Everybody loves a Wiener dog. Their funny bodies with their short little legs, floppy ears, and pleading eyes make Dachshunds irresistible even to people who claim to dislike small dogs. Also, Dachshunds are natural clowns. They can keep a room in stitches with their antics and coax one more dog cookie out of the strictest disciplinarian. In addition, Dachshunds are great with kids, love to play, and can be extremely affectionate. On the other hand, Dachshunds can sometimes be very willful and hard to train, often bark a lot, and can rival a Labrador Retrievers in their ability to dismantle your furniture.Is this playful and inquisitive breed the right dog for you and your family? Dachshunds For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with this unique breed. Life-long Dachshund fancier and leading pet journalist, Eve Adamson gets you up and running with what you need to know to:Find and communicate with reputable breedersChoose the right Dachshund for youHousebreak and socialize your new puppyEducate yourself and your dogHandle behavioral problemsParticipate in competitionsIn friendly, down-to-earth language, Eve provides insights into the Dachshund temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Dachshund owner should know—along with fun facts and Dachshund trivia, and tips on how to have a great time with your Dachshund. You’ll discover how to:Decide on whether a male or female is right for youFind and choose your new friend and bring him or her homeUnderstand how to communicate with your DachshundTrain your DachshundFind a good trainer and attend classesDeal with emotional conflictsFeed and exercise your DachshundRecognize, prevent and treat common health problemsHave loyal friend for lifeThe indispensable guide for you and your Dachshund, Dachshunds For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this plucky breed of dog.