After some time spent living with one of these little fur-balls, a person comes to find himself always looking down while going about his daily routine. It becomes almost second nature.
Over the last twelve years I’ve had the pleasure of living with two mini dachshunds. The first four I spent with Schweeny, the latter eight with Pubba. Both suffered back injuries and eventually became special needs dogs. But even with those injuries, each managed to recover most of the function in her hind legs (Pubba came to appear as if she had never been injured in the first place). If your dachshund arches its head back for an extended period of time and appears unresponsive to your calls, you should take the animal to a vet at once, as this is one of the hallmark signs that your wiener dog is experiencing back pains.
Keeping all this in mind, an arduous recovery can be avoided altogether if the owner simply remembers to follow this guideline: be careful of the back. So do not be deterred from finding yourself a good wiener dog. They are among the smartest of all breeds, make wonderful companions, and, to be honest, are downright hilarious animals.