Training Potential Problem

Training

Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs are intelligent and can be trained in much the same way as dogs by using simple commands and rewards. They can be litter trained or house-broken(as with dogs, only train the animal to do one of these in order to avoid confusion and mistakes). Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs can be taught to do simple tricks and to walk on a leash.

 



Potential Problems

Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs instinctively want to root and can cause considerable damage to the house or yard if not furnished with an appropriate area to appease this desire. If the sharp canine teeth are not removed, the Miniature Pot-Bellied Pig can inflict quite serious puncture wounds. Zoning in your area may consider Miniature Pot-Bellied Pigs to be livestock instead of pets which may rule out your ability to keep one in your residence. Check with the appropriate officials in your area before investing your time and money.