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    need some advice on chihuahua

    Hi umm i have a chihuahua and i was wondering if i should teach her how to sit and stuff like other dogs. I was hoping you could give some advice. Also do u know what it means when a dog keeps snorting? My chihuahua keeps doing that Thanks!

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    A chihuahua is no different than any other dog, I would definately teach the essential basic commands like come, sit, stay etc. Not only is it a good bonding time, it also teaches her place in the pack and it could also save her life one day.

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    I agree, teach her the commands. In fact, the best thing to do if you can is obedience training, I can't tell you how much it has helped my Roscoe. You may want to do private lessons though, since larger dogs usually go to the group classes. Good luck!

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    oo ok thanks! does anyone know how to train her commands by ourself or should i do obideience class?

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    I suggest taking her to basic obedience classes and starting there!

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    Hi there! I am a fellow chihuahua owner. I have a few friends who have chihuahuas too and they can be a little difficult to train because most chihuahua owners spoil thieir little ones and let them get away with a lot. Personally, I have not taken Guapo, my chihuahua, to obedience because he has been quite easy to train but all my friends have done obedience with their chihuahuas and it has worked quite well!! Good luck! I hope to see some pictures of your dog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessika
    I suggest taking her to basic obedience classes and starting there!
    I agree! It's a wonderful experience

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    Basic commands can be taught by a rookie of you get a good guide and follow it closely. Obedience lessons might help both of you learn a lot, though, and will help you teach more than the bare minimum basic commands. If you go to a small-dog obedience training class, it could also help with her socialization.
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    My chihuahuas are kinda stubborn and don't learn tricks well. They're as smart as can be but they do what they feel like doing most of the time. That snorting is reverse sneezing and is very common in chihuahuas. My small one snorts frequently but my large one only snorts occasionally. It's nothing to worry about. Good luck with your pup


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    thanks you guys! Oh and my chihuahua is 4 years old...so do u still think i should let her take an obdience class? And about how much is the class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chealy731
    thanks you guys! Oh and my chihuahua is 4 years old...so do u still think i should let her take an obdience class? And about how much is the class?
    Oh definitely! A dog is never too old to learn basic training!!

    And prices vary significantly depending on where you go. I know when I was at PetCo their prices were... $95 for a six-week session (met once a week, but if you needed additional help you could come in early/stay late or come in on an off day etc).

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    ok thanks! i'll try to find a good obdience class!

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    My Chihuahua snorts too. I definitely suggest taking an obedience class with your chihuahua. I've never taken a class with my chihuahua because he was a rescue who was abused for 6 years before I got him. He's afraid of everything. I have taken an obediance class with my pug though and it was wonderful.


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    each pet? cause i have more than 1 dog.

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    I do believe you pay per pet, but just to be sure call the facility before hand and ask, some may have different policies.

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