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Some Amazing Facts About Training Dachshunds

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Old October 7th 04, 02:22 PM
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Some Amazing Facts About Training Dachshunds

....And why you shouldn't even think about training your Dachshund
until you read every word of this letter!

Scolding and punishing does NOT work for Dachshunds ...and it can
make your dog even harder to train!

Dachshunds can be easily housebroken ...but popular housetraining
methods often backfire with these dogs! (Find out the right way

Dachshunds have a special mental "trigger" that can be used to make
them obey your every command like you had a special "doggie remote


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Some of them sell their dogs for huge sums of moe even though they lack
the quality to support the price.

Some count on the ignorance of buyers to sell their dogs, instead of
working on the actual quality of their breedings.

Some try to fool buyers by presenting themselves as knowledgable. An
educated buyer won't be fooled.

The main vicitims of some breeders are buyers who tend to believe the best
in other poeple.

Some breeders actually object to information being provided on seeking a
knowledgable responsible breeder. They object to advice on seeking
*proof* that a breeder has taken steps to avoid genetic health problems.
They object to advice that explains that even a "Champion" can have
incorrect temperament, and genetic health problems.

Some breeders fail to check their breeding dogs for genetic health
problems. Too often lack of knowledge is not the reason, just lack of
caring about the dogs or the people who get them.

Of course some breeders are not like this at all. Some breeders are
knowledgable, caring and responsible. A bit of knowledge will help you
find a breeder who truly cares about breed health and temperament, not
*just* about breed looks.

How can you protect yourself?

If you want a "show quality" dog understand that no responsible breder
will represent a dog as "show quality" until it has proven itself in the
actual show ring.

Until it succeeds in the show ring it is only "show prospect."

A "match" is not a show.

In some breeds puppies may do well in the show ring, yet utterly fail as

If you don't understand exactly what it is that makes a dog a "champion"
(or not one) there is little point in you seeking a "show prospect" much
less a "show quality" dog. That does not mean avoiding show dog breeders.
It just means understanding that the difference between "show qualtiy" and
"pet quality" is purely suitabilty for the show ring. If you don 't plan
on showing a "pet quality dog" is every bit as wonderful as a "show
quality" one.

If you don't know the differences between the different lines running in
the show ring you don't yet know enough to know what you are getting when
someone claims a "show prospect." Avoid looking for "show prospects"
until you can develop your eye for form and structure. It just takes
practice and experience. Does that mean you should *avoid* a show
prospect? Not at all. It is just an irrelevant consideration if you have
no feel for the actual qualities involved. Paying more for a "show
prospect" when you don't really understand what that means just opens the
door to making you a victim. Your ignorance makes you an easy target,
easily persuaded that something is what it is not.

So if "show prospect" is irrelevant then what IS relevant? Well two
things, both of which show that the breeder actually cares about the dogs
and the people who get them. (1) Contributing to the improved health of
the breed - genetic testing, pedigree research, submission of results to
an open publicly accesible data base, follow up on all puppies placed,
knowledge of health of relatives (2) Contributing to the welfare of dogs -
contribution to the success of rescue, knowledge enough to provide
guidence in raising and living with the dog, restricting sales so as to
reduce the risk of bad breeding decisions, commitment to the welfare of
the dogs produced (steps to prevent the dog from being given up, placed

Diane Blackman

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