If you're like many people who have recently made the decision to share their homes and live with a puppy, you probably find those puppy dog eyes hard to resist. While this is normal, it can make reprimanding your puppy difficult, even though this is necessary for the puppy to be properly trained. Keep in mind that dogs learn best when they are still in the puppy stage, and a well-trained dog is much more pleasant to be around than its untrained counterpart.
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes. The basic dog training protocols remain about the same, regardless of your dog's size. You want to reward good behavior, and over time, you will see your dog display more of that good behavior and less bad behavior. However, there are some accommodations you'll want to make in training a really small dog. Start by following these tips.
1. Use tiny treats.
Giving treats is one of the best ways to train with positive reinforcement.