Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted January 21, 2015
I had a dachshund puppy for about 2 years a couple of years ago and it was, to say the least quite the learning experience. Prior to then, I'd never owned a dog and had no idea what I was getting myself into. I soon learned that this particular breed does better with another of the same, firstly. Next, they need a lot of exercise as they tend to be a bit high strung. On this note, I learned from a trainer at Petco that this is one of the most difficult breeds to potty train. They are very smart, and will challenge you on most of the training exercises that you attempt with them. If you lean towards a miniature Dachshund breed (this was mine), they have a "little dog complex and may occasionally get into run-ins with bigger dogs. However, he was very sweet and loving and did better in the long run with a friend of mine that owned an older Dachshund.