A very bad idea is to allow your miniature dachshund, or even poodle, beagle or corgi to jump from chairs or furniture.Spinal disc disease is a true veterinary hazard in specially long backed mini breeds.When the pet is unathletic and obese it is even a more dangerous activity..to jump or fall from heights.Keep a short hassock, stool or other intermediate object to allow the pet to walk up or slowly dismount from higher surfaces.