Let her be the small dog that makes people fall in love with small dogs.

Matilda the smart, well-mannered lady-dog.

Little dogs are inquisitive, passionate, and quick on their feet. They’re eager to please – when trained with gentleness and positivity. 

Join me as I raise Matilda the minpin-chihuahua mix to be a smart, well-mannered lady-dog. Together, we’ll discover how dogs learn and how to train them in a way that minimizes fear and anxiety while setting them up for success.

The world is a big, scary place from 12″ up. You’re her guide, her guardian, and with the help of your signals, cues, teachings and, of course, treats, she’ll become a confident, intelligent pooch with good manners.

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Step-By-Step Positive Potty Training For Small Dogs

Little dogs are notoriously hard to potty-train.

If your small dog is still having accidents in the house, and you feel your patience running thin, it’s time to rethink the way you communicate with your dog.

Small dogs have small bladders. They’re easily stressed out by punishment, and sometimes, they just plain misunderstand where they’re supposed to go. 

  • How To Potty Train Your Dog With A Crate (22) Happy boston terrier plays with kong during crate training Do you ever look at your dog and think to yourself, “How on earth did I get to be so lucky?” Maybe you’re not quite there yet because your pup is still peeing and pooping everywhere. Perhaps you couldn’t find your glasses this morning when your unsocked foot landed in the middle of a hot, squishy log ...

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Little Dog Training And Behavior Tips

The more positive, polite behaviors you teach your dog, the fewer problems you’ll have discouraging bad habits. Use my step-by-step guides to quickly teach adorable, entertaining tricks that your dog will love performing.

Discover what makes your dog learn, and how you can use games and positive reinforcement to make learning fun for your dog.

  • Should You Say “No” To Your Puppy? (19) Say No PuppyIt’s a knee-jerk reaction that’s hard to suppress when something truly awful is happening. When your dog is chewing up a cute shoe, stealing your taco, or jumping on your guests and stamping muddy paw prints all over them… the first word that pops into your mind is, “NOOO!” But that’s the one word that many positive ...

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Dog Product Reviews To Help You Shop

Shopping for new dog stuff is one of my favorite things to do – and I bet you feel the same way. Companies often send us their products to review, and I may receive compensation for my review posts. I only feature products I love and recommend.

My reviews are honest and as thorough as possible, including the pros and cons of each product. I hope to make it easier for you to find the very best to spoil your pets.

  • 5 Signs Of A Healthy Little Dog #GrainFreeForMe #sponsored (17) 5 Signs Of A Healthy Little Dog - #GrainFreeForMe #Ad - Read about how Wellness CORE Small Breed supports little dog health from wet nose to waggy tail.When your little dog is healthy, it shows. Diet is a huge part of good health. A high protein, grain-free kibble is a smart choice for small breed dogs and their unique needs. Matilda has been trying Wellness® CORE® Small Breed for a month since our last post, and the high protein content and amazing ingredients have been contributing ...

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