The human-dachshund relationship is similar to a romantic relationship. You play with your furry friend, cuddle with it, and share your feelings with it. In turn, it shows you care and love in its own ways.
Then, there are unsaid words, unfulfilled promises, jealousy, and misunderstandings. But at the end of the day, you resolve all your issues and become friends again.
Dachshund is a very unique breed of dog. The short-legged, long-bodied creature is both cute and smart at the same time. The daring and adventurous nature of the Doxie makes it fun to be around.
Renowned as the dog with a personality, there are things that a dachshund wishes you knew. We at Red Oaks Dachshunds have listed down some:
‘You Do Not Own Me’
Buying a dachshund does not, in any way, mean that you own it. Dachshunds are proud creatures. Any signs of condescendence will not go down very well with the Dashie.
In fact, they see themselves as your protectors. So, when a Dachshund cuddles up to you, it should not be seen as a sign of dependence; rather, as a sign of caring and affection.
‘I Can Get Crazy Sometimes’
The dachshund is full of vigor and energy. However, when proper outlet is not provided, things can get out of control. Within minutes, it can turn your apartment into a giant trash can.
It is very important that you take your pet out for regular walks and arrange for play activities.
‘I Do Not Understand a Word You Say’
We humans have been blessed with language to communicate. However, Dachshunds (being members of a different species), do not understand a single word we say. It is like an eager child, trying to make sense of the world.
However, dogs are good with body language. Communicating with gestures and body movements will allow you to have meaningful conversations with your friend.
‘I Get Lonely Too’
Just like you, your pooch can also get lonely. Without words, the dog might communicate this to you in quite a destructive manner.
Dachshunds need your attention and want to play with you. Make sure you take time out for your Doxie. Even if you have to leave it alone for a while, make sure you arrange someone to look after it.
You can also have some playmates from the same breed over to make your pet feel good.
To read more, visit Part 2 (Link to part 2) of the blog.