pair of dachshunds

baykatt98  asked:

I have a pair of mini dachshunds and they both jump up on the couch. I've been told that's bad for their back, is there anything I can do to lessen that risk?

Jumping and going up and down stairs shouldn’t be a problem for dachshunds that are the correct weight and in good muscle condition, but it’s been spread as wisdom about the breed because not many pet dogs are that fit and are at risk for injury. If you’re worried, get pet stairs or make a ramp or set of stairs out of household items so they don’t need to jump.