Dachshunds are special dogs and every owner of a dachshund needs to understand dachshund behavior in order to handle the dog in situations such as training. Dachshunds are genetically aggressive. They may be small dogs but do not let the size fool you. They are very ferocious. Dachshunds are aggressive to both strangers and other dogs. Dachshunds do not like unfamiliar people and environments. Dachshunds can also be aggressive towards children and surprisingly their owners too. Dachshunds get Irritable when punished and not shown affection. When this happens they are likely to respond defensively bringing out their aggression. They are also very possessive of their toys, especially if the dachshund has never had a toy before. They are mostly aggressive particularly if they have had previous bad experience or are unsocialized. Dachshunds often display jealousy tendencies when they want attention, so spend a lot of quality time with them. Put a stop to early signs of jealousy as soon as you spot them.
Dachshunds are playful fun loving dogs. They are generally a breed of energetic, lively and charming dogs. They are also very affectionate and love to cuddle. They crave human companionship. For an emotionally healthy dachshund and to avoid bad dachshund behavior that may result from neglect loneliness and boredom, find time to play with your dog and to pet him and cuddle up.
Dachshunds are a very Intelligent and clever breed. When they do not follow instructions sometimes it is not because they are stupid but they just choose to ignore you. So choose the right time to train the dachshund especially when he is in a good mood. Particularly, it can be difficult to house train dachshunds because of their stubbornness. Indeed this dachshund behavior can make it very frustrating to teach them anything but persistence is necessary.
Dachshunds have loud barks. This is often a very annoying dachshund behavior especially if the dachshund is always barking and won’t stop. Some dachshunds have barking problems and will bark for no reason at all. Dachshunds are alert watchdogs who do not like strangers and so they bark when there are strangers around to protect their domain. They are very good watch dogs and bark to raise alarm if there is an intruder. On the other hand they are not yard dogs and should not be left outside unsupervised they can be very destructive and pose danger to anyone who comes into the compound. In any case don’t like being left outside or isolated from their human family. Dachshunds are devoted and loyal to their masters. They do not like being left alone. It is when they are left alone that they develop separation anxiety
Dachshunds are burrowers by nature so they will definitely dig around. If dachshunds are let loose, they will ruin your garden and dig holes all over the yard. The best way to avoid this is to keep your dachshund busy and make him exercise so that he has no energy left for digging around. You could also create a patch where he is allowed to dig. If you notice any dachshund behavior that is harmful and uncontrollable, seek the help of a professional.