The Dachshund Mind

With a Dachshund, you are not the master, LOL, instead it’s the other way around. Once a Dachshund has your heart (it takes about 1 second), you will be the one doing the bidding.

The ancestors of the Dachshund bred them to hunt quarry on their own. Because it’s part of their DNA, they are independent, resourceful, and adventurous.

Here’s some of the things a Dachshund does:

What Does A Dachshund Do?

A Dachshund will love you to death. They love their people family. They love to sit with you.

A Dachshund will follow it’s nose! It’s all about the nose. Always looking around for new scents, the Dachshund will hone in on scents while on the trail. Most always nose to the ground…

A Dachshund will not be swayed from its mission (while following his nose). Good luck calling or stopping him during this time.

A Dachshund makes it’s own decisions. They were bred to be self-directed. Therefore, they won’t ‘ask’ you what to do, but instead will assume they already know what to do.


A Dachshund can be tough and tenacious having been bred to face off against the badger.

A Dachshund will bark, and I mean bark. Surprisingly loud and enthusiastically. Again, part of the breeding while barking loudly (and for a long time) in an underground badger tunnel.

A Dachshund will squeeze into tight places and will be able to get through fairly small gaps in your fence.

A Dachshund is a problem solver. After you fix that fence gap, he will find another way 😉

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>> Dachshunds – The Owner’s Guide From Puppy To Old Age

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  1. Any idea on house training a mini daxie. Ours is 7 months and its hit and miss – whenever we scould her she looks at us as if to say “yeah ….. and !!!!! she is beautiful in every way . Just when we think she has it all under her belt – we turn around and she has either pooped. or done another wee wee. We know her timings of wee’s but that does not always work. We are now scolding her and putting into a crate – however she sees that as a lovely cozy place and goes straight to sleep and looks at us with those big eyes and says ohhh this is lovely in here!

    Any suggestions x x x x x

    1. For any disciplinary training, the dog must be corrected immediately upon when they misbehaved. If you wait, the dog has no idea why it’s being scolded. If you don’t catch the dog in the act, it’s too late this time for discipline – wait till next time when you catch him ‘in the act’.

      If you’re dealing with potty training, it’s very important to take the time and keep brining the puppy outside to their potty spot. They can’t ‘hold it’ long when they’re a puppy. It’s up to the owner to keep bringing the dog out every so often until the dog begins to understand that they go outside for this. It’s a lot of work, but that’s the way to do it. Say, every few hours for now.

      Hope this helps a bit…

  2. I have a miniature dachshund called button, We potty trained her by taking her out every hour and one time late at night for example 10pm its important to provide routine for your dog and then taking her out at 7 and every 2 weeks you stretch it a bit longer. It also especially helps for dachshunds if they have there own save place where no one touches them so they have a crate and once they are in that crate YOU DO NOT TOUCH THEM UNDER ANY CURCUMSTANCES!!! Just today I taught her how to bring my slippers to me!! (;

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