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Casablanca - 2014-03-02
Hi, My name is Casablanca Olsen, and I'm 11, I'm getting a Longhair female cream & white chi named Skylana on March 10, and any advice would be much appreciated, as we don't have any ideas about toilet training. (although we have been thinking about litter training)

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-03-09
    A lot of people have had success with crate training. This is a place where they dog goes to sleep and for rest periods, and they won't foul it. Still, you will have to potty train... teach it where to go to the bathroom, whether litter or outdoors.
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Elizabeth - 2013-12-22
I have an apple head named casper I got a weenie dog about 8 months ago and the owners said that he was fixed he is the only male that was around my dog there are no other dogs in my neighborhood and she never gets out my fense is fully closed in she is now getting ready to have a litter of puppies and im out of my mind on what to do HELP what do I do I don't think the vet fixed the weeny dog right oh she is going to have them in a week please someone email me what to do on helping my sweety be comfortable during her labor and delivery.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-26
    It is often recommended that you take your dog in to a veterinarian when it's time to give birth in case there are complications or an emergency Cesarean section is necessary. If you choose to have your dog give birth at home, read up on the process, have all of the appropriate supplies, and have your vet's phone number on hand. The birth process and whelping can be time-consuming and very stressful on the mother. You can read How to Help a Chihuahua Give Birth, for more info.
  • Beverly - 2014-02-16
    I would DEFINITELY talk to the vet and make arrangements to bring her in when the vet recommends. With you not being experienced with this and the male being a daschund, a bigger breed, of course, than your Chihuahua, she might need a C-section. I don't think this is a situation you should go through by yourself. I really think you need professional help here, for the safety of your beloved Mama dog and her puppies. Not to mention you will probably be a nervous wreck from worry.
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cjd - 2014-02-08
We own a black pug and she is a funny dog. She is stubborn but loving. She has some strange habits like she loves to sleep under a blanket. Sometimes we lose her then see a blanket walking across the floor. She has snoring issues which some people think she is growling. But she doesn't bark. She has had some allergy issues but nothing that can't be taken care of. We have 2 other large dogs and she holds her own with them. Pugs make a great inside dog.

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Angel - 2014-01-30
We just bought an 8 year-old long hair chihuahua. He is wonderful! The only issue we are having with him is that if he is in the room with me, he barks and growls at anyone else who walks into the room. If I am not in the same room, he loves on anyone. How can we break him of this habit?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-31
    Barking is one of the most common problems reported by Chihuahua owners/ The are very defensive of their territory. The first thing you do, no matter what its age, is spend the time and energy to teach them basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, and come. Teach them one command at a time. Obedience is accomplished by speaking a command firmly to them and rewarding them by offering a treat when they obey. Once they achieve a basic obedience level, then you're will be able to work on changing the barking behavior. When they bark you can follow through with obedience training, teaching them to be 'quiet' on command. A good suggestions I've read  is to also remove distractions that seem to cause them alarm, resulting in barking!
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sharon - 2014-01-24
I've had my adorable long haired chihuahua for about 3 weeks and we have really bonded. She is an awesome little traveler in the car and a perfect companion. She is 3 years old and very well trained and obedient. My only concern is that she doesn't like any hard dog food I've given her. The vet gave me some healthy samples, but she turns her nose up unless I coat it with cottage cheese. I don't think this will be good for her long term. She wants people food but I'm avoiding that habit. The vet thinks she might have some skin allergies, which restricts her diet even more. Any suggestions??

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-24
    Sounds like you have a great little companion. As far as allergies... here's some thoughts. 1 in 5 dogs suffer from some type of allery, but it's hard treat until you know what the allergy is. There are two different categories of allergies, internal and external. One of the most common types of internal allergy triggers are food. It can be alleviated by avoiding foods with a high gluten content, corn and 'filler' products. When choosing a dog food, the most important ingredient is should contain for your Chihuahua is meat. It can be chicken, beef, fish or lamb, but they need roughly a 40% meat content.Some of the most common Exernal allergies are reactions to Shampoos, conditioners and soaps as well as Flea bites.
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Carol Leroux - 2014-01-22
I have a year old male pom who is beautiful or handsom i guess. He is well behaved and does not bark when told. my vet said it was the first pom she never heard bard. he only yelp a little when he got his shots. he is playful, very cuddly and wants to be with me 24/7. He is 5.6 lbs and is exactly as the pics show. my only question is he hates dog food but loves beef, chichken, fish, some vegs and fruits. is this good or bad?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-22
    As you can see in the diet section above, 'a diet of dry food due to the likelihood of tooth and gum problems'. So you'll have to be careful feeding him other foods.
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Angela Lepaopao - 2014-01-19
also my 2 yrs old  Beauty is so cute,lovable,and very energitic..she has a female puppy named Pretty, I love them both,and Ill toke them where ever I go...they are my life..

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pat - 2014-01-12
my king charle is nearly 2 yr old and toilets the house no mater how long I walk him .any help

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-16
    You could try crate training him, as they won't soil their crate because that's where they sleep. It can help teach them control.
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Bridgett Baker - 2011-01-10
We've had our Japanese Chin for about 1.5 years. She is a sweetie. The previous owner had her for about 3 years. My concern is that she had these scratching fits every couple of days. She starts barking and yelping until we go to her. She stops when we call her name or pet her. The previous owners gave us drops for her ears, but they do not help. Is this common?

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  • Cindy - 2014-01-10
    She is most likely demonstrating a food allergy. Ear infections, Scratching, hotspots, buttdragging or obsessive Paw licking are all symptoms. Just had yo put My girl on venison and potato diet!
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jason - 2010-03-23
I just rescued a dog it is either a shih tzu or a lhapsa opso not sure. I was wondering if there were any distinct differences betweeen the two?

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  • dee - 2010-10-12
    I own both a lhasa and a shih tzu. A huge difference is the length of the legs. The shih tzu has much shorter legs.
  • Ellie - 2013-02-10
    I've got a Lhapsa opso who's 11 weeks old and they're quite similar to a shih tzu.
  • Rosie Veg - 2014-01-10
    A Shih Tzu,(Sheed Zoo) has a smaller Muzzle,like the Pekinese,large eyes,and only has long legs if it's a reg sized Shih Tzu,a toy on will be short about 11' tall, about 9-16lbs and 9-16' long along their back. Males are always on the larger side. I hope this helps? Any q's just ask
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