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3 Great Ways To Strengthen Your Bond With Your Chihuahua

Chances are, if you own a Chihuahua, you pretty much share your life with her. Most Chihuahuas rarely leave their owner’s side – whether on the couch, at the dinner table, or under the covers at night. This is a pretty good life, but there are ways you can build an even better relationship with your Chihuahua, which will give her an even more fulfilling life. The following are 3 great ways to strengthen your bond with your Chihuahua.

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Image Source: Brando.n Via Flickr

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#1 – Training

Just because your Chihuahua is a little dog, it does not mean that he doesn’t need and enjoy training! Training gives your Chihuahua the mental stimulation he needs while strengthening your relationship. When you and your Chihuahua train together, you are learning to communicate with each other and that goes a long way to create a lasting bond.

#2 – Play

Play is an easy and fun way to bond with your Chihuahua. Any game he enjoys is fine, just as long as you’re doing it together! Agility trainers encourage play with their students because they have found it creates dogs that listen better and work harder for their owners.

#3 – Learn Your Chihuahua’s Language

What better way to improve your relationship and deepen your bond than to understand your Chihuahua better? In order to do that, you need to learn how they communicate through body language. Dr. Sophia Yin’s website has a host of free body language posters that can help you learn to speak “dog,” which your Chihuahua will greatly appreciate.

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Written by Kristina Lotz
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