When dogs let you know 'you're not the boss of me'
Never underestimate a puppy who likes her freedom
Whenever I hear people gasp and talk about bigger dogs like they’re so mischievous and rebelling against authority, I always wonder if they’ve ever been around small dogs. So far, I’ve walked 88 dogs and owned three more, and I have never seen any dog (breed doesn’t matter) rebel against authority more than small dogs — especially ones under 10 pounds.
Exhibit A: This is Jackie, my mother’s new Shih Tzu mix puppy. My mother is trying to crate train her and get her to stop peeing all over the carpet. She bought this playpen as an alternative, so Jackie would have more room to play. Watch the video to see how this worked out. And Jackie is one of many small dogs I’ve witnessed rebel against authority. You will not be the boss of handheld dogs.