Small Dog Syndrome - Training Tip Tuesday #32

Apr 16, 2019

This past weekend was our 12th Annual Rattlesnake Avoidance Training, we trained over 200 dogs, over two days, with two trainers, a snake handler, and myself and one other gal doing check in.  Needless to say, it was a BIG weekend for everyone...the owners, the dogs, and those of use working.

My point to sharing this is when you get that many dogs over a short period of time you get to witness some exceptional behavior and some not so exceptional behavior.

Yep, you guessed it!  We are going to talk about the not so exceptional behavior, and this is specifically about little dogs.

Many little dogs somehow get a pass, when it comes to acting like little tyrants. Some call it "Small Dog Syndrome" (which really isn't a thing), but it does put a label on the dog as to what is going on with them.

Heck even I let Reckon get away with more than I would an 80lb Rottweiler.  We as a society are just programed that way, but that does not make it right.

Before I dive in, let's...

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