Helping your Chihuahua overcome his fear may take some work, but it isn’t impossible. Plenty of patience and gentle guidance through these obstacles is usually what he needs to succeed. A Chihuahua that isn’t afraid is much more relaxed inside and outside of the home and less prone to stress that can affect their more fragile physical health. A less fearful Chihuahua is also easier to adjust to things like guests or new pets in the home, small children, and loud noises.
Getting a dog over their fears is often a time-consuming task and Chihuahuas especially may take longer than most dogs to show progress. It’s much easier to condition a puppy to these scary things than it is an adult, but most Chihuahuas will respond to training at any age with the right amount of persistence and care.