Twix – Male Dachshund Mix
Twix is a one-year-old male Dachshund mix who weighs just 15 lbs.
Congrats to Twixs!!!! He found his forever home on Sept. 30, 2013
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The Dachshund is curious, clever, lively, affectionate, proud, brave and amusing. Devoted to its family, it can be slightly difficult to train and housebreak, but not impossible. Dachshunds travel well.
This little dog needs an owner who understands how to be his pack leader or he will take over the house, and begin to try and tell the owner what to do. If the dog is allowed to take over, many behavior problems will arise, such as, but not limited to, guarding furniture, separation anxiety, guarding food, toys or other objects, snapping, biting and obsessive barking. It will become unpredictable with children and adults they do not know. If it gets really bad, it may become unpredictable with its owner. If they do get the proper leadership, they are generally okay with other pets. These negative traits are not Dachshund traits, they are small dog syndrome traits. Meaning, most owners treat their small dogs like babies, rather than giving them leadership. As well as rules they need to follow along with limits they are, and are not allowed to do, which all dogs instinctively crave. Dachshunds that have human leadership along with a daily pack walk are wonderful family companions with excellent temperaments.
These are active dogs with surprising stamina; they need to be walked daily. They will also enjoy sessions of play in the park or other safe, open areas. Be careful, however, when pedestrians are about because Dachshunds are more likely to be stepped on than more visible dogs. They should be discouraged from jumping, as they are prone to spinal damage.