Q: Are Chihuahua puppies hard to housetrain?
A: Just about every difficulty we’ve ever run into with housetraining had more to do with the humans than with the Chihuahua. In order to housetrain a puppy, you must be consistent. Pick a schedule for your puppy and stick with it. Take your puppy to the same places to potty each time, and try to make it the same times each day. If you do these things, housetraining your puppy shouldn’t be difficult. Chihuahuas are no more difficult to housetrain than any other breed of dog, and some say they are much easier to train than most dogs!
Q: Are all Chihuahuas nervous or shakey?
A: NO…most Chihuahuas are not nervous. On average, most do not shiver or shake. However, just about all Chihuahuas will shiver under certain circumstances. When they are cold or frightened is usually when most of the shivering occurs. Often, the very tiny Chihuahuas tend to be a bit more nervous and shivery.
Q: Is it a good idea to buy clothes for my Chihuahua puppy? Will he wear them?
A: The answer to this depends on the puppy and where you live. If you live in a warm enough climate, there really is no need for clothing, unless it gets pretty cold in winter. Chihuahuas are warm weather dogs. They really do not like the cold. So if you live in a cold climate, where the temperature drops in the winter, it would be a good idea to get some sweaters and things for the winter. Will your puppy wear them? Probably, if you begin putting them on his as soon as you get him, while he is still very young. Even then though, sometimes the clothing just irritates the puppy so that they end up chewing them up trying to get them off. But many Chihuahuas wear clothing very well. It is our recommendation that you do not put clothing on your puppy just to be cute though, unless your Chi tolerates it well. If the puppy likes it and keeps it on with no problem, dress him however you would like to. If not, and clothing is not needed due to weather, we recommend that you don’t put your puppy, or yourself, through the bother or trying to keep those clothes on him.
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