While this cute little dog does very well in various of locations, in both flats & larger homes with a basic size garden. Chihuahua’s do quite well on their own but come out of their shell when introduced with other pets such as cats and guineapigs, while they do have a reputation for being ‘little yappers’ they are very loyal and loving.
It is noteworthy that supervision with your children should be observed as great care must be taken when handling these small dogs, their bones are fragile and can easily break if dropped from say the height of a couch.
Chihuahua’s may become nippy, and their teeth are razor sharp when puppies, so small children must keep their fingers far away from its mouth, small dogs like Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers etc. also require regular visits to a doggy daycare profession for excessive pampering and grooming, this extra attention away from the family home enforces the dogs ability to receive love and attention from new people and teaches them not to be afraid.
Exercise is really critical to your Chihuahua’s health, if you are unable for whatever reason to go yourself outdoors, you can still exercise your in say the living room, by attaching the lead and simply walking around the available space, perhaps walk in and out between the couch, the sofa or the coffee table, or just call a professional qualified dog walker.
Because of a Chihuahua’s tiny legs, it will seem just like a regular walk; stairs is also great exercise, try taking your dog for a nimble run-up and down the stairs in your flay or home, if you live in a bungalow, just go round in circles with your Chihuahua.