5 Stereotypes About Small Dogs

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Anyone who has owned a Jack Russell terrier or beagle can tell you this stereotype is all wrong. Some breeds of small dogs are extremely curious and active. It takes an active owner to keep these dogs happy. Your small dog may actually need more exercise than larger breeds.

Keeping your dog occupied with exercise and activities will prevent it from becoming bored. Dogs who get frequent exercise are less likely to develop troublesome behaviors like problem barking or becoming an escape artist. For some breeds, you may want to pair exercise with tricks. Dogs love to learn, particularly when a treat is in store. Play with your dog — it's fun for both of you!

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