Feeling safe is more important than even water or food, and if we violate our dogs’ need for safety, we also infringe upon their ability to think and learn.
All dogs should at least know the basics: how to sit, lay down, stay and come when called. Small dogs need training just as much as larger dogs.
Indoor puppy socials are a crucial component of a well thought out socialization plan, forming the cornerstone of future social interactions with other dogs.
Some cohabitating sibling puppies develop littermate syndrome because their deep bond interferes with normal socialization to other dogs and to people.
it is not possible to predict a dog’s temperament based on breed alone because of the high degree of variation within each breed; other factors matter more.