Getting To Know More Of Dachshund
If you have a Dachshund, you may have noticed they love to cuddle. Being touched is a favorite pass-time of this small, yet mighty wonder. Now, they like to be touched on their terms, so take their cues. When they are not in the mood, you will know as they are superbly clear about their feelings. Do not touch me means, do not touch me.
Dachshunds, mini and standard, have excellent hearing. With the finely tuned hearing comes some sensitivity. Loud sounds, especially music, can be very disturbing to this breed. Be careful not to over-do-it when you are playing the radio in the car. When traveling in cars with Dachshunds, actually dogs of any breed, use a seatbelt or corral system. Driving with an unrestrained dog is dangerous not only to the dog, but to any person you may injure, or worse, when distracted by the activity of your pet.
It is no secret that Dachshunds are hunters by nature. This means they have highly evolved tracking skills. Due to their extreme sensitivity to scents, they are able to pick up smells weeks old. This makes them an escape risk! Always, always keep your Dachshund leashed. Even the most well-behaved, well trained member of this hound family will chase what moves and if during that run, he or she picks up an interesting scent, getting them back will be difficult. A runaway dog poses a risk to the dog and to the public. Dogs have been known to cause car accidents by running into traffic.
This breed can see things from quite far away, but not things up close. Be mindful of this when interacting with your Dachshund. As with most dogs, they do not distinguish colors easily. Your dog BFF, (best friend forever,) shaped like a hot dog does not have taste buds and, as you well know, will eat pretty much anything on Earth. Watch your Dachshund carefully when outside to make sure he or she is not eating something dangerous.