Little Dogs (8 - 20 lbs)
Sometimes even small dogs can seem larger than life when they're misbehaved or running rampant! But small dogs are different than their larger friends and need different types of training and fencing solutions. Popular training, bark control, and containment systems use a special receiver collar to teach the dog. Many of these collars are just too big and cumbersome to be useful or comfortable for a little dog. At Flexpetz we recognize the importance of training and containment solutions that are just right for you and your dog. That's why we offer electric dog fences, bark control collars, and remote training collars specifically designed for smaller dogs. These training and fencing systems feature toned-down correction levels and smaller receiver collars appropriate for dogs in the 8-20 lb. range.
Small Dog Electric Dog Fences
At Flexpetz, we generally recommend the PetSafe YardMax, PetSafe Elite Little Dog, and the Perimeter Technologies Deluxe Ultra fence systems for smaller dogs. All three of these systems are excellent choices for small breeds and even medium sized dogs who tend to be naturally compliant or submissive. The PetSafe Elite Little Dog has the smallest, lightest collar with the lowest correction levels. The Perimeter Technologies system has a fairly small collar that is more durable making it more resistant to general wear and tear and dog chews. The YardMax is the newest PetSafe fencing system and features a unique space-saving feature in addition to the relatively small collar and moderately low correction levels.
The PetSafe Stay and Play is another suitable choice for little dogs if you need a wireless fence. This wireless option is available with a regular or small dog collar that features lower correction levels in addition to it's smaller size.
Bark Control For Small Dogs
Nuisance, or incessant, barking is a common problem among many small dog breeds. Curbing this behavior can be tricky at best, especially when it most often occurs when the dog is left alone. Bark control collars offer a simple solution. Bark control collars specifically designed for small dogs automatically correct barking behavior each and every time to teach your dog that constant barking is not acceptable.
Both the PetSafe Elite Little Dog Static Bark Control Collar and the PetSafe Elite Little Dog Spray Bark Control Collar are effective and appropriate for your small dog.
Remote Trainers For Small Dogs
Remote training is a very effective tool for teaching basic obedience as well as addressing problem behavior like jumping or digging. Remote trainers work on the same principle as an electric dog fence or bark control collar. It's really important that the collar is properly fitted and that the correction level is right for the dog. The idea in all of these tools is not to cause the dog any pain, but rather to get and redirect the dog's attention through a static pulse (sort of like a good poke from a friend trying to get your attention).
Good remote training systems for small dogs take neck size and correction strength into account. Matching a more compact and lighter weight receiver collar with dialed-down correction levels that won't overwhelm a smaller dog.