dapple long haired dachshund
Dapple long haired dachshund has a lot of stamina and energy. They love to take a walk or play outdoors with other dogs, and they like to hunt and dig. They are also active inside the house and can do well in small living quarters so long as they get a moderate amount of daily exercise.
Two half-mile walks a day (about 10 minutes each) is about right. Occasionally, when time is short, a game of fetch will meet their need for activity.
They’re not suited to living outdoors or in a kennel but should live in the home. Dachshunds can injure their backs jumping on and off furniture, so get a ramp or steps and teach them to use it if they want up on the sofa or bed. When you hold a Dachshund, always be careful to support his rear and his chest.
Dachshunds can learn quickly if properly motivated. Use positive reinforcements such as food rewards or a favorite toy to hold their attention, and keep training sessions short.
The Dachshund will quickly become bored if made to repeat the same exercise over and over, so make obedience practice fun and interesting.
Adult dachshunds are fairly easy to look after. You just need to stock up on the essentials, keep him up to date with his jabs, flea and worm treatments, feed him the right amount of food, groom him every few months and make sure he gets enough exercise and playtime. On top of that, give him lots of love, fuss and attention!
If you’re away from home for more than 6+ hours a day, a dachshund might not be the right breed for you. Dachshunds are sociable dogs that love having people around.
Leaving your dachshund while you’re at work all day could cause problems with barking, anxiety or destructive behaviours. Not all dachshunds struggle with being on their own and some will happily sleep, but it’s better you know this about the breed before you bring one into your life.