Toy Breeds (Under 8 lbs)
The toy breeds present a unique set of challenges when it comes to using electronic containment and training products like dog fences, bark collars, or remote training collars. For products that use a receiver collar, toy breed dogs need a collar small and light enough to comfortably fit their tiny necks as well as correction levels suitable for their mini size. Here, you'll find all of the products we carry that are suitable for toy breeds. Many of the products you'll find suitable for your toy breed dog are also appropriate for a cat.
Most electric dog fences on the market are not designed for dogs under 12 lbs. The collars are too big and bulky for a pint-sized pooch, making it impossible to get a proper fit and the correction levels are simply too strong for the toy breeds. PetSafe has made a point to develop dog fence systems appropriate for dogs 5 - 8 lbs. and have a range of products that are suitable for toy breeds. If you're looking for an electric dog fence we strongly recommend the PetSafe Elite Little Dog In-Ground Fence for dogs in the 5 - 10 lb range. The Elite Little Dog Fence has a tiny, lightweight collar and the correction levels are dialed down too. The problem with using a fence collar designed for larger dogs, even if it does fit your toy breed, is that you lose the range of correction levels because only the lowest one or two are appropriate for such a small dog. With the PetSafe Little Dog line you keep that range of correction levels because the whole range has been lowered to levels that make sense for smaller dogs. The Havahart Radial-Shape is also suitable for small dogs in terms of the correction levels, but the collar is larger and more bulky than the PetSafe Little Dog Collar.
Wireless dog fences are a little bit more difficult. In a perfect world we would recommend the PetSafe Elite Little Dog In-Ground Fence over any of the wireless fences, but we know that some people can't or don't want to install an in-ground fence for one reason or another. If you really need to use a wireless fence, the PetSafe Stay+Play is safe for dogs right down to 5 lbs., however, the collar is not as small as the wired Little Dog Fence and isn't really ideal for dogs under the 12 lb. mark.
Nuisance barking is a common issue across many breeds. Bark control devices automatically detect and correct a dog's problem barking using static shock, a spray of air, vibration, or ultrasonic noise. As with dog fence systems, finding a bark control collar suitable for the smallest dogs can be a challenge. The collar needs to fit properly and be comfortable for your dog for it to be successful in curbing the barking behavior. There are a variety of bark control products, from collars to stand-alone units, that are suitable for very small dogs. The type of anti-bark product you choose should depend on your dog's personality as much as his or her size. Here you'll find all of the bark control products that a size-appropriate for your toy breed.
Gone are the days when a doggie door was nothing more than a hinged flap allowing anything and everything to come and go as it pleased. Modern dog doors are available in a wide variety of sizes and functions. From simple traditional flap doors to extreme weather doors, we have you covered. From glass patio dog doors to smart doors that can be programmed to allow and restrict access for certain pets at certain times, we offer all the most popular and reliable pet doors for your toy breed.