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sham - 2011-12-21
I have a long haired chihuahua that just turned a year old on the, 19th dec. His name is Lucky Boy. He is very smart, but every morning I find that he has peed all over the tiles outside my house this happens everyday. I do beat him and try to teach him not to do it but he still does it this is the only problem I have with him, other than that he is a really smart dog. How else can i train him to stop doing it ??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-22
    It will never do any good to hit/beat a pup. Besides you are doing it after the deed is done so your dog just thinks you are hurting him for no reason which leads to anxiety and possibly the behavior. Could he be afraid of morning? That is a little pup and he can only hold it so long. You can remove water after 6 pm - should bedtime be the 11 pm. You can take him out earlier and possibly in time, he will be able to hold it longer. He is going per you he has 'peed all over the tiles OUTSIDE my house'. You can try and put paper down (or a wee wee pad on the tile and then move to grass. Hurting the dog each morning and the pup has no idea why will just lead to anxiety. He is housebroken and per you going outside -- now you have to figure out a way for him to go where you would like. You can walk him earlier.
  • Lucy - 2011-12-28
    Never beat a dog! Are you walking the dog outside? If you are just letting him out by himself..please change this routine and take him out on a leash and show him where to go potty. This will take time to correct his bad behavior but it can be done, only if you put in the time. (One of my dogs is 9mos, but I walk both of them in the rain and snow). Also, you can remove water early, so he can get all his pee out before you go to bed. But remember to give him water as soon as you get up is the morning. He is just a baby and can not hold his pee too long. But if you don't have the time to spend with him to train... either find him a new owner or get the water hose out and wash the tiles off each morning.
  • sk - 2011-12-31
    You don't deserve to have a dog if you are going to beat him!
  • amanda smith - 2012-01-06
    No wonder he is peeing all over the tiles...you have pissed him off literally. don't beat your animal, how dare you!
  • Suzanne - 2012-01-16
    Do not hit your dog. He won't learn that way. Keep him a crate or the bathroom at night. Make sure you feed him just twice an day, take him out about 15-20 minutes later, praise him when he makes. At bedtime, lock him in the crate. Put a towel or old blanket in the bottom. Take him right out to make in the morning. Praise him again. Look online for good hints about potty training, too. Good luck!
  • debbie - 2012-04-27
    I would take him away from you
  • Donna Castro - 2012-04-28
    Are people so 'stupid' that they would actually hit a dog? Any breed of dog. We raised the most wonderful rott. with the help of a trainer, he was the best dog ever. We now have a long hair chihuahua we rescused from a shelter. Make a loud nosie when they bite, or are doing something wrong, they learn quickly. Donna
  • Cindy - 2012-05-07
    I wish I knew where you lived, you are abusing this poor chic, I have a 12 week old and would never think of hitting him, or hurting him in any way at all, maybe you need anger management classes and but first please put your dog up for adoption or give it to some that loves dogs
  • tootie - 2012-05-09
    I have found with my chihuahua, that if you get into a routine helps alot. I routinely get up at a certain time and take mine outside to the same spot, this has helped with accidents tremendously.
  • Holly - 2012-05-12
    Never beat a dog! My dog was beaten and now I give him extra protection, he is also a long-haired Chihuahua and personally I would take him away from you! You should be kind and use a POSITIVE attitude! Seriously, you make me wanna cry because you have beaten your dog!
  • loretta hoolmaa - 2012-05-14
    if u beat your dog YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ONE
  • vicest - 2012-05-30
    My long hair pees too so I take her out before I go to sleep and as soon as I wake up and this helps a lot. She hardly ever pees in the house. Chihuahuas are strong willed dogs and don't respond well to being hit or beaten so try and not do that anymore. It's a little dog and it needs a lot of attention and I'm sorry but you decided to get the dog and take the time to do what your dog needs you to do and that's take her out to pee
  • gloria - 2012-07-23
    try putting his nose in it some times that will work
  • Selena - 2012-07-23
    A stern tone of voice is best, don't beat!!!!
  • Michelle - 2012-11-13
    I am finding the word beat problematic because its sounds harsh. I'm sure you just mean you reprimand. Try not to yell I have learned that Chico cringes and looks so ashamed everytime I do it and he's not listening to what I have to say. What I've found works is to say 'NO' when you see him start, stick his nose in the pee, and then take him to the litter box or outside or puppy pad and put him there and tell him firmly. 'THIS is where you go!' I did that and the next day when I was standing in the bathroom he walked over to the litterbox and made sure I looked as he went, I was so proud. I will forgive him for missing with his wee wee....he still made the attempt! LOL Michelle
  • Anonymous - 2013-08-05
    Um, why beat the dog?
  • Jan - 2014-06-10
    Never hit a dog. Unless you catch him in the act, he will never know what he did and why you are mad at him. Dogs live in the moment. I cant believe you would do such a horrible thing like beating your dog.He is to small to defend himself. If I knew where you lived I would take that dog away from you with a couple of cops behind me.
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Shari - 2014-03-12
I just adopted a long-haired chihuahua that someone dumped in the woods in 20 degree weather. Who could be so cruel? She's a pup and precious. I named her Cuervo to compliment my other chihuahua, fifteen year old Jose! She also gets along fine with my 8 year old lab (Taylormade) and my ? year old adopted cat (Swiper). She's precious and shows me her 'thank you's' in puppy kisses!

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  • Anonymous - 2014-06-01
    Hi I find all dogs very cute and just hearing all of these comments just makes me feel sooo happy. In 2 weeks time I will be getting a long haired Chihuahua who is white and a sandy colour. She is absolutely adorable.
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Char - 2014-05-26
I am a new breeder of Havanese. My sister has been breeding this breed for 20 years. They should be around 14-17 pounds. They are now being bred for tiny. My first Havanese is under 8 lbs and 8-1/2 inches high. She is a little thin but my vet said to give her pot pies to put weight on. They are a lovely dog. My second girl is 14 lbs and seems to be a perfect weight. I have found that NurtiSource is the best food nutrition wise and particularly for their coats.

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melissa chauvin - 2014-05-19
My future mother in law & father in law have an apple head chihuahua, she is 14 pounds. I'm wondering if this is healthy?

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disneah - 2014-05-18
Hi! I'm disneah I'm 12 y/o my dog is so cute his name is PUCHO he is Pomeranian spitz, his favorite toy is fake bone and his favorite activity is running with me outside of our house and going poop outside. He is now 3 y/o when I called his name he looks at me and when he barks I told him that don't bark he don't bark at all I love my dog.

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Rui de Mendonca - 2014-05-15
I own a long coat Chihuahua and I want to ask the experts when they get their full coat. I am keeping back Chihuahua a 15 week old long coat Chihuahua which I would like to show. Could you please advise me, I will be very grateful?

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Roy

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Rebeccah - 2014-04-18
I just got a purebred AppleHead Chihuahua today, along with another mixed Chihuahua. Both are males. We already had a female mixed Chihuahua and are looking to breed her, but when I asked my roommate, he said she hasn't been in heat since he got her. Will we be able to breed or do we need to get another Chihuahua?

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nina - 2013-06-07
I have a long haired chichaua that i am keeping for a friend who has cancer. She pulls her hair and bites herself.I have tried everything. Can someone please help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-07
    Skin problems in Chihuahua’s can be related to toxins released through the skin at excessive levels, or from a serious medical condition called seborrhea. But problems can also come from dietary allergies, fleas, bacterial infections, and other product specific allergies. Start by getting a check up by a vet to either identify the problem or help reduce the possiblities.

    Their diet is crucial for maintaining healthy hair and skin. Skin dryness is often related to diet. Foods that are rich in vitamins A, E and B3 can help. Also switching to a food that doesn't have the same grains as the current food, or the same proteins, and that also has omega 3 fatty acids may help. It's not suggested that this breed is bathed often, but a topical treatment may help. Products (sprays, shampoos,and conditionsers) with colloidal oatmeal can soothe the skin and help relieve itching.
  • calvin - 2013-07-28
    Tell her 'no' in a stern but not loud voice and then pet her and give her a rawhide chew, the kind with flavor on it...it's nervous or she may have fleas.
  • Char - 2013-12-29
    You did not say if the dog had this problem prior to your keeping it. If this started after the dog lost access to her Master, that might be the key. If so, you might be able to locate a piece of her owners clothing that has not been washed. This would give the Chi the smell of her owner. You could also try to let the owner keep an article of some kind in bed with them for a couple of days then give it to the Chi. I would suggest the dirty clothing first though as this would be more the smell that the dog remembers. Also cuddle the dog with whatever has the owners smell on it and just keep giving the Chi lots of love and attention. The other suggestions were good too, especially saying no during the bad behavior and then creating a distraction.
  • Shelia Metcalfe-farmer - 2014-03-29
    I agree with the lady about skin problems, there may be scents and perfumes in that home, different than her owners, go to the owners home and take a look and smell around, you will be surprised what you may find, also do you spray for bugs, the owner will not do this because of their pet. Good luck and thank you for caring for this little one while her owner is ill. Shelia
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Sunny B - 2014-03-20
I rescued ROXI a Longcoated Chihuahua/long coated Daschund...she is my shadow and she sticks to me like Velcro. Very loyal...smart...spoiled...and she ain't going nowhere. My question is with this mixture do I need to be concerned with other health issues? She weighs 16 lbs---9 inches tall. One blue eye...just curious.

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Vickie - 2014-03-19
We adopted a long hair Chi almost a year ago, he was so dirty and matted we shaved him down, it is winter and he still has not filled in. Louie is about 1 1/2 years old and his bark is sometimes a scream. Plus he has green eyes and a very light tan nose? Louie has a bonded sister who we also adopted and she is a pom. They love each other and share a Kennel while we are at work. I have also found that he must eat barley and fish dog food or he will pull his hair off his knees. I guess all I am needing to know is if Louie is normal? We had a pit for 14 years and was an easy to take care of dog.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-03-20
    It sounds like your little dog is doing fine. He's eating and I'm assuming his weight is holding. Although the normal size for a Chihuahua is 4 - 6 lbs., some will weigh as little as 2 lbs. when full grown. These little dogs don't each much, and it is often recommended to offer them a small protion of food several times a day. Make sure you offer a quality dog food, the main portion, 40% should be proteins, with the rest rice (barley is fine) and some vegetables. Most suggest chichen, but fish, beef, and lamb are fine too, so if the fish is keeping him from pulling the hair off his knees, great. It may be that he is prone to dry skin, and the oil in the fish is giving him some necessary supplementation. Wishing you all the best with this little fellow, and his buddy pom.
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