Thanksgiving is a time to spend with our friends and family, so of course we want our four-legged family members to join in on the fun. However, Thanksgiving can also pose unique risks to our dachshunds, such as poisonous treats and the stress of having so many people in the house. So, if you want… Read more »
Fall Safety Tips for Your Dog
There’s nothing quite like a cool, fall day spent cuddling up with your dog in front of the fire place. However, as much as we and our pets may love fall, there are plenty of dangers lurking out there for our four-legged family members. So, to make sure your dog has a great fall, check… Read more »
How to Housebreak a Dachshund
Dachshunds are an incredibly intelligent breed that can master tricks fairly easily. The one exception to this is housebreaking. Dachshunds are notoriously difficult to housebreak, but it’s not impossible. With time and a lot of patience, your dachshund can be housebroken just like any other dog. Here are some ways you can go about it:… Read more »
Dachshund Colors and Patterns
Many people simply describe their dachshunds as brown, red, gold, etc. But in reality, the colors and patterns of the dachshund breed are much more complicated. Dachshund Colors When someone refers to the solid or self color of a dachshund, they’re referring to the solid base color of a dachshund’s coat. A dachshund can have… Read more »
Why You Should Brush Your Dog’s Teeth
If you want to keep your teeth, dentists say, you need to brush your teeth. The same is true for dogs. Our furry friends are just as susceptible to tooth decay and gum diseases as we are, and that’s why they need good dental hygiene, same as us. So if you own a dog, it’s… Read more »
Summer Safety Tips for Your Dachshund
It’s the dog days of summer, and while the warm weather is a great opportunity to go outside and play with your dachshund, there are also a number of risks. Hot weather can be dangerous to pets, but if you practice some of these safety tips, you can continue to have your fun in the… Read more »
Why You Should Get Pet Insurance
You’ve brought home your new dachshund puppy, and he’s everything you could imagine! But accidents can happen. Maybe your puppy has gotten into your secret chocolate stash, a food that is known to be toxic to dogs. Or maybe time has passed, your puppy is now full-grown, and he’s struggling with the health problems that… Read more »
Caring for Your Dog: Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Protection
At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we love our pups. That’s why we take their health very seriously. Here are some of our favorite tips for dog care and preventing fleas, ticks and heartworm: Fleas: These pests spread fast, so it’s important to take preventative action. Keep flea-spreading wildlife like opossums, raccoons and deer out of your… Read more »
4 Tips for Housebreaking Your Puppy
At Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we understand the excitement that comes with bringing home your very own puppy. However, getting your puppy acclimated to their new home proves a bit difficult when it comes to housebreaking. Never fear; with our help, you can house train your puppy in no time! Follow these four tips for housebreaking… Read more »
Dogs vs. Chocolate: How Toxic is the Sweet to Your Pup?
Chocolate is sweet, smooth, and delicious—for humans, that is. Although dogs love chocolate too, this sweet treat actually proves toxic to your pup, especially when eaten in large amounts. Before you leave your box of chocolates out in the open or sneak your dog a small chocolate treat, read up on how chocolate is toxic… Read more »
What to Know About Dachshund Temperament
Are you getting ready to add a Dachshund to your home? The best way to prepare is first, puppy-proofing your home. Then it’s time to do some research on your soon-to-be furry friend! Luckily, we did the hard part for you. Here’s what you need to know about Dachshund temperament and personality! The Dachshund may… Read more »
Common Dog Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them
Whether it’s a new pup or your seasoned dog, you’re bound to see some behavioral issues crop up. Thankfully, most of them are easy to fix. Here are a few common dog behavior problems that you may run into and how to fix them! Chewing or Digging Often, dogs begin chewing on things or digging… Read more »
Tips for Easing Puppy Teething
Teething can be a difficult stage of puppy growth, both for you and your dachshund. At around three months of age, your puppy will likely begin losing their baby teeth in exchange for a fresh set of adult chompers and you must be prepared! The puppy teething process & symptoms The teething process generally lasts… Read more »
4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog
We’ve all been there before. You’re eating dinner and you look down—there’s your dog, waiting their share. Do you give them a piece of what you’re eating, or get out the dog food to make sure they’re satisfied? (Even though, as we know, this rarely works!) Well, if you’re going to feed your dog some… Read more »
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How to Puppy-Proof Your Home for Your New Mini Dachshund
Are you preparing to invite a new pup into your home? Mini Dachshunds are an amazing choice for a new lifelong friend, but there are some steps you can take to make sure that your home is ready for a puppy! Tuck trash away A garbage can is full of interesting smells and your puppy… Read more »
I Have Retired My Patti Ann, and now She Has Her very Own Family.
This little girl is now 7 years old, and has been spayed, and just got her teeth cleaned. She is a very sweet little girl, and only weighs 8 1/2 lbs. She would make a very good lap dog, and she has 2 very be gorgeous piercing blue eyes.
How to Care for Your Dog’s Ears
Few people realize the importance of caring for your pup’s ears on a regular basis. By doing so, you’re reducing their chance of ear infections, excess wax buildup and discomfort. Here are a few things to know about dog ear care and how to keep them happy and healthy! Look out for strange behavior As… Read more »
Could You Be Stressing Your Dog Out?
For most, their dogs are a huge stress reliever. After all, there’s nothing better than coming home from a long day and seeing your pup waiting to greet you! That’s why it can be shocking to learn that many owners accidentally stress their dogs out without realizing they’re doing so. Here are a few things… Read more »
Advantages of the Dachshund Breed
Dachshunds are “icons” in the purebred dog community due to their small, lovable stature and their sought-after, big personalities. However, Dachshunds offer much more. Here are just a few amazing benefits that this breed has to offer to a home! Your own personal security guard Though small, Dachshunds are known for being both loyal and… Read more »