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Care and training
The long haired Dachshund needs a weekly brush and a comb, a Bath monthly. They require their feet trimmed - Just pick up the hair between the toes and trim the excess, Trim underneath to reveal the pad.
For the ears use a baby wipe carefully wipe the inner to stop the build up of wax.
We highly recommend starting a good routine cleaning your puppy’s teeth. Get them used to having their teeth brushed. Using a finger Brush and some doggy toothpaste will keep your dogs teeth clean. Get your puppy used to this routine when they are young as treats for teeth cleaning are high in fat and can add weight very easily to you puppy.
Mini longhaired Dachshunds do not require concentrated exercise. They will walk as long or as far as you want them too. Make sure you have a secure collar and lead, we do not recommend harnesses as they can cause back problems, the breeder will be able to advise you the best lead to use. Remember they are hounds and just because they are small doesn’t mean they do not need exercise and although breed can give an indication of the dog's energy level, the final judgement must be made on the individual dog's needs.
We advise that you crate/box your puppy at night or when you have to leave them for a short while. This also minimised the risk of chewing and soiled areas. Your puppy will develop better habits through this and will be less lightly to suffer from separation anxiety. A crate or box is also strongly recommended for car travel.
By nature a dog will not soil in its own bed, by establishing their bed either in a crate of a pet carrier they will try to avoid elimination whenever they are in there and will tend to hold it will you take them out. Set up a schedule for you and your dog to stick to everyday and everyday feed your dog the same amount of food and regular the amount of water that they have access to. If you stick to this they will relieve themselves at the same time of day, also by using the command such as 'pee pee' or 'potty' and rewarding them when they do it correctly the will soon associate with the command and the training will be successful.
Remember a well trained and socialised Dachshund is a happy Dachshund.