Far from the public image of Chihuahuas, they are not dress up toys for minor celebrities. They are fun-loving, intelligent and affectionate animals, However without the proper training they can become aggressive which is the tendency with small dogs. Here are some tips to stop that happening.
Waste No Time!
Chihuahuas live until the age of 18, but the first few months are crucial when it comes to training. Make sure with repetition and assertiveness your pet knows who’s the boss. If your dog does not see you as leader of the pack, he, or she, can become very stressed. Which will make training a nightmare.
Praise Him, Don’t Spoil Him
One of the most effective ways to train your dog is to give praise and reward when he/she obeys a command, this is a must, and the first rule of training. However, maybe due to Chihuahua being so cute, owners tend to spoil them, avoid this at all costs if you want your dog to respect and obey you.
Socialize Your Pet And Stay Consistent
They key to all happy and well-behaved dogs is consistency in its training. Do not make him stay off the couch one day and then relent the next, dogs need consistency at all times. Also never forget that small dogs tend to be aggressive to strangers, so get your dog used to the company of other people early. Doing this will keep you and your dog be very happy!