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May 22, 2024

How to Train a Small Dog NOT to Run Away

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Here's how to train a small dog not to run away when you try to pick him up. Tips and techniques from an experienced trainer.

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May 21, 2024

Begging Dog -Small Dog Place Causes & Solutions to an Annoying Problem

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Your begging dog got you frustrated? Read about the causes and the simple solutions you can take to "cure" your dog of this issue.

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May 21, 2024

12 Proven Ways to Get a Scared Dog to Trust You

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Here are the best ways to get a scared dog to trust you whether it's a new rescue dog or that cute puppy that you are bringing home for the first time.

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May 21, 2024

Bored Dog? 8 Signs Your Dog Could Be Bored

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Think you might have a bored dog? Here are 8 signs that your dog might be bored.

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May 20, 2024

Small Dog Syndrome: Are we really the cause?

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Find out the roots and causes of small dog syndrome and how good intended small dog owners inadvertently perpetuate the behaviors associated with this syndrome

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May 19, 2024

Choosing The Best Food For Your Elderly Dog

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Choosing The Best Food For Your Elderly Dog walks you through the changing nutritional needs of seniors, the ingredients to look for when buying a dog food, and helps you choose the one that would be best for your elderly dog.

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May 19, 2024

Spinal Injuries in Dachshunds & Other Small Breeds: Solutions

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Spinal injuries in Dachshunds and other small breed dogs can be life altering for you and your dog, but they don't have to be.

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May 19, 2024

Dog Pests All Owners Should Worry About

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Mention dog pests and most people think of fleas and ticks, but there are many others all pet owners should know.

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May 19, 2024

Peeing in the house woes? Teach Your Dog to Stop

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Stop a dog from peeing in the house with these helpful tips to make it happen

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May 19, 2024

Is a Raw Dog Food Diet a Good Choice for Your Small Dog?

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Why feed a raw dog food diet to your small breed dog? Is it better or healthier?

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May 19, 2024

Small Dog Obesity: Your Dog Isn't Chunky, He's Obese

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Small dog obesity is a serious medical concern, but what can you do to help your dog loose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.

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May 19, 2024

Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Tips to Relieve All That Stress

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Separation anxiety in dogs is one of the most common problems that dogs develop in small/toy breeds. Learn what you can do to help your small breed dog

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May 18, 2024

Bichpoo: An Owner's Guide to the Bichon Poodle

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Some call it a Bichpoo, some the Poochon; in any case, this fun-sized teddy bear is a perfect combo of a Bichon Frise and a Poodle. But are they right for you?

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May 18, 2024

Small Dog Lifestyle: Living with One or More Tiny Dogs

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Small Dogs Lifestyle groups a variety of articles that help dog owners cope with life with one or more small dogs/

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May 18, 2024

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

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Can dogs eat cat food? Dogs regard cat food like we view chocolate -- utterly blissful! But will it hurt them?

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May 18, 2024

Dogs and Children: Importance of Having a Pet for Child Development

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Dogs and Children are a natural combination, but studies show that pets can have a significant role in child development

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May 18, 2024

How Can Deworming Your Puppy Keep Your Children Healthy?

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Are you thinking about deworming your puppy? If you have children at home, worming your puppy can help keep your kids and your pup safe and healthy.

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May 18, 2024

20 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors and Retirees | Small Dog Place

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20 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors provides 20 top choice dog breeds for retirees. Links to information on each breed.

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May 16, 2024

Why Everyone Should Own a Pet

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Read on to discover at least 20 reasons why everyone should own a pet in the 21st century.

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May 16, 2024

7 Reasons Why Millennial Moms Love Small Dogs

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It's no secret that Millennial Moms Love Small Dogs but just why are moms choosing tiny over the more traditional large breed dogs?

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May 16, 2024

Choosing the Best Dog Water Bottles for Your Canine Friend

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Several options are available in dog water bottles. Learn about the pros and cons of each and whether your dog would benefit from a water bottle

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May 16, 2024

How to Remove Dog Urine Damage From Your Lawn

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Dog urine damage to lawns is not only unsightly but can kill grass. Learn how to safely eliminate this problem

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May 16, 2024

5 Best Dog Apps for Pet Parents

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Here's five best dog apps that can help you care for your puppy or adult dog and make dog ownership even more fun.

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May 16, 2024

How to Choose the Best Small Dog for Running

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A small dog for running might be your best choice if you're passionate about running. Find out what breeds make great partners.

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May 16, 2024

Small Dog Safety

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Your small dog safety guide: Articles to help keep your small dog safe in the house and out and about.

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May 08, 2024

Benefits of Animal Therapy For Autism

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Did you know that animal therapy for autism spectrum disorders can have lasting benefits?

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May 08, 2024

Reduce Excessive Dog Shedding: 6 Methods that Work

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If excessive dog shedding has become a problem for you, there are three, low or no cost methods to help you solve the problem.

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May 08, 2024

Dog Ramps: 5 Reasons Your Dog May Need One

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Dog Ramps not only give you peace of mind but also help your small dog navigate his environment safely. Why use a ramp?

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May 08, 2024

Syringomyelia in Small Dogs: The Cost of the Adorable Appearance

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Syringomyelia in small dogs may be the cost we pay to create an unforgettable sweet appearance in dogs such as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Apr 29, 2024

Meet the Miniature American Shepherd (Mini Aussie Shepherd)

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The Miniature American Shepherd is a small herding dog originating in the U.S. They highly intelligent, hardworking and loyal but is this the breed for you?

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Apr 29, 2024

How to Socialize a Puppy: Comprenensive Guide From Birth Onward

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Do you know how to socialize a puppy properly? Detailed, step by step ideas for puppy socialization.

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Apr 29, 2024

City Dog Training: Tips to Train Your Dog When You Live in the City

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City dog training is vital if you live in a big city. Achieve success in these five areas and your city dog will be the best mannered dog on the block.

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Apr 29, 2024

German Spitz Dog Complete Breed Profile

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German Spitz: Breed information including personality, history, care, health, pros and cons of owning this breed.

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Apr 29, 2024

Puppy Training Tips For a Well Behaved Pup

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People often wonder where to start with a new dog, so here is a list of puppy training tips to help get you started.

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Apr 29, 2024

Dandie Dinmont Terrier On the Rise

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The Dandie Dinmont Terrier may be rare, but on the rise. Find out why people love this beautiful breed.

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Apr 28, 2024

Jagdterrier: The German Hunting Dog: Complete Profile

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Jagdterrier: Care, History, Personality, Health, Photos Plus Pros and Cons of this breed

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Apr 28, 2024

Doggie Door Training: A step-by-step approach

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Can a doggie door be a good option for housebreaking your dog? Yes, but a little training may be necessary.

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Apr 28, 2024

Shihpoo: Shih Tzu and Poodle Hybrid

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Meet the shihpoo, a friendly, playful, loyal companion; temperamet, health, care and history are included

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Apr 28, 2024

Bringing Home A New Puppy: Comprehensive Guide

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Bringing home a new puppy is exciting, but are you ready? This guide covers all you should do before the big day.

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Apr 28, 2024

Cesky Terrier: Is this Right Breed for You | Small Dog Place

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Is the Cesky Terrier the right breed for you? Find out and learn about temperament, history, description, grooming, health concerns and more.

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Apr 28, 2024

Shiba Inu - Complete Dog Breed Profile | Small Dog Place

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The Shiba Inu is intelligent, independent and foxlike. Learn about the breed, description, personality, history, health and more.

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Apr 28, 2024

Miniature Schnauzer: Complete Breed Profile and Information

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The Miniature Schnauzer is an endearing, intelligent family dogs. This Profile includes history, temperament, grooming, health info, plus pros and cons

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Apr 28, 2024

Maltese Dogs: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know this Fluffy Dog

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Maltese dogs are fearless, friendly, affectionate and full of energy and always ready to be near their favorite person. Is this the perfect breed for you?

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Apr 28, 2024

Best White Dog Names for your new white puppy

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Explore our extensive list of unique white dog names to match your friend's coat. Whether you've a maltese or cute bichon frise, we've got the perfect name.

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Apr 25, 2024

Puppy Development: Week by Week From Birth Onward

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Puppy Development in small breed dogs is both predictible and unique to the breed and individual. Learn how puppies go through various stages of development

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Apr 25, 2024

Small Dog Puppies: Ultimate Online Guide

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Small dog puppies are undeniably, but when the cuteness wears off, it's time to care for, train, groom and feed. Everything you need to know in one place.

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Apr 25, 2024

Have a Nervous Dog or Puppy? 7 Ways to Help a Shy or Anxious Dog

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Have a nervous dog or puppy? Are You wondering if there is anything that can help him feel more secure. There are ways you can help starting today.

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Apr 25, 2024

Do You Believe that Small Dogs are More Aggressive?

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Are Small Dogs More Aggressive than large breed dogs? There are many reasons dogs are aggressive, but many people think small dogs are very aggressive. Truth?

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Apr 25, 2024

Hip Dysplasia in Small Dogs: What You Should Know

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Hip dysplasia in small dogs is real. Find out which breeds are affected, causes, and treatment options.

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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