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6 Things You Should Know About Your Chihuahua

Beverley Hills Chihuahua 1, Beverley Hills Chihuahua 2, Beverley Hills Chihuahua 3, Legally Blond 1 and Legally Blond 2, BOLT, and Chihuahua the Movie – apart from these, there are many other movies that talk about the stories of these beauties and might have inspired you to have one. Chihuahuas featured in the movies are very well-trained but the fact is that Chihuahuas are notoriously known for their naughtiness and tough nature to train and housebreak. Here are 6 things you should know about your Chihuahua.

1.     Habitat

Chihuahuas do not like to change their habitat twice or more. They like their homes which is why they are easy to restrict inside the premises of your house. Their negative behavior towards change in habitat may make it difficult for you to move. The ideal age of Chihuahuas for housebreaking is from 6-12 months, when their brains develop very fast and become accustomed to their current habitat.

2.     Attention-Seekers

Even grown up Chihuahuas are like young babies. They want your attention, and for this, they may compete with your kids. Chihuahuas are also known for biting when their desires are not fulfilled or when they are not fully attended. They don’t cause serious bite damages but if you have babies or young kids at home then Chihuahua is not the right breed for you. So play with them often and feed your Chihuahua with good food to keep them healthy

3.     Not a Pocket Pet

We see beautiful women carrying Chihuahuas in their arms and purses in movies. But Chihuahuas literally don’t like being a fashion accessory or becoming a pocket pet. Chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog breed that loves running, walking or jumping and sometimes hanging out with its big brothers (aka dogs of other breeds).

4.     Perfect Jumpers and Climbers

Chihuahua is a breed that loves jumping and climbing. They can climb up to 2 feet so beware and keep your kitchen locked or put sensitive things like knives, forks and electrical equipment at the height of at least 2 feet or above.

5.     Warmth-Lovers

Chihuahuas love warmth because they get cold very easily. Your Chihuahua can easily fall ill so make sure to keep it covered in a blanket while resting. Socks and woolen jackets are easily available in the market in vibrant colors for your mini pooch.

6.     Crate Training

Crate training can solve a number of problems. Firstly, Chihuahuas want personal space and security. Living in a crate for a few hours can make them feel secured at home. Secondly, you can easily travel by air, rail, or road while your Chihuahua will rest in the crate instead of throwing a tantrum in the plane.

Apart from these common habits, every Chihuahua differs in nature. Bringing a puppy Chihuahua home can help you to understand the nature of your pet easily.

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