That article is sooooo TRUE, small or large is no different when it come to aggressive behavior, or trying to be the pack leader, the human should never let the dog be the pack leader,unless you want run over, by your loving pet.I love my Dane's to peice's no doubt and yes they sleep with me ha ha , but I am also the boss, as so true to the article, yes I can't allow them to jump or anything they are to large, but at the same time the owner of the chihuahua, should do the same .(I have Great Danes and my brother has a chihuahua and it is the same i make my dogs mind but he thinks it is cute when his dogs growls at mine, but i don't). will be showing him this article thank you
Always trust your dogs instinct about ppl it is always right..
AMEN! I have a small dog and large dog. There are some things the little guy is allowed to do that the big isn't. Like getting on the furniture, sleeping in the bed, etc. Bailey, a Maltese, was my first dog and came from the pound. I didn't lay down the law like I should have, but he has come a long way. With Harley, I did my homework. He was crate trained from day one. I was determined to have the best behaved Rottweiler around. I have to say, Harley is much better for it.
I can't stand the way some little dog owners let their dogs behave. I can't tell you how many times a Chihuahua or Dachshund has run up to Harley and me while out walking. Their owners either start yelling at me like I did something wrong(I'm a terrible person for walking a well behaved Rottweiler on a leash) or they think it's cute! It annoys me to no end and I think Harley feels the same! I've been around GSDs, Pit bulls and Rottweilers and I've been bitten twice by Chihuahuas. Both times broke the skin and the first one almost got my eye (he was being held by his owner.) It had nothing to do with breed but rather the fact that both dogs were allowed to do what they wanted.