Have you ever been shopping with your Dachshund, or other small 4-legged friend, and looked down to see this problem? I swear the girls make it a point to go under every piece of furniture when we are in a store in order to get wrapped around a chair leg as often as possible. Then when they can't follow me they look up with those big brown eyes and say "help! please?" as if it wasn't their fault at all and they can't imagine how they got themselves in this predicament.
So, I started thinking about other problems that Dachshunds have:
- They are just within the slime zone; approximately 10" above any finish surface and 16" under any slobbering large dog.
- Treats tend to hide from them in various forms of pockets requiring them to go against their morals and chew threw any fabric, leather does present a problem but is quickly solved.
- Treats tend to disappear on their own so they must be watched constantly and guarded over for hours. Just in case.
- Due to their small size Dachshunds are expected to share. They prefer to have their own bowl, full to the rim of course. Seconds if possible.
- Because of their potential back problems they have to stretch out while lying on the bed or the couch with their humans. It's in the name of prevention. Give them as much room as possible.
- Speaking of beds, Dachshunds need to hone their tunneling skills to keep them sharp for outside adventures. Blankets provide the perfect den experience and must be used for practice even if the bed is perfectly made. In a pinch a basket of laundry will do.
- Incessant barking is not to annoy humans, but practice for being underground. They have to keep their vocal cords in shape....just in case their is a hole around that must be inspected.
Can you think of other problems dachshunds come across on a daily basis? How about your dog? Any hardships your dogs must endure? Let us know and share it with #dachshundproblems.