There are many oxymorons in the world: jumbo shrimp, accurate estimate, even odds, a little pregnant, and then there’s Presley, the Chihuahua. Being the owner of a lovely pet dog is a matter of joy and pride, however, it also entails a set of responsibilities. However, dogs can also inherit genetic disorders that make them more susceptible to developing diabetes. Before you get one home, it’s important to gather information about the different dog breeds, family dogs, etc., so you know what you’re getting into.
If you are fortunate enough to start with a puppy raised by a good breeder in conjunction with a balanced mother, much of your work will have already been done for you. If you are having trouble training your puppy on your own, or maybe you don’t have as much time as you would like, look into signing your dog up for puppy school or training classes.
I started reading this ’cause I saw people commenting on how great ”˜Worm’ was on some forums, but so far I don’t see what’s so great about it (as opposed to Mother of Learning, which I knew I liked from the first couple of chapters). Another of the top ten small dogs is the Maltese that is great for people with allergies as he is not a heavy shedder.
These classes are great, and they will serve to both socialize your puppy and at the same time teach you how to get him started with his basic obedience training. Small dogs are also prone to certain medical conditions that can adversely affect your pet’s health.
Large dogs are not any more lovable than a smaller dog and a small dog is not any more vain than a larger breed. Although paper or pad training has been found to be effective in housebreaking small dogs, it is one method you should take up as a last resort. One common health issue that many people think are exclusive to larger dogs is hip dysplasia.