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a Dog that need little exercise
is not a guide to dog breeds requiring no
exercise at all. It simply includes dogs that
are generally satisfied with less exercise
than some other breeds. All dogs instinctively
need and enjoy a walk with their owners. A
fit dog is generally, mentally and physically,
list just gives general recommendations, as
not every dog in a breed type will have the
same energy levels.
Observation and instinct will tell you if
your dog is restless and in obvious need of
suggestions for Dog Breeds that will
need minimum exercise and will be
satisfied with some indoor playtime
or a short daily walk in the park.
natured small dogs that make excellent
pets . Very attractive and distinctive
with a predominately white coat and
a pocket-sized appeal, they do not need
particularly long walks or exercise
and are just happy in big houses or
small flats Good with children and other
pets they make excellent gentle and
Small impressive looking dogs who often
prefer the company of their owners to
other dogs. Not demanding with a gentle
demeanour. They are gentle and friendly
dogs who are easily housetrained. Not
requiring lots of exercise they are
happy in big houses or small flats
Alert, spirited, bold little dog that
is also friendly and affectionate.Devoted
to owners and usually good with children
and other pets Chihuahuas have strong
personalities and tend to bond with
one adult. Their tiny size makes them
easy to handle. They are easy to train,
require little grooming and they are
happy in big houses or small flats A
playful dog, they are not highly active
liking occasional walks.
Available as long or short haired varieties,
Small but active little dogs. Friendly
with family and other pets but can become
a "one man dog". Playful,
friendly, brave and fearless. They need
little grooming and exercise and they
are happy in big houses or small flats
The Maltese is a tiny, docile breed
that is extremely affectionate and loves
to be pampered it is among the gentlest
mannered of all little dogs, and its
trust and responsiveness are appealing
Easy to train, they love to play fetch
and learn tricks. They do not shed but
require regular brushing to keep their
coats from matting. Like other non-shedding
dogs, they are a good choice for allergy
sufferers. A good pet in limited accommodation,
the Maltese's exercise needs are minimal
Feisty, independent, brave, curious
dogs that are constantly busy, Intelligent
and easy to train, a good family dog
easy to train and good with children
and other animals they are dogs that
don't need much exercise
A small pretty and lively dog ideal
as a companion or as a loving easily
socialised dog for families Its beautiful
coat is prone to frequent shedding and
needs to be combed at least daily. These
dogs make wonderful lapdogs, and they
are relatively quiet, compared to other
small breeds.The breed is also relatively
hardy. These little dogs require very
little in the way of exercise.
Small affectionate little dogs with
long silky coats and a shortened pug
like face. They are affectionate but
have independent personalities. Pekingese
usually get along well with other dogs
and people, but may be wary of strangers.
They need regular grooming but require
These vivacious, extrovert little dogs
will bring a smile to any face, although
sometimes they can be noisy. They just
love to snuggle up and nap in a person's
lap. They usually prefer adults to children
and get along well with other pets.
They are intelligent, feisty dogs and
have a low need for exercise. Despite
having fluffy coats they do not need
Good natured, affectionate and dependable
dogs full of spirit but responsive.
Highly intelligent making the easy to
train. great family pets, good with
children and other animals they are
dogs that don't need much daily exercise
A small dog that is sociable, homely,
companionable and friendly , their playful
and clownish nature makes them ideal
Not overly intelligent which means patience
is required when training..Has a low
exercise requirement but can be high-energy
dogs that love to cuddle. Can shed quite
a bit which might require regular grooming.Pugs
are a breed that do not require tons
of daily exercise or grooming.
Small but feisty, tenacious and courageous.
Popular dogs that are intelligent and
easy to train, learning commands quickly
.They love human companionship without
being too clingy Good with children
and strangers thet are dogs that don't
need much walking
Very affectionate and loyal. Their long
coat can be trimmed to a shorter length
for ease of maintenance. They do not
shed and are good low-allergy dogs.
Pet Dog Information.
Advice about dog
finding the best pet dog for you
and your family.
a Suitable Dog Trainer
all want our dog to be a good and safe pet,
this normally requires adequate training.
All dogs will require some level of training,
puppies and adults.
Whenever our dogs spend with us they are
learning, and not always the right things.
Not all of us have the time or expertise
to train our dogs adequately so more and
more people are seeking the help of a professional
dog trainer. This can take a bit of research,
but it will be time well spent to make the
Some tips on how to find a Good Dog Trainer:-
from a friend, neighbour, groomer, boarding
kennel, veterinarian, rescue groups can
be helpful. Try
asking dog owners with well-behaved dogs
who they trained with.
membership of a trainer in a dog trainer
association does not necessarily qualifies
them as a suitable instructor, so check
out what their membership involves and
does it meet your expectations.
to find someone who has experience with
a wide variety of dogs (all ages and breeds)
and keeps up-to-date with new training
theories and methods.
long have they been training dogs
they deal with a serious behavior problem,
such as aggression.
what training methods they use how many
years of experience the dog trainer has.
someone you are comfortable with.
to visit at first without your dog:-
(good trainers should not find that a problem)
your dog is part of responsible
Positive training enhances
the bond between dog and owner
and helps ensure that your dog will
happily respond to your instructions.
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, UK (APDT)
accredits dog trainers with the right knowledge
and skills to train your dog.
more of our popular Articles
on the Blog Archive pages
Dog Breed - Golden Retriever
working dog which ,as it name suggests,
was bred as a retriever of game. As a popular
family pet it is affectionate, active, playful
and fond of people. They are good with children
and other pets.
Active and playful, enjoys swimming.
Group - Kennel Club:
or wavy with a dense water-resisting undercoat.
cms. 20-24 ins.
be any shade of cream or gold
nature not aggressive, intelligent
much more about Golden Retrievers in one of these
Useful Information Sites and Contacts.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Dog BreedsYour essential guide to all the
information on big breeds of dog, from trainability
to the most relaxed dog - we have it all. Come
some of our pages containing lots of relevant
information for dog owners or those about to
get a puppy or dog
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