The dachshund dog is a well-built and sturdy breed that is not prone to many of the common health problems afflicting other breeds. They tend to have a longer life expectancy than many other breeds, and they are relatively trouble-free as far as illnesses are concerned with their blood and skin chemistry. One of the biggest concerns of the dachshund dog is shedding, and it is actually fairly easy for your vet to diagnose dachshund shedding if you know what to look for. This article will give you some handy tips on how to make sure your dachshund dog is always dandruff free.
It seems that a lot of people find it very difficult to keep dachshunds inside. It is true that this breed tends to shed a lot more than most other small dogs, but it doesn’t mean you should be shoving an unwilling dachshund in a small area all the time. All you need to do is provide them with a safe and warm place where they can play and run around. The short legs of dachshund dogs are perfectly suited to running outdoors, and it is very important that you don’t try to physically restrain your dachshunds when they are playing outdoors. Instead, let them play in the grass or along the edge of a fence where you can keep an eye on them.
While it is true that dachshunds shed a lot more than other dogs, you must not confuse this fact with dachshund dog hair being looser than any other dog’s hair. You see, dachshund dog hair is actually very fine and manageable. The fact that dachshunds have short legs does not mean their hair cannot be managed in any way. Simply petting a dachshund dog will help your puppy to keep his hair in check. Providing your dachshund dog with an appropriate amount of exercise will help keep his hair in great shape. Just like us humans, dachshunds too need to have a healthy diet as well as regular grooming so that their coat stays in a healthy condition.
Dachshund dogs are very sensitive and reactive towards the things that trigger their separation anxiety. Certain events such as house breaking, being separated from their family, or even being left alone in a strange place can trigger their separation anxiety. For dachshund owners, it is essential that we learn how to deal with this type of dog. Thankfully, there are several ways to effectively deal with this type of problem.
Some people resort to physically punishing their dachshund dogs to get them to behave properly. This may not work as dachshunds love to be the center of attraction so punishing them won’t help their separation anxiety. In addition to punishing your pet for bad behavior, you should also make sure that they know when they are being naughty by playing a game such as hide and seek where they can choose someone or something to wear that they like.
Some dachshund owners also use flea collars to try and control their dachshunds excessive shedding. Although flea collars can provide good results, some dachshunds are allergic to the chemicals used in the collars which means that flea collars can be detrimental to your pet’s health. So, while flea collars can help keep your dachshunds hair trimmed short, it is best to address the problem naturally.