When did you pick out your dachshund puppy?
You may have picked him or her out weeks ago and have been impatiently watching your pup grow, or you may have just learned about him yesterday and are trying to get your ducks in a row so you’re ready.
How long do dachshunds usually live at home?
Dachshunds can live an average of 12-15 years so you need to have a financial plan to meet their medical needs. Make sure to have your new puppy examined by a veterinarian within the first 1-3 days it’s home with you (make the appointment before your puppy actually comes home).
Do you need back surgery for a dachshund?
Signing up when your Dachshund is a puppy is important because no pet insurance covers pre-existing conditions. Dachshunds are prone to back issues. At least 25% will have an issue in their lifetime and many will require surgery. Surgery can range from $5,000 to $10,000, with it most typically being toward the higher end.
When to get pet insurance for a dachshund?
Reasons to get pet insurance for your Dachshund puppy right away include: Signing up when your Dachshund is a puppy is important because no pet insurance covers pre-existing conditions. Dachshunds are prone to back issues. At least 25% will have an issue in their lifetime and many will require surgery.
What happens in the first week with a new dachshund?
Getting a new dachshund puppy is the beginning of a lifetime of memories together. Preparing for the first week is not only the responsible thing to do, but it also means you get to spend more time with your puppy once she comes home – that’s the biggest payoff of all.
When do you start to socialize your dachshund?
At 8-9 weeks (when most puppies come home from a breeder), you’ll probably start with a simple puppy socialization class. When your puppy is old enough, they will move on to a basic puppy manners class. There are many things you can do to socialize your puppy.
What should I do for my new dachshund puppy?
A soft blanket, snuggle hound, crate, calming chews, and lots of love and attention/reassurance can help the puppy adjust. Your new puppy may be anxious leaving littermates, Mom, and moving to a new house with new people.
Is there such a thing as a miniature dachshund?
I’ve become pretty knowledgeable about the Dachshund breed, both standard and miniature Dachshunds, in the 18 years since I became a Dachshund owner. Note: there are only two official sizes in the US where I live – Tweenie is a casual “classification” not recognized by the AKC and there is no such thing as a “toy” or “teacup” Dachshund.