best way to ensure your doxie gets the right amount of food is to consult with your vet about how much physical activity they get verses food intake. To develop good eating habits, you should feed your dachshund once daily at the same time and in the same place.

The Badger Dog:

Dachshunds are playful, but can be stubborn and are known for their propensity for chasing small rodents and birds with great determination and ferocity. The standard size dachshund was bred to remove badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. Therefore, we suggest that you do not have any small rodents (rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, etc.) or birds in the same household as your doxie.

Dachshunds and Children:

Dachshunds are not the best pets for small children. Like any dog, dachshunds need a proper introduction at a young age. Well trained dachshunds and well behaved children usually get along fine. Otherwise, they may be aggressive and bite an unfamiliar child especially one that moves quickly around them or teases them. Any potential adopters with children must be approved by all board members.

Dachshunds Spinal Problems:

Dachshunds, as with any long bodied dog, are prone to spinal problems. Jumping, excessive stair-climbing, and other high-impact activities usually result in serious diseases and conditions of the vertebrae that can lead to paralysis. When you adopt a dachshund, if you can not commit to taking the precautionary steps to prevent spinal injuries, you must be willing to accept the financial burden of possible surgery and the possibility of the dog needing the aid of a cart to get around. Not to mention the pain your doxie will experience.

So please do your research! We want to find the perfect companion for you and the best fur-ever home for our doxies!