What are common characteristics of small dogs?

This received idea is certainly one of the most widespread and by far. All dogs need to spend a minimum amount of time physically outside and as often as possible. So of course, as we already know, the Jack Russell, the Beagle or the English Cocker Spaniel will need much more physical exercise than other small dogs.

Small dogs are not as physical

But it must be understood that physical exercise for dogs is essential for their good health, weight and psychological well-being. Many small dogs are carried by their masters in the arms, thats fine, but do not abuse and respect the need for physical exercise. Three walks of 15 minutes a day is a bare minimum target to hit.

All small dogs like to bite

goldenHere again everything depends on the breed and its tendency to bark but not just that … Some small dogs, are almost like alarms on legs, they don’t hesitate to bark to warn their master of a danger, the arrival of a guest or even when another dog crosses during a walk. This is the case of the Chihuahua or the Lhasa breed. Conversely, other breeds of small dogs bark rarely like the Shiba Inu or the Boston Terrier.

But excessive barking affects all dogs to some degree and can be the result of many things like frustration, fear, loneliness or lack of socialization. A dog who barks too much is therefore often the manifestation of a deeper behavioral problem, a lack of education, which must be addressed by using gentle methods of education or by consulting a professional behaviorist.

I have to protect my little dog against others

I have to protect my little dog against its bigger dogs. Don’t get scared and hide your dog yet.  Some people like to hide their pup in strong dog crates like the ones here www.bestdogcrates.net/escape-proof-cages/.  This is simply not necessary and you don’t have to carry it in your arms. It is a common mistake that happens when the puppy arrives in the family and has significant effects with his socialization. Puppies simply need to be social so don’t hide them away from others.