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How to Train a Japanese Chin

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The Japanese Chin, also referred to as the Japanese Spaniel, is a toy breed that developed in Japan. They stand about 9 inches tall and weigh between 4 and 7 pounds. They have a long, soft coat that comes in black and white or red and white color variations.

The Japanese Chin is very intelligent dog that is alert. They are a bit snippy and may bite if handled too roughly. To care for this breed you will need to brush their coat every day, and you will also need to clean their ears and eyes daily.

Do you want a small companion dog that is very intelligent, charming, and dainty, almost cat-like in attitude?

Japanese Chin, also called Japanese Spaniel or simply Chin, is a toy breed with royalty origins.

Despite the name, the Japanese Chins are widely believed to have originated from China. Somehow it reached Korea, and it was eventually given as a gift to esteem diplomats of Japan and to other foreigners as well. Ever since, they were bred as lap pets for empresses, princesses, and the who’s who in Asian royalty. They were indeed dogs for nobility.

They were quickly becoming the most popular royal breed in Japan and so their name was changed to reflect their popularity.

Chins are naturally, docile and mild-mannered little dogs. Unlike most toy breeds, they are dignified and calm in their actions. They are happiest curled up beside their owners.

It’s important to socialize Japanese Chins as early as possible. A properly socialized Japanese Chin will grow up to be loving, mild-mannered but playful when stimulated.

They have minds of their own and they require consistent leadership from you. Establish your alpha role and always be firm but never harsh in dealing with Japanese Chins.

Japanese Chins are one of the quietest dog breeds. They are naturally non-barkers. They will only bark if there is a complete stranger or something out of the ordinary has occurred. They will never bark incessantly about trivial things.

Companionship is important for this breed. They are miserable if left alone for long stretches of time. Japanese Chins are not for people who lead busy lives. Leaving them alone for a long duration of time or too often may cause behavioral problems. They may become too aggressive even to the family. In some cases once they develop this behavior they cannot be trusted with children.

Grace and elegance are characteristics often displayed by Japanese Chins. Also, they are immaculate creatures. You will often see them clean and wash their faces with their cute paws. Their long coats have no odor and they don’t shed a lot. They are so clean that they need less frequent bathing.

Due to their innate neatness, they are very easy to house train It is easy to train them with the use of house training pads, or even a litter box, by limiting their area until they have mastered the use of the pads or litter box. Instinctively, they don’t want dirty and smelly surroundings.

They are very warm and affectionate. Japanese Chins are perfect therapy dogs. They will enjoy the amorous activity as much as the patients needing the therapy. They are also naturally good with other dogs and pets.

Great deals of exercise are not required for Chins. Daily walks are enough. Be very wary about their sensitivity with extreme temperatures, particularly heat. They don’t have lots of serious health issues; just a tendency to wheeze and snore because of their short snouts.

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Comments

  • August 6, 2016

    Help!! I think I have created a monster!!! Give me a pit bull and I can train it to do anything, worked with dogs training, grooming, and have been a vet tech, ect, all my life! I bought my first chin when she was 6 years old and had been a breeder dog raised in an indoor outdoor run by a very responsible, woman who gave the dogs a fair amount of socialization and attention but was a business lady never the less! With in a short amount of time I had her leash trained and 90% housebroken though going down steps she never conquered. When she was gone I missed her terribly to the point of depression…enter chin #2 a 4 mo. Old puppy!! Very quiet and calm for about a week! Then she started to uh…wake up shall we say, and she was so playful and sweet and cute and I played with her…ALOT! First she would go on a puppy pad…or not so I started working on crate training and outside potty and she’s trained alright… She will go tee- tee as we call it on command… Or not! She goes outside a lot and she goes inside a lot, she just goes a lot! Do I limit water should she not have food available all day? She’s about 4 pounds and I worry about low blood sugar. How does such a small creature produce so much poop and pee? Then there is the playfulness…WOW she’s 7 mos old now and wow she’s hilariously and contagiously wild and yes admittedly I engage but it’s primarily with me that she roughhouses and I admit I enjoy it and she’s very good with my young grandchildren and I correct her if she gets too wound up with them and that has not been a problem. But when I get stern with her about pottying inside she will either look contrite or think I’m joking and there is a lot of tail wagging and chin talking. I’m a terrible toy parent…there, I said it!!! Please train me!!

  • August 6, 2016

    Help!! I think I have created a monster!!! Give me a pit bull and I can train it to do anything, worked with dogs training, grooming, and have been a vet tech, ect, all my life! I bought my first chin when she was 6 years old and had been a breeder dog raised in an indoor outdoor run by a very responsible, woman who gave the dogs a fair amount of socialization and attention but was a business lady never the less! With in a short amount of time I had her leash trained and 90% housebroken though going down steps she never conquered. When she was gone I missed her terribly to the point of depression…enter chin #2 a 4 mo. Old puppy!! Very quiet and calm for about a week! Then she started to uh…wake up shall we say, and she was so playful and sweet and cute and I played with her…ALOT! First she would go on a puppy pad…or not so I started working on crate training and outside potty and she’s trained alright… She will go tee- tee as we call it on command… Or not! She goes outside a lot and she goes inside a lot, she just goes a lot! Do I limit water should she not have food available all day? She’s about 4 pounds and I worry about low blood sugar. How does such a small creature produce so much poop and pee? Then there is the playfulness…WOW she’s 7 mos old now and wow she’s hilariously and contagiously wild and yes admittedly I engage but it’s primarily with me that she roughhouses and I admit I enjoy it and she’s very good with my young grandchildren and I correct her if she gets too wound up with them and that has not been a problem. But when I get stern with her about pottying inside she will either look contrite or think I’m joking and there is a lot of tail wagging and chin talking. I’m a terrible toy parent…there, I said it!!! Please train me!! And now if I can this to send I will wait for a reply! Thank you!

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