Toy poodles easily melt the hearts of dog lovers with good reason. They’re cute, loving and extremely devoted to their owners. Despite their size, a toy Poodle is surprisingly sturdy. However, they do require special treatment and training. In this article, we’ll show you how to build a relationship with your dog so that you an enjoy having this pint sized pooch in your home.
The distinct clips of Poodles make them one of the most recognizable dogs in the world. Your pet can begin receiving clips as early as six weeks old. To make the process easier on toy Poodles, introduce them to it slowly so that they realize that it is not a threat to their safety. Don’t rush your dog. Some Poodle puppies will become accustomed to the clippers faster than others. It’s very important that you remain diligent about the care of your dog’s coat. Without daily brushing and frequent clips, the hair can become matted.
Tiny toy Poodles are very sensitive, yet extremely intelligent. They are quite demanding for attention and play time, but they are delightful and happy overall. They can be quite reserved with strangers, so Poodle puppies should be socialized from an early age. This trait does make them particularly good watch dogs. It is not uncommon for a toy Poodle to be timid and high strung, so owners need to make an effort to teach them not to snap when they are startled or teased. A toy Poodle is therefore a great dog for families with older children who understand how to be considerate of dogs.