How to Train a Dachshund to Be Alone: 4 Simple Tips

By Muhammad Anas 2 Min Read
How to Train a Dachshund to Be Alone


We’ve all felt that pang of guilt when our Dachshunds just can’t stand to be away from us. It can be a very stressful situation for both them and us. But fear not! We have some tried-and-true techniques to help your little long dog feel more secure when you’re not around.

1. Kennel Time While You’re Home

  • Daily kennel time while you’re home is essential. Use a kennel, gated area, or playpen.
  • Put your Dachshund in the kennel when you:
    • Take a shower.
    • Walk outside to get the mail.
    • Make a meal.
  • Scatter broken-up soft dog treats around the kennel to create a positive association.

2. A Tired Dachshund is a Happy Dachshund

  • Physical exercise helps keep your Dachshund healthy and relaxed.
  • Take them for a nice walk before you leave.

3. Create a Safe Space

  • Provide a comfortable and secure area for your Dachshund.
  • Prevent destructive behavior and keep them safe from hazards.
  • Consider using an exercise pen or puppy playpen.

4. Change Your Leaving Routine

  • Randomize your departure cues (e.g., putting on shoes, grabbing your coat).
  • Avoid verbal cues like “Be good” or “I’ll be back.”

Remember, patience and consistency are key. Start with short periods of alone time and gradually increase duration. Keep those treats random, and soon your Dachshund will feel more at ease when you’re away!

Disclaimer: Always consult with a professional dog trainer or veterinarian for personalized advice.

Feel free to ask if you need more information or additional tips!

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