Updated: Mar 21, 2018
Dachshunds have a vision for how their day should go. Often times going outside to pee is not a part of that vision. Especially if it is remotely moist outside. Since dachshunds are notoriously hard to house break we would like to share some tips to help your ween succeed.
Step 1: Limiting space.
With 7 dogs and 3000 sq ft of laminate, hardwood, rugs, and carpet (aka indoor grass) to do ones business on it would be impossible to keep mistakes from happening. The weens are down right debaucherous if they are given full access to the space. Our solution is to give them less room inside to roam unsupervised. Doors stay closed and we use dog gates to help keep them in common areas.
Step 2: It's always a good time to go for a pee.
Don't wait for your dog to tell you it's time for a pee break. Instead make it a habit to regularly take your dog out to water the flowers. For example we send the dogs out for a pee break about every 30 to 45 minutes.
Step 3: Wait longer.
Dachshunds are incredibly stubborn. It's one of their best qualities really. But you need to be more stubborn than your dachshund. If you put them outside for a pee and they want to come back in without doing the job, wait longer. They will try to convince you that they don't need to go, but they do, and they will. As soon as they do it bring them inside and give them lots of praise.