Despite their miniature size, Chihuahuas are full of charisma. They can seem fearless as they take on people and other dogs much bigger than them with tenacity.
Though it may not be obvious while your Chihuahua is a puppy that basic obedience will be important, Chihuahuas benefit greatly from obedience training. Training will develop self-control and build confidence, both of which are extremely important for your Chihuahua.
Chihuahuas are eager to please as well as being sensitive and somewhat prone to being fearful, so be careful during training that your pup is enjoying the activity as much as you are.
Very attached to me but fearful even with favorite foods when I start to work on command like sit, stay and will slink away
We have had her 1 year and she walks well and likes to be cuddled
Hello, if Jili is fearful, I suggest keeping the training sessions short - such as 2-5 minutes per lesson. Once she gets more comfortable and responds, you can train her in longer spurts. Perhaps group lessons would be good for her, to help her gain confidence. Most dogs love the excitement, the companionship of other dogs, and the fun of treats for reward. To help Jili gain confidence, try the Picnic Method several times and then incorporate a little bit of training there: https://wagwalking.com/training/be-independent. This may take months but while the weather is warm and pleasant, it is an excellent time to start. If Jili likes cuddling and walks, that is a great start to trust - keep working with her and showing her love. All the best!
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