First Pet Troubleshooting

So I bought a mini daschund for me and my wife’s first pet together, and while she grew up with dogs I did not.

He is the cutest little hotdog of fun at 9 weeks old, but Jesus Christ is he full of absolute destructive energy. Constantly biting us both, ripping up the carpet, ripping up pee pads and running all over the place. He doesn’t seem to be doing any of this maliciously, he’s just a really hyper and destructive personality.

Is there anything I can do to train him not to bite and rip up the furniture? Been watching training videos and we’re going to be signing him up for obedience classes soon. Any advice on a new puppy would be helpful guys

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever your final solution will be, don't """discipline""" the dog by putting them next to the place of destruction then scold them (or worse). A dog doesn't think like a human. They won't make the connection between the bite marks, their actions, and your scolding. Partially this is because their memory is fuzzier than a human's, but almost more importantly is that an animal doesn't have a concept of what an IKEA sofa should look like. It doesn't have a concept that it's ruined by bite marks. And whose bite marks are those anyway? Could be any animal's, like a badger's, you know?
    Trying to discipline dogs by showing them their damage is like a oversized dog taking you in handcuffs to a random corner of your house and growling, trying to communicate to the human its displeasure. After literally 2 minutes of guessing, you get just the FAINTEST different scent in the air, but was it actually yours? Does it even matter? It's just a smell. Why is your oversized owner-dog so indignant about the scent mark you inadvertently left here ... when was it, 12 days ago? (= hazy memory analogy)

    This is what dogs feel when you do that.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wiener dogs are extremely based and getting one means you are extremely based too. Puppies in general are pretty active and like to get in to trouble. Your little hotdog will calm down in about 9-12 months. Is he a smooth haired wiener dog? I find that the long haired dogs tend to be more mellow while the short hairs are much more energetic. Try giving him toys that you want him to rip up. My dog loves to rip open soft squeaky toys and chew on the squeaker. Try a mix of things that are easy and hard for him to destroy.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >9 weeks old
    >Constantly biting
    >not maliciously

    First, puppy teeth are wicked sharp. It's easier when adult teeth come in. Second.
    Separated from siblings too soon. I've raised many a litter and I've seen it a few times.

    Puppies like to play rough, and the pain all that roughhousing is an important lesson in empathy. They grow out of this phase once they've bitten and have bitten their siblings and figure out the truth that BITES HURT! If they can't learn this lesson naturally from siblings, then you must teach them this yourself. Never strike a dog to teach this lesson, as you'll be teaching that violence is justified/acceptable and reinforce their bad behavior. I'm not sure what the best way to train them is, but to start solid advice is when they give a nip that's painful give a yelp. More than likely they don't even know you're being hurt, so shouting in pain will communicate this.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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    dachshund are shit tier, mini dachshunds are inbred and retarded even by dachshund standards

    you need to broaden your horizons anon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ....does she actually do that shit? I thought she just made mommy roleplay stuff.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm also curious to know

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    dachshund are shit tier, mini dachshunds are inbred and retarded even by dachshund standards

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve had dogs all my life since puppyhood
    One thing you should be active on is potty training, especially when they can walk around and can start going outside with vaccinations
    It takes a while, but it is very easy to get them potty trained around here before their first year, you’ll thank yourself for it
    Second, spend as much time with it as possible. They’ll only be puppies once, give them the attention they need and play with it as much as you can
    Not only it’s good for their growth and development, it’s a lot of fun and you can teach them boundaries here
    Try to get it to behave normally to other dogs
    Smaller dogs tend to hate other dogs in general (idk why), so train it to have it not bark at others all the time
    DONT give it human food
    You can spoil it with human food every now and then but too much of it will have the pup not eat dog food
    Give it baths every now and then, brush their teeth and expose them to nail clipping. Have it be as comfortable as you can with this because dogs don’t like it when touching their nails
    Don’t take them to vet too much unless it’s an emergency, your wallet will thank you
    If your dog has bad diarrhea, which is very common, give it an immodium and feed it chicken
    If it looks sick and doesn’t want to eat, just hydrate it and chicken if it wants it
    Only bring it to vet if severe bleeding and broken limbs, otherwise, lots of it’s ailments can be solved by itself
    They’re a ton of work but it’s a beautiful and enriching experience raising one

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hide your shoes

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >obedience training at 9 weeks old
    Sounds like a waste of money to me. At that age all you need to do is contain the puppy using its environment. You or your wife need to stop bad behavior by baby sitting, or put the puppy in an environment that it can't destroy or a combination of both.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How do you figure? Puppies need to learn good behaviors earlier on so they can adapt to life better as they get older. Not trying to turn my house into a chucky cheese playpen, but our master bathroom is where his crate is for crate training, where he usually uses his bathroom pads, and where we feed him. He’s got his own space that he really can’t destroy but when taken outside his space he needs to learn acceptable behavior before he rips up my leather couch and bites the shit out of us

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It just takes time, the puppy will learn not to chew up the furniture by you not letting it chew up the furniture, just don't leave it alone with things to destroy, it's that simple. If you go to a puppy obedience course it is going to be FOR YOU not for the puppy, feel free to watch one of these courses on YouTube and you'll see what I mean.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        1) dont but a bathroom area where you want him to sleep and eat
        2) youre going to have to make some temporary adjustments to your lifestyle to grow you pupoy into a good dog
        A puppy doesnt know appropriate from inappropriate behavior and its a lot easier on everyone involved to help him learn what appropriate behavior is at first by limiting his access to anything that will get him in trouble
        This has to be a space bigger than a crate
        Either a pen or a puppyproofed room

        I took everything i care about out and gated off my living room and made it a puppy nursery for 4 months
        You can let him have access to the rest of the house but its way less stressful when you dont constantly have to be supervising and correcting behavior

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you need toys for him to attack, you have to set boundaries on what is okay and what isnt okay for him to attack, playing with him can help him identify these things, so getting him toys that resemble small animals will help, and dogs are essentially children, so you need to play tire them out while theyre young and theyll gradually slow with age. it also helps if you have access to a backyard or something because they like to dig, its in their nature
    i think grabbing him by the scruff can help in saying youre in charge and by firmly saying no, once he learns "no"="ive done something bad", it gets easier to control what he shouldnt do, but you have to be quick else he'll get confused, like the instant he bites something he shouldnt you should grab him, not 5 seconds later.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >He is the cutest little hotdog of fun at 9 weeks old, but Jesus Christ is he full of absolute destructive energy. Constantly biting us both, ripping up the carpet, ripping up pee pads and running all over the place. He doesn’t seem to be doing any of this maliciously, he’s just a really hyper and destructive personality.

    pay close attention to this video, protip on why your dog is like this
    "daschhund" means badger-hound in german. Do you know why they are called that? Because daschhunds would go into badger burrows and fox burrows to kill them. Have you ever seen a badger fight. These dogs have no fear and an infinite amount of enthusiasm when they set their eyes on a target. they are like little elongated meat cruise missiles bred for the destruction of small animals. oh, and they will chase everything.

    so I imagine you should probably keep your dog stimulated

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >they are like little elongated meat cruise missiles bred for the destruction of small animals. oh, and they will chase everything.

      Good way of describing the situation, I wish I had something he could hunt or somewhere he could. I live in a condo in a large metro area, every time I try to take him out the front door or god forbid outside, he cries/whines hysterically and refuses to move. Somehow within the two weeks we’ve had him he’s already pretty much completely potty trained thankfully, and I’ve crate trained him into a routine of leaving the cage to use the bathroom once a night.

      But during the day it’s almost impossible to get him to do anything non destructive no matter how much I tire him out. I guess I’ll keep trying.

      you need toys for him to attack, you have to set boundaries on what is okay and what isnt okay for him to attack, playing with him can help him identify these things, so getting him toys that resemble small animals will help, and dogs are essentially children, so you need to play tire them out while theyre young and theyll gradually slow with age. it also helps if you have access to a backyard or something because they like to dig, its in their nature
      i think grabbing him by the scruff can help in saying youre in charge and by firmly saying no, once he learns "no"="ive done something bad", it gets easier to control what he shouldnt do, but you have to be quick else he'll get confused, like the instant he bites something he shouldnt you should grab him, not 5 seconds later.

      I’m ordering Kongs online and doing something similar to what I’ve found in this video. You said they slow with age, but do you mean an old dog 8-10+ years or do you mean after a year or two.

      I just started being assertive and dominant with the no-biting rule since my hand looks like a scratching post.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >little elongated meat cruise missiles bred for the destruction of small animals
      LMAO

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