There's no reason your Chihuahua can't do the same tricks as bigger dogs. Whether you want her to shake, roll over, or sit pretty, with enough practice and patience she can learn a long list of tricks. Make sure you start small. When you train your Chihuahua to do easy tricks first, you'll be laying the foundation for more complicated tricks and for a strong relationship with your dog.
Be sure to use positive reinforcement and never resort to shouting or hitting as punishment. This can scare your dog and make her unwilling to work with you. Chihuahuas may be small but they are incredibly stubborn, so be sure you lead by showing her what you want and make it fun. You can do this by rewarding good behavior as soon as it happens with tasty treats, and keeping training sessions under 15 minutes.
You can find directions for three tricks below. Read through them and try one or try them all. When you train your Chihuahua fun tricks, you'll increase your bond and have a great way to entertain friends and family.
Stop him from barking so much
Thank you for the question. I have a small dog (and two big dogs) and she is very vocal, too. Small dogs like to be heard and seen, so it is a trait that you have to get used to. There are ways to tone down the barking though. I like the Deal With Triggers Method in this guide: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-beagle-puppy-to-not-bark. Interactive toys that can keep Seger busy and give mental stimulation may help him channel his excess energy somewhere else. Be sure to take him for plenty of walks. He may be small but has a lot of energy to burn off. I suggest white noise in the background, like a fan or music. This does wonders in my home. The Desensitize Method here is also great: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bark. Have especially good treats on hand for the training sessions to encourage Seger to work hard. Train for 10 minutes at a time only and always end the session on a happy note. Good luck and happy training!
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