Los Angeles Little Dog Training

Small Dog Training

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Living with a little or small dog is different than living with a larger dog, so we designed our Little Dog Training geared to little dogs and toy dogs!

Because of COVID, all in-person training is on hiatus until after the quarantine. We currently offer private one-on-one virtual training lessons.

The first virtual lesson is $195. Succeeding 1-hour lessons if needed are $175/lesson, or you may purchase a package of four 1-hour lessons for $600, a savings of $100. You receive written instructions, a free copy of my book if applicable, and telephone or email support.

Click to discover why  virtual puppy dog training is an excellent choice for you.

Our private puppy dog training lessons will resume after the quarantine.

Since our dogs have gotten used to our being home during the quarantine, they may suffer separation anxiety when we return to our regular routine. We’ve written a series of articles things you can do now to prevent puppy dog separation anxiety after quarantine. It’s much easier to prevent it than to cure it.

First, let’s ask the question: What is a little dog? Generally speaking, it’s a dog who weighs 15 pounds or less. Why did I choose 15 pounds? Because that’s generally the size dog that most people can pick up easily.

What are some of the topics that are covered?

  • Little Dog Safety
  • Barking
  • Potty Training or Housetraining
  • Obedience Training Tips geared specially for little dogs
  • Socialization
  • Grooming and Handling
  • Training your little dog to deal with the Real World
  • An Overview of Preventing and Dealing with Problem Behaviors

Dogs of all sizes dogs are dogs first, and there are basic traits that run across all breeds. With small dogs, training may be different because it needs to be adapted to their size and temperament. Small dogs were bred for different things, and they have different temperaments — Jack Russell terriers were bred to kill rodents and are generally independent. Cavalier King Charles spaniels were bred as companion dogs to warm the laps of their people and generally crave human attention. They both may seek your attention but for different reasons — the Cavalier wants to cuddle next to you and the Jack Russell is demanding that you pay attention NOW!

Also important to remember is that within a litter of puppies of *any* breed, there can be differences in temperament — some puppies are leaders, some followers, and others independent. When we train, we take into account all the reasons behind their behaviors and work with each dog as an individual.

What are the breeds that are considered small or little dogs? These are some (but not all) popular breeds and breed mixes that would generally be in the little or small dog class:

  • Affenpinscher
  • Australian Terrier
  • Bichon Frise’
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • French Bulldog
  • Havanese
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Japanese Chin
  • Maltese
  • Mini Dachshund
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Papillon
  • Pekinese
  • Pomeranian
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Toy Poodle
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Call us at or text (310) 804-2392. for more information. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Or email us at caryl@DoggieManners.com 

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Los Angeles Little Dog Training
Doggie Manners Los Angeles Puppy Dog Training
12021 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90025
Call or text (310) 804-2392.
Email us at caryl@DoggieManners.com