How to train small dogs :
Lesson one: defecation
When small dogs are newborns, they should be trained very carefully during their first months, so before allowing them to roam freely around the house, it is necessary to ensure that they adhere to the rules and laws of the house first.
At first, you must find a suitable room to keep the puppies inside when you leave the house, and the bathroom, kitchen, or pantry are all suitable places, as they can be closed to the puppies after leaving enough water, food, and a litter Bowl for their needs during the absence of their owner.
When the puppy reaches the age of two weeks, training lessons should be started, and the first lesson is to teach him how to relieve himself outside the house, and this starts by taking a tour outside the house after each meal and repeating the process for two weeks, and this proves in the dog’s brain that he must relieve himself outside the house after each meal.
Lesson two: play without sabotage
The second lesson is to teach him how to play without damaging furniture and household belongings, puppies, when they reach the age of one and two months, tend to bite things around them, and the best solution to this problem is to allocate a toy for the puppy that is biting and not easily damaged, such as a ball or the like.
The dog should be kept away from pieces of furniture and try to tear him down or scold him when he approaches them, over time he will learn that they are not intended for him.
Lesson three: sitting
The third lesson is to teach her to sit when she is ordered to do so, which is a little difficult at the beginning, as she should not be taught more than one command at the same time not to distract her, and the right time must be chosen to give the command to the puppy, if he receives the command while he is sleepy, playing or eating, he will ignore it, and with time it may turn into disrespect for his owner.
This training can be started by talking to the puppy and giving him the order to sit, and if he obeys, he is given a reward that he receives only when he sits in the required way, and repeating the process several times a day for two weeks, it will be fixed in the puppy’s mind.
The trainer may make a mistake by trying to teach his puppy direct commands, such as forbidding the command “no”, when a dog jumps on a stranger who has given him this command, teaching him its meaning may be very difficult. Even if the dog understands that his trainer is telling him what to do, his understanding will be limited to what has been forbidden, for example, he may try to jump more lightly toward the same person or in the direction of another person to jump on.
In such a situation, the easiest way to control the puppy is to give him a simple command that he was previously trained on, he can be ordered to sit down or return to his owner to keep him away from the person who is bothering him.
In general, training dogs is easier when they are small puppies, like any other creature, dogs are less attached to their habits when they are small, and they can be taught the rules of life with humans (such as leaving their droppings only in a specific place) without much effort, but then it becomes a little difficult. In general, the training of any animal is not an easy matter, it must be trained for everything separately and without distracting it with other commands or exercises, but these creatures are eventually able to become close friends with a man.
Taking care of small dogs :
The period of smallness in a dog is from birth until it reaches three months, after which any puppy is considered an adult dog, and these creatures are born with their eyes closed, and they stay for between ten days to two weeks until their eyes open, and during this period the puppies rely on breast milk as food.
After the end of the lactation period, the food of small dogs should be taken care of, meat soup with bread may be offered to him, and some types of vegetables added to the meat cut into small pieces, and he is also given food for four meals in small quantities suitable for him, and care must be taken to always have water near the puppies and the mother for their need for fluids and to avoid dehydration, and it is necessary to provide water to them in clean bowls and continuously.
Taking care of puppies during their first months is very important, care must be taken to keep them clean permanently and prevent their fur from getting wet with water, and it is advisable to examine them from time to time and check their bodies daily to ensure their safety, whether from diseases or infectious and pathogenic insects.
It is also preferable to take care of the cleanliness of her eyes, wipe them, and get rid of waste products on a daily basis. Puppies must be vaccinated with the dog vaccine, the distemper vaccine, and anthelmintic doses before reaching the age of three months.
How to make your little dog agile?
Small dogs of all kinds need to be agile, and agile; to be able to overcome the obstacles they face while walking in steep places, Plains and others, while taking them on foreign trips, so it is important to take care of the puppy’s agility from a young age, as it can be involved in training sessions held for dogs, during which they learn several exercises that help them to be agile.
Dogs need the following agility exercises:
- Running through special dog tracks.
- Crime through the tunnels.
- Playing recall games.
- Training tricks for puppies can be done by starting with certain tricks such as; turning in a circle.