Lula, at 5 months old, photo courtesy of Rachel
If you have a Chihuahua and a cat, it can help to make their own areas very distinct. Give each their own eating areas and own play areas.
#4 Limit outside views
, if you believe that your Chihuahua is marking due to dogs outside the home or to other animals within eyesight.
This can be done just by closing the blinds or curtains.
If there are lots of squirrels or other wildlife that comes into your yard, consider safe, ethical ways to keep them away from your property.
#5 Limit marking ability.
This can be done in several ways.
If there are certain areas that your Chihuahua sprays and you can block access to those rooms or spots, do this. However, do keep in mind that other areas may be chosen.
Any time that you cannot keep a very close eye on your puppy or dog, he should be placed in a designated area. An indoor playpen
is best; and these are highly recommended for other things including separation anxiety and housebreaking.