dealschihuahua w/ attitude tin sign for $9.99 + free…

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But I was looking for a teddy for my chihuahua...@ohcheri can't you help?

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Waiting for a mod to tag this #sexy...;-)

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I love small dogs, but can't stand chihuahuas. I've never seen one that was trained to not bark like crazy. I'm much more partial to Papillons and Cavalier King Charles spaniels

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Anyone else get a Chalupa craving all of a sudden?

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por que es tu madre en mi casa?

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@kev50027: "chihuahuas. I've never seen one that was trained to not bark like crazy."

I believe that it can be done, but the demographic inclined to be chi owners just don't bother. My small dog came to me as an adult, confirmed, out-of-control recreational barker. A truck driving by at 2AM would trigger a 4-alarm barkathon. He would even "inform" me that the phone right next to me was ringing! A few weeks of mostly positive reinforcement for "Quiet!" along with the occasional spritz from a plant mister fixed the problem. Today, two years later, he knows he is allowed to bark if there is a real intrusion, but minor irritations rate only an indignant but comically muffled "Murrff". (I stifle a giggle and tell him he's a good boy.)

TL;DR: It's not the dog, it's the owner.

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I love my Chihuahua. He doesn't bark near as much as our goofy pug. One of the smartest dogs I have had the pleasure of calling my own. I think I'm converted.

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Nice writeup at ocheri..."Two holes drilled in the top for easy hanging."

Gross!

:P

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@ginawoot: I agree with you, I have no doubt that chihuahuas are smart. In fact they're probably smarter than most owners of them. I have just never met a chihuahua that was well mannered. I'm sure they're out there, and they're probably great dogs. Certain breeds seem to attract people who aren't willing to punish a dog though, which results in the dog being rotten. The ones I've seen were cute when they weren't trying to bite my ankles or growl at me.

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@ginawoot: How did you train the dog to know if there is a "real intrusion", especially as opposed to, say, the UPS man or a neighbor kid selling Girl Scout cookies, etc?