Entertaining Your Chihuahua

Keeping your Chihuahua Happy

Chihuahuas are blessed with a huge abundance of energy and as a consequence they can easily become bored. A bored Chihuahua will certainly become a mischievous Chihuahua and they will get themselves into all kinds of trouble. If you want a happy well behaved pet you will have to provide him with some entertainment.

Make sure you put aside some time to spend with your Chihuahua on a daily basis. At this time all your attention should be focused on your dog and try to make it the same time each day. It is very important that you give all your attention to your dog during this time.

Don’t forget to play with your dog, roll around on the floor with him, throw him a ball, chase him about. Chihuahuas need playtime to expend some of that energy they accumulate.

Take your dog for a walk. Don’t use the same route each day, vary it so that he can experience different sights, sounds and smells. Spend at least 30 minutes a day walking your Chihuahua. It’s good for your pet and you’ll feel the benefit as well.

Whenever possible take your dog somewhere where you can safely let him off his lead and allow him run around. This is very important for his health and it’s a great way to allow him to work off his excess energy. If possible do this for at least half an hour each day. If you can’t try to let him run around at least 3 times a week. Don’t get in trouble with the law! Make sure that it is legal to let him off his lead in area you have chosen.

Get some toys that your Chihuahua can play with when you are not around. Things that he can chew are perfect. Spend quiet time with your dog as well. Just sit calmly with him. You can use this time to groom him or just to pet and talk to him.

If you don’t have enough time to spend with your Chihuahua one solution is to get another one. Chihuahuas don’t usually get on with other animals but they do enjoy the company of their own breed. By doing this you will provide your Chihuahua with a companion and a playmate for the times you are too busy. You will still have to make sure you give them enough time and attention though!

6 Comments on "Entertaining Your Chihuahua"

  1. I love this site! It’s has so many great tips for just about everything! but as for Chi’s not getting along with other animals,this is untrue, for my Chi anyway. I have two house cats and they get along great with my pup. They even gard her from digging around and getting into trouble!

  2. Thanks Rose, I’m glad you enjoyed the site. Were the cats in the house before the Chi arrived? That helps with getting them to accept the others “presence”. I think my article is a generalisation to be honest but pretty true in many cases. I’m glad your cats are getting on with your pup. In my case my tom cat thought of my new Chi as a playmate. Our she cat wouldn’t let him come anywhere near her initially. Now they simply avoid each other.

  3. My parents got a cat and a chi at the same time, and they grew up together. They played around and had endless fun. Of course, the chi thought she was the “big dog” even when the cat (male) grew to twice her size. She would even harass the cat until he started cleaning her fur with his tongue, and then she would be completely still while enjoying it. This happened almost every day. They also slept together on the couch sometimes. It was the cutest thing! We also let them loose in the garden and it was really fun to watch how the chi could actually outrun/outmaneuver the cat!
    He was a great cat, the calmest I have ever seen. I’m sad to say he’s no longer with us as he was killed by a car. Afterwards, you could really sense that the chi missed him. My parents decided to get another chi though, and now she is happy again 🙂

  4. i have a 12 weeks old Chihuahua and this is going to be it first christmas so wish me luck and hope i goes good.

  5. Congratulations, Trey. We also just got a 12 week old Chihuahua (Lola) and are hoping she and our Cavalier Spaniel become good friends. Good luck!

  6. shirley decker | October 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm |

    I have 2 Chihuahuas.10yr.and 1yr.and 3wks.They made friends but it took a long time.Now they play, enjoy rides and walks.They need more socialization although they have a comfortable home life.I dress them buying cute clothes from petedge.If I need to board them we have a pet daycare supervized by a pet trainer.Pets are treated exceptionally nice and well cared for.

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