Black and White Chihuahua Puppies, Adults, and Seniors
Chihuahuas are known for their coloration. They come in all colors from white to black. A few years ago there was a popular craze among pet owners where they dyed their dogs’ coats with various dyes.
These days it’s not uncommon to see a dog with multiple colors on its coat or even two different shades of one color! However, some breeds have a darker coloring than others. Some breeds such as the pug and the bulldog have a dark colored coat while other breeds like the dachshund and the shih tzu don’t have any color at all.
The most common coloration for adult dogs is black. Adult dogs with this coloration tend to be larger than those without it. Black dogs tend to be stronger and less likely to shed than other colors.
However, black dogs do require more grooming due to their natural tendency towards shedding.
White or light colored dogs tend to be smaller than those with darker coloring. Light colored dogs are usually easier groomed since they don’t need as much attention when it comes time for brushing or trimming. Dogs with lighter coloring generally make excellent companions for older children or adults who prefer small pets rather than large ones.
Darker or black dogs are easier to groom than lighter ones but require more attention since they shed. Not only do their coats require maintenance but their nails need to be trimmed on a regular basis. Failure to trim the nails can lead to the dog scratching itself and cause extreme discomfort for the dog.
Due to their size, coat types, and grooming requirements it’s best to consider your lifestyle when choosing a chihuahua.
Puppies are easily trained when they’re young and impressionable. The first three months of their life are critical when it comes to developing habits and personality quirks. It’s very important to spend a lot of time with your chihuahua during the first three months in order for it to bond with you.
If you neglect or ignore your dog during this time then it may exhibit signs of fearfulness or aggressiveness later on.
Puppies should be raised indoors. They need to be kept away from potential dangers such as the outdoors and other animals that may harm them. In addition, puppies should be socialized with people and other dogs as this will make it easier for them to interact with other people and pets when they become adults.
There are several useful resources online that will provide more information about how to raise a chihuahua puppy. The best way is to talk to other dog owners to see what they do in order to train and raise their pets.
If you desire a particular color of Chihuahua, then you might want to get two so you can have the mix of both colors that you are looking for. This will save you time and money since you won’t have to wait as long to find your dog.
If you do not plan on breeding your dog, then it is important to have them neutered or spayed to prevent unwanted puppies as well as other health problems.
An adult Chihuahua can make a good choice if you do not want to go through the hassle of raising a puppy. While adult dogs can be harder to train since they’ve already formed habits of their own, it’s still possible to accomplish this task.
Adults are usually less expensive than puppies are and already come housebroken which is a major advantage. If you want a particular color of dog then you may have to wait a while before you obtain it, but with patience it will happen eventually.
The downsides to getting an adult dog is that you won’t be able to pick which one you want and the dog may have some separation anxiety due to being left alone for long periods of time.
How to Train your Chihuahua
As previously mentioned, Chihuahuas can be a handful due to their attitudes. However, they are not impossible to train. If you use positive reinforcement along with firmness then you should have no problems.
When training your chihuahua it’s best to keep the sessions short but frequent. This way it will adhere better to what you’re trying to teach it and won’t become bored or frustrated.
Make sure that you are patient with your dog no matter how much it bugs you. If you start to show signs of anger or irritation then your dog will quickly learn to exploit this and begin to defy you on purpose.
Use a firm, but calm voice when giving commands such as “no” and “come here”. Avoid low guttural sounds; these have the opposite effect and may cause your dog to think that the sound is a form of aggression.
If you find that your dog has to use the bathroom during training, then it is best to immediately take it outside rather than punish it. This way, it will learn to to relieve itself outside.
If you find that your dog is becoming distracted during training sessions, then it may be because you’re not giving it enough exercise beforehand. Chihuahuas can get bored or hyperactive if not given the right amount of attention and exercise.
Be sure to have a variety of toys for your chihuahua to play with. Not only will this keep it from getting bored, but it will also help with training due to the fact that you can get it to seek out a particular toy during training sessions.
When it comes to feeding your chihuahua, it is best to give them an appropriate amount of food that it needs each day. Giving them too much can lead to obesity while giving them too little can lead to not having the energy it needs during the day.
If you are unable to take care of your chihuahua any longer for whatever reason, do not dump it outside or give it away. There are many places that will take in a chihuahua such as local rescues or animal control.
Because of their small size, chihuahuas are prone to a wide variety of health problems that can prove to be very costly to fix. Therefore it is advised that you get pet insurance for your dog.
Chihuahuas are unique dogs that need special attention and care. While they can be difficult to train due to their attitudes, with enough patience you will be able to accomplish this task.
These dogs are very loyal and loving to their owners and make great companions for just about anyone. Hopefully, with the tips from this article, you will have all the information you need to train your chihuahua properly.
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