Let her be the small dog that makes people fall in love with small dogs.
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.
- Original Potty Bells Review And Giveaway! #Sponsored by Caldwell’s Pet Supply (27) If you’ve been following Little Dog Tips for a while, you may have noticed that I’m a huge fan of using Potty Bells. It’s the best training tool you’ll ever buy for your dog. We spend so much time asking our dogs to do things. Sit. Stay. Lay down. But we rarely think about how our ...
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.
- How Pet Gates Speed Up Puppy Training #sponsored by Carlson Pet (1) Every puppy is different. Even those within the same breed, within the same litter, can vary in how quickly they learn and pick up house manners. Puppies are definitely born with individual personalities that can be made up of a combination of genetics, hormones, womb conditions – but they’re also influenced by their environment and ...
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.
- Review: Design Paw Arched Flexi Pet Gate #sponsored by Carlson Pet (2) As dog owners, we’ve come to accept that we gave up having a stylish, coordinated home the moment we brought our dogs home for the first time. The nose-prints on the lower halves of the windows, the stashes of treats and food, the menagerie of colorful, slightly stinky dog toys – no, they don’t “go,” with ...
As one of the most popular dog breeds (and the second most surrendered and euthanized in shelters,) Chihuahua madness is a very real phenomenon. These little dogs are taking over our homes and our hearts.
- Does Your Chihuahua Have A Soft Spot or Skull Molera? (0) Seeing an infant’s creepy soft spot is just one of the many reasons I’ve chosen dogs over babies. It gives me the willies to see a baby’s pulsating head hole. It’s a reminder that, with one tiny mistake, you could give a baby serious brain damage for life. Eeek. So, dogs it is. However, I recently ...