Designate an area for your dachshund that is away from walls, cords, or any wooden corners to prevent destructive chewing.
Playpen: When I leave for the day, my dachshunds stay in a puppy playpen on top of an easy to clean floor. They enjoy their special space to relax, play, or take a nap. You can add a couple of chew toys and a blanket to help them feel comfortable and stay entertained.
Using a designated doggie area helps keep them from jumping up and down from high places (to protect their backs from IVDD) and protect my furniture and carpets. I use this puppy playpen (from Amazon) and I picked up a scrap piece of vinyl flooring from the hardware store for underneath.
Kennels: If you don’t have enough room for a playpen, you can use a dog kennel. Keep in mind, some doxies will try to escape. Cheaper metal kennels are bendable, so the dachshund’s strong teeth can bend the bars quite easily.
I prefer the “gorilla tough” locking mechanism on the main kennel door…yep, even for a small dachshund. Depending on the attempted escapes, I also add extra clipping locks or carabiners when my dog would unlock his door. Keep your expectations high enough to stay one step ahead of your clever dachshund.
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