I've had my dog since Jan of this year. I just would like to know if your dogs start barking at bigger dogs (meaning mine thinks she is a big dog and will continue to bark untill I stop her)? Also she is so friendly, she loves it when people say hello but if you don't she will grawl at them. Is this normal? I guess that is all I can think of for now. Thanks for the help
OREO,my Chihuahua tried that nonsense and I put a stop to it by using a stern "NO" and a finger tap on the end of his nose to interrupt the behavior if he ignored the verbal command. I have six Bullmastiffs and a Rat Terrier and I also do pet sitting in my home . It is very important that all the dogs get along and that none of them are allowed to have an agressive attitude. I also take OREO almost everywhere with me and have trained him to accept strange people and animals approaching me. I think for their own safety the small dogs need to learn good manners so they aren't insiting agression in larger dogs. I also want people to be able to approach me without having a Chihuahua growling and snaping. OREO will let children and adults he doesn't know pet and hold him.
We have a Mastiff, a Doberman, 2 Rat Terriers, 2 Chihuahuas, 4 Curr. They all live in harmony together. But, a dog is supposed to bark, that's their voice. And, our little Chis do have some big attitudes and some big voices for such tiny packages.