putting sweaters on him
watching him interact with others
We just brought him in from being an outdoor dog, after his sister passed away from what we believe was cancer. He was awfully lonely outside since he lived with his parents and sister his whole life. Although once he came in and was given anxiety medication he’s been a great boy. He doesn’t bark unless he needs something or is greeting us. This is only a special case though because his beagle mother never barked unless mandatory. He only really had accidents when we thought he wouldn’t needs his medication. He grew up with small kids and when introduced to my second cousin he was gentle and allowed her to make the first move to their interaction. Cole also understands that our dachshunds are extremely small and is very timid about trying to play fight. He doesn’t try when they want him, and one time when he tried he barked scaring the two. He is the biggest dog we ever had in our house and he’s an absolute sweetheart.