Choosing to raise a Chihuahua puppy is a big decision, which shouldn’t be taken lightly. Just like all the other dog breeds, Chihuahua puppies will need to be carefully watched and taken care of, however they are much smaller and fragile than other breeds, and this means they will need special attention.
The most important part of raising a Chihuahua puppy is to give them a safe living environment. This means you should never let your puppy roam free around the house, especially if you have small children or larger dogs who could potentially injure them. You should keep your puppy in a confined area with their food and water separate from any other dogs.
Many first-time Chihuahua owners don’t realize the importance of socializing their puppy. This should be done early, when they are still a puppy, to help them grow up to be less aggressive towards other people and animals. You can socialize your puppy by taking them over to a friends house, walking them through the neighborhood, or just going to the pet store. Doing so will allow them to become more comfortable around others.
You should start potty-training your Chihuahua when they are still a puppy. You can do this by taking them out often and giving them a treat when they potty outside. Chihuahuas respond well to positive reinforcement and will learn quickly if you show them affection when they are good. Remember to never physically hit or hurt your Chihuahua. Not only can you injure their fragile bodies, but it can have a negative affect and may cause them to not learn. If your Chihuahua has an accident indoors (which they probably will), all you need to do is to say “Bad”. Keeping your puppy confined to a crate during the night will also help prevent accidents.
All puppies need to take regularly scheduled visits to the Veterinarian to get their shots. You should call your Veterinarian and schedule an appointment immediately after you get your puppy. The vaccines are important for keeping them safe from deadly diseases, such as the common Parvo.
Chihuahua puppies are small, and unfortunately this means they can be prey in the eyes of a hovering hawk. You should never let your puppy go outside without someone watching over them. This might seem far-fetched to some people, but I have heard of it happening on more than one occasion.
Raising a Chihuahua puppy takes a lot of hard work and dedication. However, you will have many joyful memories raising them and watching them grow up before your eyes. Just remember to take care of your puppy and give them the best life you can.
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