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Small Dog Syndrome: Nature or Nurture

We have all seen the anxiety and aggression in small dog breeds and let’s face it, we’ve all heard that breeding such a small creature is the culprit for these traits. But what is fact and what is fiction? Are some small dog breeds more susceptible to these negative characteristics? Are smaller dog breeds more susceptible to anxiety, aggression, or reactivity than bigger dog breeds? In our quest for learning, if small dog breed anxiety is just a conspiracy or actually factuality, the Little Beach Dog has learned some big things are packed into our small dog breeds.

Small Dog Syndrome…yes it’s a thing…

  • Disobedient

  • Reactive

  • Shows Aggression

  • Barks & Bites

  • Disruptive Socially

  • Nervous stressed, or anxious

Training & Obedience