#housebreaking

Otto, the Strong Willed, Long Haired Miniature Dachshund (he said, part 4)

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“He likes to stop walking and stare into the distance.

We give him a few minutes as a courtesy, and then get started again.

We use treats and flattery.

He responds when we say, good boy.

Our relationship has grown from working together as a team.

We have a shared responsibility training him.

He is the warm up act to having children.”

Otto, the Strong Willed, Long Haired Miniature Dachshund (he said, part 3)

 

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“Getting outdoors and seeing Central Park has been great.

We have interacted with more people than before getting Otto.

On the other hand, Otto has been a test to our relationship.

We have to get up earlier to walk him, so we are operating on less sleep.

Also, teaching him to walk on a leash has been challenging because he get distracted very easily.”

Otto, the Strong Willed, Long Haired Miniature Dachshund (he said, part2)

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“We googled breeders and my girlfriend found a reputable breeder.

We waited two months for a litter and we’ve had him for three months.

It’s been tough when he’s pooped all over the apartment, and it’s ongoing.

We share the cleanup evenly.”

Otto, the Strong Willed, Long Haired Miniature Dachshund (he said, part1)

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“We originally had a cat and unfortunately she passed away.

We were thinking about getting a new pet and we decided to go for a dog, a sausage dog, specifically.

We’ve always loved them.

They are smart, intelligent and they look hilarious.

It’s a good mix.”

Otto, the Strong Willed Miniature Long Haired Dachshund Puppy (she said, part 5)

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“On the good side, he is something we wanted for so long and makes us feel like a family.

We got engaged in October and got Otto in November.

Having Otto is a symbol of our future, moving forward.

He is a shared responsibility and he’ll be the dog she have when we have kids.”

Otto, the Strong Willed Miniature Long Haired Dachshund Puppy (she said, part 4)

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“The hardest thing about having him has been the potty training.

The fifth time at night wiping dog pee off the floor can be frustrating.

Dachshunds can be very strong willed, but we knew this going into it.

He also has a passion for shoes, ┬áthe recycling bin and unrolling the toilet paper– the length of the whole apartment.”