The Dachshunds love to walk and be in the outdoors for long hours. They’re feisty little energetic dogs that love to play. Due to this wild nature, it’s good to secure small ramps near sofas and beds to prevent the dog from hurting his back while jumping around the house.
Dachshies are born to dig. If possible, provide your hound with a place to dig in the yard. If a digging spot is unavailable, he may burrow aimlessly in your blankets, or tear down your sofa, happily look for…well nothing
They have a voracious appetite. This trait makes them prone to musculoskeletal problems if overfed. To prevent obesity and a clogged gut, measure his food and give treats sensibly. Do not leave food where he may be tempted to get it.
Dachshunds need moderate half-mile walks, but he’s capable of four-mile walks. This is a dog that likes to sniff and pee on things. He greatly enjoys tracking rabbits and tunnel rats (safely-caged). Protect the hound’s back by correctly holding him while playing. Put one arm tucked underneath his rear end and the other arm supporting his chest area.