Chihuahuas are one of the cheeriest dog breeds, but they have definitely way too much energy. They like to jump around, run over the whole place, bark at everything, bite random things… Good lord! If you have a Chihuahua and have no idea of how to control him, you should definitely follow these tips to have a well-behaved doggie:
Control His Temper
If there is something that Chihuahuas lack of, it’s definitely not personality! They have a charming and lovely personality, but once you make them angry you will instantly see how bad their temperament is. They are really hard to keep cool after they get angry unless you have some treats! Treats like bully sticks for dogs will calm them down, but hey! Be careful with what kind of treats you give them.
Another thing that you should be aware of when your Chihuahua is angry is to try to avoid to pet them. It doesn’t matter if your doggie is sweet and not aggressive at all, their anger might drastically change their personality making them be violent. Just let them breathe.
Teach Him Some Skills
Teaching your Chihuahua tricks will definitely help you to control their energy. It will also make them be more disciplined and this will help them control their temperament in the long run without them noticing! If you give them treats as a reward for their achievement or just because they gave it a nice try, your Chihuahua will be thrilled any time you want to teach them new tricks and skills.
One of the most important things that you should teach them NOT to do is jump off the car any time a door opens. When they escape from the car they put themselves, and even you, in danger. It doesn’t matter if it’s an empty parking lot, it’s still dangerous! For that reason, it is completely necessary that you teach them how to stay cool in situations like these.
We know that with these two tips, your Chihuahua’s behavior should see a slow, but significant improvement. Your family, friends, neighbors, and cats will definitely thank you for teaching them how to stay calm, despite the natural impulses that lead them to snap really fast. You can do it, don’t worry. We are here to help you in case of any doubts!
So start training your little doggies for them to befriend more dogs and get social with people as well, while avoiding any type of injuries.