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.
- When Should You Take Puppy Pads Away – And Switch To Outside? (0) It makes a lot of sense to use puppy pads in the first phase of house training. When your puppy is very small, her bladder control may be very weak, especially if you have a small or toy breed like a Chihuahua or a Yorkie. It’s better for your puppy to relieve themselves on an approved pad ...
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.
- 3 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Share Toys With You (5) Playing with your dog isn’t much fun if all she wants to do is take her toys and play with them by herself. I wasn’t sure how to play with Matilda when she was a puppy. She loved it when I would say “Ready, Set…. GO!” and throw a toy across the room. She even brought ...
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.
- What You Should Know Before Heading To The Dog Beach- #sponsored by Carlson Pet (3) As New Jerseyans, it was long overdue for my dogs to experience the beach. While they aren’t allowed at classic hotspots like Seaside Heights and Point Pleasant, I found the perfect spot for them to soak up the sun and play in the sand – the bay side of Sandy Hook. Our first trip was a ...
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? (15) 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 ...