Dogs love the security of knowing what to do and what not to do. And their teacher is the person they come to view as their trusted leader. They look up to that person, they believe in that person. They trust that person to do anything with them, to handle them in any way necessary.
You want yourself to be that person. Which is why YOU must always be the one to train your dog. You have heard of dog training schools that promise to take your dog to their establishment and train him for you, then send him home to you?
Dogs are not robots who can be programmed by someone else to listen to you and do what you say. Dogs listen to you and do what you say when they respect you, and they respect you only when you are the teacher and leader who earns their respect. No one else can do that for you, you have to do it yourself.
An educated dog is a true companion, while an uneducated dog is just a casual pet. He looks at you and reads your facial expressions and body language. He listens carefully. He pieces together individual words into complex actions. Visit Tiffany Chihuahuas website for useful information.
If your chihuahua puppy won’t even accept minor things such as clipping his toenails, or cleaning his teeth, or dropping a toy, or sitting quietly while you attach his leash. If your dog barks back at you, or pesters you, or won’t shut up, when people come to the door, or dashes away from you, or won’t come when he’s called, then he’s certainly not going to accept some major things you might need to do with him to take proper care of him.
You simply cannot take proper care of your dog….
If you want your dog to be the follower……YOU must be the leader!