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Old 05-22-2019, 05:46 PM
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I lost my beloved labrador dog 4 years ago to cancer and have just started to think about owning znother dog. I went to the Blue Cross and fellin love with 2 Chihuahua's Alfie & Eva, I have never owned such tiny dogs but they are delightful and love wach other.I pick them up this Sunday and I am a very nervous new mummy, any tips or advice would be lovely
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:06 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Labs and chihuahuas are very different dogs--not just in size. Just remember they ARE dogs, not tiny little humans! Most chihuahuas have a chip on their shoulders and you have to be careful with interactions with other dogs. I assume that Blue Cross is a shelter? They should be able to tell you about their temperments. Have some beds around that they can fit into together. Get some samples of whatever the shelter feeds, or at least buy a small amount. Bad enough to go to a new home, but with different foods, you might end up with 2 dogs with diarrhea. I use a pen for my chi's. I use adult human pee pads in the pen, so if they can't last the night, I don't have to worry. I open the pens during the day. I use the 'iris' brand of pen. Get a few toys for them. Get some things to chew on---the "Kong" has great samples to chew on. Will they be chipped? If not have that done soon. Leash and harness's too. Get down on your knees, if you are able, and see if there are loose cords etc that the dogs would like to chew on! You can buy some stuff to put on cords etc that attract the dogs that they shouldn't have. I don't know how old these two are or why they ended up at the shelter. Good luck, and we are here to answer any questions you have.
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Chihuahuas don't have the sense of danger that most other dogs do. They will need you to protect them from danger. They are very loving, sweet creatures. Some actually NEED clothing to stay warm. People may tell you they shiver because they are nervous, but most often they are cold. My two shorthairs wear shirts most of the time. Iris pens are the best. Walmart online has them cheaper than some other brands that aren't as nice. Just harnesses for walking, using a collar with a leash can cause serious harm to chihuahuas delicate tracheas. They don't eat much, so you can afford better quality food after they adjust to your home. Of course, you'll want to give them whatever they are used to at first. Get ready to fall in love. Please post pics!
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Hi, I've just joined tapatalk. These are our 2 14 week old Chihuahuas. Zak and Ziggy. They are brothers and tend to fight a lot, but they are calming down a bit. However my main problem is getting them to walk on a lead? Anyone got any hints/tips please?

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