(Closed) any other minature pinscher owners out there?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a min pin growing up, and she was awesome. 🙂

I can’t relate to your situation – I’ve never had a dog act like that. Is he healthy?

Post # 5
1815 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a minpin! She’s a total diva, but she’s the love of my life!

I don’t have the problems you’re having, but I can relate to what you said about the ‘attitude’…it’s their way, or no way. They’re called the ‘King of the Toys’ (as in small dogs) for a reason…they are total divas!

I would just keep at it. Make sure he know’s YOU are in charge. I’m sorry I can’t be of much help :/

Post # 6
556 posts
Busy bee

I have a 3 year old male min pin. He is my life- I will say he was a LOT more hyper when he was younger and he totally chilled as he got older. We did work really really hard at leash training and socializing him. What kind of leash do you use? We do not use one of those retractable leashes. Our friends who use one on their male have a lot of issues. When we babysat for that min pin, we used a normal short leash and a few gentle tugs, made him walk next to us (NEVER In FRONT) even if you have to keep the leash short, and eventually the guy we were babysitting even improved. They are very very smart and can learn, you just have to be super firm and assertive. 

Post # 7
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

We had a minpin for about a year when I was in high school. We were the third owner in nine months for him, since he was a problem dog that no one could handle.  We had to have him put down because of his behavior problems, unfortunately. I still feel bad for poor Jojo.

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