My Dachshund Puppy, Eko, is 8 months old and he loves to play constantly. Our 14 year old dog, Bastian, doesn’t really care for playing or socializing with Eko. He just enjoys napping.
At an early age, I set up several puppy play dates for little Eko, because socializing a puppy is very important and can determine how puppies will behave as adult dogs.
We had several play dates with a spry Labrador puppy, named Buddy. Buddy and Eko were best friends. They loved to romp around the house together like a couple of wild children.
But, Buddy got way to big and rambunctious, so unfortunately we couldn’t continue having play dates. I was growing more concerned about Eko’s fragile spine, to avoid dachshund ivdd.
Without Buddy around, I knew Eko would eventually become bored at home without a playmate…and I was right.
Eko is still a young puppy and not really ready to start the adult dachshund routine of being content with random naps throughout the day. We can’t have another dog right away, so I had to find alternatives to help burn off his puppy energy.