Small dogs respond best to positive reinforcement like praise, treats, and play. Avoid punishment or aggression.
Structure and consistency are key when housebreaking small dogs. Take them out regularly and praise for going in the right spot.
Clickers provide clear and immediate feedback on desired behaviors. Pair with treats to motivate small dogs.
Small dogs have shorter attention spans. Keep training sessions brief and engaging to hold their focus.
Don't let bad behaviors slide because they're cute. Maintain boundaries and rules to avoid spoiled behaviors.
Use a harness instead of a collar, and consider smaller-sized training treats easy for small mouths.
Well-socialized small dogs tend to be more trainable and confident. Introduce them to many people, dogs, and places.