Training is just as essential for small dog breeds as it is for large breeds. Some pet owners tend to turn a blind eye on their small dog’s problem behavior because their antics seem too cute. It is also a fact that dog owners don’t always exert as much time and effort into training small dog breeds as they should. Unfortunately, the lack of training can increase a dog’s predisposition for developing a number of behavior problems, such loud and persistent barking, display of aggressive behavior, and even brazenness. They are also quick to display undesirable behaviors that are often associated with the so-called “small dog syndrome”, in which a dog tries to dominate the rest of the household.
A small dog should learn to come when called or else he can be at risk for bolting out into oncoming traffic or even getting lost. A well-trained dog is certainly a much more pleasant buddy than one with problem behaviors. For more Pet Health Tips, visit your vet.