This is my first time raising a dog. I had a chow but had to get rid of him "Chuco" cause he chewed up the housel.
I have a chihuahua who 5 months old. Black with brown socks and brown under her cola (tail) and two brown dimples. She weighs 5 pounds and is spoiled with me. She sleeps with me ever since she was a puppy, she thinks I'm her mom I beleive.
She's so playful and attentive and I think she is going into heat. She was humping on her little bed, but she is not swollen so I beleive she is beginning stages of heat.
Her name is Chiquita and she had double teeth. She lost 4 teeth and each time she lost them she would place them in my hand or in front of me where i can find them. She is too smart.
She goes potty in a kitty litter box with kitty litter and it works. She has been going in there for a couple of months and basically learned on her own. I just say "good girl" and give her a little scooby snack which she shyly accepts after running in circles a bit.
That's great how quickly she has learned to use it. Many people train their small dogs to use a litter box. Just be careful not to use clumping cat litter, as they can ingest it, and it is also dusty. Here is a good link on litter box training a dog.
i kitty litter trained my chihuahuas so they can go outside, and inside which ever is more confertable for them. trust me its a great thing once you think of it. see when the weather starts getting crapy your chihuahuas will basicly refuse to releave itself outside, so if it can be confertable going inside, its the best that can happen.
as the saying goes...when life gives you lemons, make lemonaid. :D