If you’ve ever had a new puppy, you might have struggled to housebreak them. Puppies and sometimes older dogs, such as little dogs, are harder to housebreak than others. So, if you have a little dog, you may have noticed that they take a while to learn the ropes.
When does a small dog reach full size? Although most dogs can grow anywhere between 8-24 months, most smaller breeds stop growing between 8-12 months of age. The reason is that the growth plates in their skeletal structure have reached maturity. The remaining growth is going to be width and weight, based primarily on nutrition.
How do you choose the right small dog for you? You need to choose a dog based on your living situation, lifestyle, and opinions.
That’s easy to say, but what does it look like? We’ll look into different breeds of small dogs, and what their specialties are, as well as similar breeds you can compare. It’s important to not only get a dog that works with your lifestyle but a dog you like and enjoy spending time with.
One of the best characteristics of small dogs is that they can get most of their exercise by running around the house all day. They don’t need long walks when you feel like chilling out after a long day at work. And, while they are really happy to see you when you return, all of these dogs manage quite well in your absence. We’ll also talk about how to enrich their time spent alone.
The Dos and Don’ts of Feeding Small Dogs. Before feeding your small dog your favorite treats, it is imperative that you know which foods are safe for him or her to digest and which foods, if ingested, could cause serious harm. Here is a list of just some of the foods that your small dog should and should not eat.
What are the best four harnesses for small dogs? A harness is an option for walking almost any dog, but especially for smaller dogs. Harnesses work to prevent tangling and give better control. They are easier on the owner’s arms and back, can prevent injury to small dogs, and discourage pulling.