Stereotypes may be vague and often insensitive, but when it comes to dogs, they also have an air of truth. Just think about it! Huskies are stereotypically vocal, and that’s a fact. Golden and Labrador Retrievers are considered gentle dogs, and that’s true, too. But, polite Chihuahuas aren’t a thing, right? Well, think again. 

The Polite Chihuahuas Army

Chihuahua stereotypes can be a bit harsh. Many people think of the smallest dog breed as loud and full of attitude, but that’s not always the case. Chihuahua breeder and handler @spunky.chi.girl owns an army of polite Chihuahuas, and they couldn’t be better behaved.

The group was put to the test while on a potty break in a Hood River, Oregon park. These polite Chihuahuas couldn’t be cuter! Imagine 12 dogs in an outdoor enclosure, it sunk in just how precious these pint-sized show dogs are.

As a commenter, @actuallyhumanheaven pointed out, the dogs’ “lil Boba eyes” are very enchanting. It’s like they’re permanently pouting! In this case, though, they’re just looking for Mom and taking in the peaceful outdoor surroundings. They’re so quiet!

Even their doting owner had to brag about how polite the pups were on their outing. 

There were so many big dogs that walked by (leashed) and they didn’t even bark at them. They were so good! 

That’s so impressive! Chihuahuas tend to bark more than other dog breeds, but that makes them great alert dogs or alert companion pets. This group of show dogs won’t be changing their profession anytime soon, though!

What Makes Chihuahuas Good Guard Dogs?

You might have heard about Chihuahuas being excellent guard dogs and instantly wondered, “How can a small breed like that protect their home or family?” But, don’t let their diminutive size deceive you!

Chihuahuas are known to be astute, alert, and highly intuitive animals. Their size becomes an advantage when they sport their attitude and defend their territory without backing down.

They have an inherent sense of distrust for strangers that makes them hyper-vigilant, taking notice of every novel detail in their environment. 

Polite Chihuahuas serving as guard dogs
Polite Chihuahuas serving as guard dogs

However, it’s important to remember that Chihuahuas aren’t born guards; they are naturally territorial and possessive. This is often mistaken as their guarding instinct. Chihuahuas are fiercely loyal and, if threatened, they assume the role of a protector.

They carry the traits of vigilance, acute hearing, and a strong sense of owner-protection – ideal for a guard dog. 

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Their barks are also surprisingly loud and frequent, especially when they pick up on unfamiliar sounds, bolstering their reputation as good guard dogs. Overall, a Ch’s role as a guard can best be described as that of a pint-sized, four-legged alarm system.

How to Have Polite Chihuahuas

Do you dream of having polite Chihuahuas that impress your guests with impeccable manners? Well, you’re in the right place. Training your Chihuahua to be polite doesn’t need to be a hectic task. It can be quite a delightful journey if you employ the right strategies! 

Taking the leap into politeness training starts with understanding your Chihuahua. Knowing their needs, strengths, and triggers can make your task a breeze. 

Use consistency and clarity when giving commands. Chihuahuas, like other dogs, respond better to short, clear instructions.

Many polite behavior commands will come as naturally to Chihuahuas as their instinctual behaviors like wagging tails and sniffing around. Reinforce desired actions with treats and praises to further encourage their polite manners. 

Train Your Chi Correctly

Patience plays a pivotal role in your Chihuahua politeness training journey. Remember, all good things take time, and so does gradually modifying your pet’s behavior. 

Socialization is another key aspect of raising a polite chihuahua. Regular interaction with people and other dogs will help your furry friend understand acceptable behaviors.

Try to introduce your Chihuahua to different environments, situations, and people. It helps to desensitize them from potentially stressful or overwhelming experiences, making them more comfortable and polite in various settings. 

Polite CHihuahuas illustrated by a pup with his arms crossed
Polite CHihuahuas illustrated by a pup with his arms crossed

Don’t forget about the power of positive reinforcement. It’s all about rewarding the behavior you want to see – with a pat on the back, verbal praises, or their favorite treats. This praise can significantly bolster their desire to showcase polite behavior. 

Remember, each Chihuahua is unique with their distinct personality, so what might work for one, might not necessarily work for another. Tailoring your training methods to meet your Chihuahua’s specific needs will ensure the best possible outcomes.

You’ll soon notice that your once-fiery little Chihuahua is now the epitome of politeness and manners!


In conclusion, even the smallest of creatures like Chihuahuas can surprise us with their manners and discipline when trained appropriately. A glance at polite Chihuahuas on TikTok serves as a perfect testament to this.

While their guardian-like traits make them excellent protectors, specific training techniques can sharpen their demeanor, transforming these lively little creatures into well-mannered Chihuahuas.

As pet owners, we must invest time and effort into our furry friends, tapping into their full potential. So start training today, and help your pets move from canine chaos to polite pups.

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