Chiweenies have a reputation for being quite destructive. They love to chew on things and leave toys lying around everywhere.
Chiweenies are also known to bark a lot both at night and during the day which can be annoying for everyone including you, your guests and your neighbors.
Taming these wild, little weenies should therefore be high on your list of first priorities when you get them.
Chiweenies are not easy to train. This is due to their stubborn temperament and their tendency to get easily bored.
You will therefore have to truly think outside the box in order to make the training sessions successful.
The good news is that Chiweenies are considered smart falling in the above average intelligence category. This means that with the right techniques and just a bit of patience, you should tame your cute little beast in no time.
Start training early
The earlier you start the training the higher your chances of success. This is because chiweenies are more impressionable at a younger age.
They are also more eager to please you and will therefore actually listen and try their best.
Assert your dominance
Chiweenies, like chihuahuas, love to play boss. They think they are in charge and will not do anything unless they feel they have to.
The best way around this is to be firm during the training. This helps you assert your dominance in which case they are more likely to tow the line.
Kill them with kindness
These pooches may be stuck up but even they cannot resist treats and some praise. So instead of being harsh, just go all out on rewards for when they actually get things right.
Make training fun
Chiweenies get bored very easily which can make training a bit of a nightmare.
If you want to keep their attention, find ways to make things fun including turning simple training sessions into games.
That way, you will have their interest for longer.